Periodontal Disease Treatment for La Mesa & El Cajon Patients
Dealing with gum disease can be painful and embarrassing. Gum disease can lead to periodontitis and other oral health issues. A Shop For Smiles can help you get your oral health back on the right track.
What is Gingivitis?
Gingivitis is a mild form of periodontal disease and is the most common form of gum disease. Gingivitis can cause irritation, redness, and swelling of the gums. Because of the mildness of this form of gum disease, you may not even know that you have it. However, it is critical that you treat gingivitis promptly, before it becomes more advanced.
What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontitis is a common inflammatory condition that is usually caused by a bacterial infection in the gum tissue. Periodontal disease can have serious side effects if left untreated.
At A Shop for Smiles, we offer professional, compassionate periodontal disease relief, treatment, and care. Dr. Hagstrom has the experience, skill, and knowledge to treat periodontal disease at its source and help prevent serious health problems that may have a periodontal link.
Signs you may have gum disease may include:
- Bleeding gums
- Gum pain or swelling
- Teeth that look longer
- Bad breath
- Teeth that feel loose
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Periodontitis treatment methods depends upon the type and severity of the disease. We can provide a wide range of periodontal disease treatments to meet your individual needs.
Some of our treatments include:
Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning)
One of the best treatments for periodontal disease is a regular teeth cleaning. These cleanings remove tartar and clean out the bacteria that causes gum disease. A regular appointment for a professional cleaning is an important part of periodontal disease prevention.
Scaling and Root Planing
For this treatment, we use laser technology to remove the bacteria and hardened tartar that is causing the gum disease. Scaling and root planing is a procedure that is performed for those whose periodontal disease has progressed too far to be treated with regular cleanings alone.
Pocket Elimination Surgery
This surgery reduces the pocket size between the teeth and gums, making it harder for bacteria to develop. It can provide relief for those suffering from severe periodontal disease problems.
Periodontal treatment can help you feel healthier and more comfortable with your teeth and smile. Periodontal care can also reduce the risk for more serious diseases and give your smile a nice, clean feeling.
After you’ve received periodontal disease treatment you may feel happier and more confident in your social interactions. You can enjoy a higher level of oral health.
Restore the Health of Your Gums
We are proud to help you feel more confident about your smile. To schedule your periodontal disease or gingivitis treatment, or to learn more, call us today. We would be happy to talk to you!