Periodontal Disease Treatment
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a common oral health issue that many San Diego patients don’t realize they have until their symptoms are extreme. However, thanks to periodontal disease treatment, you can avoid losing teeth and maintain adequate gum and tooth health. With help from certified periodontists such as the ones at The Perio Pocket - SD Implants & Aesthetics, you’ll keep your smile and eliminate inconvenient symptoms.
At The Perio Pocket - SD Implants & Aesthetics, periodontist Dr. Yvette Carrillo has years of hands-on experience regarding periodontal disease treatment. Our periodontal specialists develop the perfect treatment plan for your specific gum disease-related needs. Whether you need scaling and root planing or professional cleaning, we can help.
What Is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease is an infection in the gum line that damages your gums, teeth, and jawbone. As plaque builds up from improper oral hygiene, your gums retract, and bacteria spread. Then, these bacteria reach deep under the gum line and eat at your teeth’s root system.
The initial stage of gum disease is gingivitis. Four other phases increase with worsening symptoms. Without treatment, you may suffer from tooth loss and other serious side effects of oral infection.
Signs of Periodontal Disease
It can be challenging to determine whether you have periodontal disease. Our team has years of expertise in identifying these indicators and pays close attention to your symptoms. Common signs and symptoms include:
- Bad breath
- Inflamed, red gums
- Bleeding gums
- Receding gums
In extreme cases, you may experience tooth loss. At The Perio Pocket - SD Implants & Aesthetics, we strive to prevent tooth loss with effective, aggressive periodontal disease management services.
Periodontal Disease Management
Depending on the stage of your periodontal disease, you may not need extensive treatments. If you are past the gingivitis stage, you’ll need a deep cleaning to ensure the bacteria’s removal. We offer several treatment options ranging from professional cleanings to periodontal surgery.
A professional cleaning may be enough to ward off periodontal disease before it progresses to receding gums and bone loss. Dental hygienists can also provide helpful information on eliminating gingivitis and bad breath.
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a process that removes plaque from pockets under the gum line. Your periodontist smoothens the exposed roots to encourage them to reattach successfully. We may combine this treatment with antibiotic medications to eliminate potential infection.
Periodontal surgery is an in-depth treatment that we can perform if scaling and root planing don’t resolve your periodontal disease. You’ll get an extra deep cleaning that removes bacteria from the deepest pockets in your gums.
Restore Your Oral Health
No matter the stage of your periodontal disease, prompt treatment is necessary to avoid worse issues. The Perio Pocket - SD Implants & Aesthetics team offers years of experience, state-of-the-art equipment, and a relaxing environment for your treatment. We can restore your smile and oral health and eliminate periodontal problems effectively.
Don’t wait to get periodontal treatment in San Diego, CA. Instead, schedule a consultation with The Perio Pocket - SD Implants & Aesthetics at (619) 643-5081.
We look forward to hearing from you. Please call our office at (619) 643-5081 or send us a message to request an appointment.