Periodontitis, also known as gum disease, begins with bacterial development in your mouth and can lead to tooth loss due to damage to the tissue that surrounds your teeth if not treated appropriately.
Periodontitis (gum disease) is commonly preceded by gingivitis (gum irritation). Gingivitis does not always lead to periodontitis. Gingivitis affects many people at some point in their life, and its mild symptoms make it easy to overlook. You can avoid or even reverse it by brushing your teeth, flossing, and getting regular dental cleanings and checkups.
Gum disease is caused mostly by plaque. Other factors, however, can have a role in periodontal disease. These are some of them:
During a dental examination, we will look for the following things:
Scaling and root planing are the first operations we prescribe for treating gum disease. Scaling is the process of removing all of the plaque and tartar that have accumulated above and below the gum line. The ultrasonic device used dislodges the tartar deposits, and the debris is then washed away with a jet of water. Root planing is the process of smoothing rough surfaces on teeth to prevent tartar or food particles from forming. In some cases, medications and surgery can be used depending on the severity of the condition.
Please reach out to Persimmon Dental Care in Dublin, CA, to have a consultation with our dentists. Please call us at (925) 999-8282 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.
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