Gum Disease Palmdale & Lancaster CA

Periodontal Therapy An Overview

Achieve better gum health with personalized periodontal therapy in Antelope Valley.

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a progressive bacterial infection of the gum tissue and surrounding structure. This infection is one the most common dental concerns that patients develop. Gum disease stems from poor oral hygiene that leads to an increased plaque and tartar buildup around the gum line. When plaque and tartar are not properly removed, it can cause bacteria to fill up in pockets surrounding the teeth, causing the teeth and gums to weaken over time.

The first stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. During gingivitis, the infection is just beginning, and most patients can be treated using a conservative measure to help restore their gum health. As gingivitis progresses, it can develop into periodontitis. During periodontitis, patients develop a more aggressive form of gum disease that may lead to tooth loss and other complications if left untreated.

Finding the right treatment to improve your gum health and reduce your risk for further complications is key to maintaining optimal oral health. Smile Dental Group offer a full range of periodontal therapy treatment for patients in various stages of gum disease. Our team of highly trained trusted dentists exam your teeth, gums, and surrounding bone structure to determine which treatments best suits your dental needs. We build personalized solutions to restore your oral health.

Risk Factors For Gum Disease

Anyone is at risk for developing gum disease. However, some patients are at a higher risk due to certain factors. For instance, patients who meet these conditions may be at a higher risk of developing periodontal disease.

  • A family history of periodontal disease
  • Diabetes
  • Poor diet and nutrition
  • High-stress lifestyle
  • Smoking or tobacco use
  • Crooked or misaligned teeth
  • Poor oral hygiene routine

We can work with you to assess your risk of gum disease. For patients who are at high risk, we can even develop a preventive care plan to help reduce your risk of developing gum disease. It is imperative to visit our dentist office regularly to receive routine dental cleaning and screening for complex dental problems. When gum disease is caught early, patients can reduce their risk of tooth and bone loss caused by gum disease. The health and overall wellness are important to our team at Smile Dental Group.

Signs of Gum Disease

The signs and symptoms of gum disease differ for each patient. Routine dental visits allow us to asses the condition of your teeth and gums to determine if gum disease is present. In some cases, patients may notice changes in their oral health which prompt them to visit our office. If you notice any of these signs, be sure to visit our office for a complete dental evaluation.

  • Bleeding gums
  • Halitosis (persistent bad breath)
  • Shifting teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Swollen, red gums
  • Tooth loss
  • A receding gum line

The longer gum disease is left untreated; the more likely patients will experience advanced complication such as tooth loss, facial sagging, and bone loss. Gum disease should be treated promptly to avoid complex issues.

Periodontal Therapy What to Expect

Treatment for periodontal disease is tailored to the needs of each patient. Our team will carefully examine the teeth, gums, and bone structure to determine the best form of treatment to help restore your oral health. The goal of treatment is to stop the progression of gum disease, address the current damage to the teeth and gums, and prevent further complications to your oral health. Depending on your needs, our team may recommend one or more treatments to address all of your dental concerns.

  • Scaling & Root Planing: This treatment is an extensive deep cleaning of the areas above and below the gum line. A dental hygienist uses special tools to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the gum line. Depending on your needs, this may need to be completed more than once to achieve the desired results.
  • Antibacterial Rinse: for early stages of gum disease, a simple antibacterial rinse can help restore health to the gums. A dentist may prescribe a specific rinse to help improve your dental health.
  • Gum Surgery: For advanced stages of gum disease, gum surgery may be needed to remove diseased tissue and restore your oral health.
  • Laser Dentistry: This revolutionary treatment may eliminate the need for gum surgery. Dental lasers can be used to safely remove diseased tissue while minimizing the risk of infection, reduce bleeding, and promote a faster healing response from the body.

Schedule An Appointment

Smile Dental Group is a full-service dental facility offering a full range of periodontal therapy treatments to address various stages of gum disease. We employ the latest dental technology and methods to help improve your oral health. If you are experiencing any signs of gum disease, please be sure to visit our office for a full evaluation. To schedule an appointment, call one of our three Antelope Valley office locations or request an appointment online.

  • East Palmdale: (661) 463-6530
  • West Lancaster: (661) 383-0186
  • East Lancaster: (661) 302-4416