Gum disease is a significant problem among American adults. Gingivitis, or gum disease, is a progressive problem and is the leading cause of tooth loss. It can also increase your risk for many other health disorders, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Plus, you are more likely to develop other oral issues like halitosis or bleeding gums. Dr. Devan Dalla and the team at DNTL Hub in Galt, CA, offer excellent treatment for gum disease at our state-of-the-art oral care center.
Gum disease begins when bacteria grow around accumulated plaque and tartar, causing the gums to become inflamed. This neglect of oral care starts a downward spiral of worsening teeth and gum health that can eventually result in infected teeth and gums and tooth loss. Even the most ardent oral health advocate cannot remove all the plaque and tartar from teeth with just brushing and flossing. Professional dental cleanings by our hygienist use the tools necessary to reach difficult places and remove hardened substances for a thorough cleaning.
Some people may still be more susceptible to periodontal disease because of genetics or medications. They need more targeted treatments along with regular cleanings to stop gum disease in its tracks. Our skilled team can provide the gum disease treatment you need to prolong oral health and keep your smile healthy and bright.
Symptoms and Causes of Periodontal Disease
Accumulated plaque and tartar on your teeth can irritate the gums and harbor bacteria. Additional factors like smoking, poor health and some medical conditions can increase your risk for gum disease. Gingivitis is usually the first stage of periodontal disease, and it progressively gets worse without directed treatment from a dental professional. Gum tissue becomes diseased, spreads to the bone and causes tooth loss.
Like many health concerns, gum disease, or gingivitis, begins without any obvious symptoms. It can progress quite far before you notice anything is wrong. In fact, many patients don’t know they have a case of gum disease until it is revealed at a routine checkup and cleaning appointment. Dr. Dalla and our dental team can detect signs of gum disease and create a custom treatment plan to prevent things from getting worse. In its earliest stage, gum disease can be controlled with frequent professional cleanings, and a deep cleaning that uses scaling and root planing to remove buildups of tartar and plaque.
If you have symptoms of periodontal disease, now is the time to visit us at DNTL Hub. Gum disease is treatable, especially when caught in the early stages. Contact us in Galt, CA, and schedule your appointment now to conquer gum disease before it affects your oral and general health.