Gum Disease Treatment in Chino Hills
Get gum disease treatment at Chino Hills Family Dentistry
If you are worried that you might have gum disease, it’s best to seek professional help as soon as possible. Dr. Douglas Kim will do a dental exam and develop a treatment plan to relieve the symptoms and heal your gums. If you live in Chino Hills or surrounding areas, call us at (909) 393-5300 to schedule an appointment.
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is an infection caused by bacteria clinging to the gums and teeth. A less severe type of gum disease is called gingivitis. If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to periodontitis.
Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums. This is when the gums appear puffy and often bleed when they are brushed. An advanced stage of gingivitis is called periodontitis. This damages the bones anchoring the teeth which cause the teeth to become loose.
Early gum disease is treatable if you act fast.
Do I have gum disease?
While it’s possible to have gum disease and not be aware of it, here are some warning signs:
- Red, swollen, or tender gums
- Gums that bleed easily
- Persistent bad breath
- Loose or separating teeth
- Receding gums
- Any change in the fit of partial dentures
- Pus between your teeth and gums
It’s best to call your dentist right away if you notice any of these symptoms.
How is gum disease treated?
Treatment for gum disease vary depending on the severity of the case.
- Deep cleaning which includes scaling and root planing
- Placement of antibiotic between teeth and gums
- Periodontal surgery and laser gum surgery
How do I prevent gum disease?
Gum disease can be preventable. You can significantly reduce your chances of getting periodontal disease by practicing good oral hygiene at home. Brush and floss regularly. Schedule an appointment with your dentist regularly for dental checkups and professional cleanings.
Are you looking for gum disease treatment in Chino Hills? Call us at (909) 393-5300 or click the button below to schedule an appointment!