GUM DISEASE

Understanding and Treating Gum Disease at Alta Vista Dental Care

Gum disease, or periodontitis, is a common yet preventable condition that can have significant impacts on your oral health. At Alta Vista Dental Care, we’re dedicated to educating our patients about gum disease and providing effective treatments to combat this condition.

What is Gum Disease?

A Progressive Oral Health Concern: Gum disease begins with the buildup of plaque and tartar, leading to inflammation and infection in the gums. Early signs include bleeding, swelling, and receding gums. Without timely intervention, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and has been linked to other health issues like strokes and heart attacks.

Stages of Gum Disease

From Gingivitis to Advanced Periodontitis:

Gingivitis

The initial stage, characterized by gum inflammation and expanding pockets around the teeth. Regular dental check-ups can detect gingivitis early, allowing for prompt treatment.

Periodontitis

At this stage, the gums and bone start to pull away from the teeth, forming deeper pockets that harbor harmful bacteria, leading to bone loss and bleeding gums.

Advanced Periodontitis

The most severe stage, where the teeth may become loose due to significant bone loss. Immediate treatment is vital to prevent tooth loss.

Gum Disease Treatment Options

Tailored Solutions for Healthy Gums:

Early Stage Treatment

Routine cleanings can effectively manage gum disease in its early stages. More frequent cleanings help remove tartar and plaque before they cause significant damage.

Early Stage Treatment

Routine cleanings can effectively manage gum disease in its early stages. More frequent cleanings help remove tartar and plaque before they cause significant damage.

Medicated Trays

Similar to tooth whitening trays, these are used to deliver medication deep under the gums for more effective treatment.

Advanced Treatments

In severe cases, laser therapy or oral surgery may be required to address extensive damage and treat receding gums.

Preventing and Managing Gum Disease

At Alta Vista Dental Care, we emphasize the importance of regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices in preventing and managing gum disease. Our team is equipped with the expertise and technology to provide comprehensive care, from early detection to advanced treatments.

If you’re concerned about gum disease or want to maintain optimal gum health, schedule an appointment with us at Alta Vista Dental Care. Call us today at (530) 885-3368 and take the first step towards a healthier smile.

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