Professional Gum Disease Treatment at Cunning Dental Group
Our gum disease specialists in Southern California have decades of combined experience in treating gingivitis and advanced periodontitis.
About Cunning Dental Group
Giving you the best periodontal care possible.
Cunning Dental Group is an advanced and well-reviewed dental practice in Southern California. From gum disease to replacing missing teeth with dental implants, our top dental team is well-versed in treating complex dental problems. But above our treatment competencies, we are staunch believers of preventive care. Educating each patient about oral care is our main priority and top defense against gum disease.
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What is Gum Disease?
Periodontal (gum) disease is commonly defined as an inflammation of the gums, which can be mild or severe depending on the stage of disease. If the swelling of the gums persists, it can impact the bone that supports and surrounds your teeth. Gum disease is a result of plaque—a sticky deposit on teeth in which bacteria grows and multiplies. This bacteria eventually wreak havoc on your teeth, gums, and even bones if left untreated.
When you arrive for your scheduled appointment here at Cunning Dental Group, you can be confident that you are getting the best possible treatment that modern dentistry has to offer. Our advanced diagnostic tests and treatment options avoid the worst case scenario of losing your teeth as a result of progressive periodontal disease.
Do I Have Periodontal Disease?
Signs and symptoms of gum disease often include:
- Red, swollen, or tender gums
- Chronic halitosis (bad breath)
- Bleeding when brushing or flossing
- Sharp or dull pains when chewing
- Longer looking teeth due to gum recession
- Loose teeth
- A sudden change in your bite
- Increased sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Pus surrounding the teeth and gums
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What are the Stages of Gum Disease?
Gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease, is an inflammation of the gums due to plaque buildup at the gum line. Gingivitis is often the result of inadequate oral hygiene. Fortunately, reversing gum disease at this stage is possible with proper oral care and professional treatments.
Periodontitis is when the supporting fibers and bone that keep your teeth in place are damaged severely. A pocket below the gums can form at this stage, trapping plaque and food particles that provoke further gum damage. Improving your personal oral hygiene and seeking immediate treatment can prevent painful complications.
This critical stage of gum disease signals the destruction of the bone and fibers supporting your teeth. As a result, your teeth will begin to loosen and shift inside the mouth. Aggressive gum disease treatments are imperative at this point. If neglected, saving your teeth may no longer be possible.
How Does Cunning Dental Group Treat Gum Disease?
Our certified and experienced periodontist can perform non-surgical procedures devised to stop the progression of periodontal disease and improve the health of your gums. Our procedures include root planing and deep scaling to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria deep within the gums and between teeth.
## How Do I Prevent Gum Disease and Recurrence?
Good oral health begins with caring for your teeth and gums at home:
- Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day
- Floss once daily to reach and remove plaque between your teeth
- Avoid starchy and sugary foods, which increase tartar buildup
- Eat a diet rich in vitamins A and C to prevent gum disease
- Be careful with medications that may aggravate gum disease:
- Heart medicines
- Oral contraceptives
- Avoid cigarettes and smokeless tobacco
- Practice preventive care and schedule regular dental checkups
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