Gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems. If left untreated, gum disease can cause extensive damage to the teeth and lead to tooth loss. Periodontal disease progresses in three different stages: gingivitis, moderate periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis.
At Encino Dental Health and Cosmetics, we take periodontal health very seriously. We carefully assess your oral health to identify any signs of the illness. Our skilled team of experienced dentists can provide you with effective treatment for periodontal disease and restore your radiant smile.
Gum disease is caused by bacteria transforming into plaque and later hardening into tartar. Bacteria is caused by food particles, especially starches and sugar, on the teeth. Bacterial plaque is a sticky substance that releases toxins that damage the periodontal ligament, gums, and roots. Damage to the gums and bone causes bleeding and can even lead to tooth loss.
We have years of experience serving our patients and helping them get rid of periodontal disease. Periodontitis detected early will be removed through regular cleaning methods and recommended advanced oral hygiene practices. In moderate to advanced periodontitis cases, we remove the plaque and stubborn tartar with scaling. Scaling is a deep-cleaning method that removes plaque build-up on the teeth and gums.
Depending on the severity of the disease, we may also prescribe medication or recommend surgical intervention. At Encino Dental Health and Cosmetics, we try our best to prevent tooth loss and inhibit the progression of the disease. However, If the disease has caused damage beyond repair to the gum or tooth, we may have to extract the tooth to prevent the infection from spreading.