Periodontal (gum) disease is a degenerative dental condition that occurs as a result of harmful bacteria in the mouth. When left untreated, these bacteria cause inflammation and infection of the gum tissues and eventually lead to gum recession, tooth loss and bone loss.
Common symptoms of periodontal disease include:
- Easy bleeding of the gums
- Swollen or tender gums
- Loose teeth
- Bad breath
- Painful chewing
- Receding gums
- Pus between the teeth
- Teeth that appear longer than normal
- Changes in your bite or in the fit of your dentures
Our experienced dentist provides a number of treatments to help manage and fight periodontal disease. When you visit OS Dental, we will thoroughly examine your mouth to determine the severity of your gum disease and which treatment or combination of treatments will be most effective for you. Depending on your needs, your treatment may involve additional professional cleanings, improved oral hygiene at home, antibiotic treatment, scaling and root planing or gum surgery.
We are committed to helping you regain your oral health and prevent gum disease from spreading any further in your mouth. Call our office today at 714.823.3344 to schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist and learn more about gum disease treatment in Orange, California.