Gum Care (Periodontal)
Gum disease is something many people struggle with, and it’s increasingly difficult to handle alone past the age of 30. Dentists have the tools and expertise necessary to stop it before it turns from bad to worse. Oftentimes, a cosmetic dentist and implant dentists will suggest patients take care of gum and tooth disease before moving onto aesthetics.
This disease might have some roots in genetics, but it’s largely caused by improper care of teeth. However, anyone can suffer from it—and many people do to some degree. It starts when plaque buildup gives way to tartar. The tartar leads to microorganisms that attack the gums, leading to gum disease or gingivitis.
How to Fix It
The microorganisms begin to eat away at bone, which eventually causes tooth loss. However, there are many treatments available to stop and even reverse some damage caused by periodontal disease. The most common approaches are deep cleanings, localized antibiotics and a more stringent ongoing care plan. For more advanced cases, a bone draft or Arrestin Therapy may be required.
The best way to tackle periodontal disease is with preventive care which includes regular brushings, flossing, mouth washing with fluoride and annual dental checkups. For residents in Torrance and Carson, Alpine Village Dental can take care of all your needs.
Start Prevention Now
Today is the best day to start preventing periodontal disease by calling us at 310-538-3639. This disease doesn’t often give warning signs until it becomes serious, so don’t delay. A healthy mouth is part of an overall healthy life.