If you are suffering from periodontal disease, aka gum disease, then McElroy Smiles By Design can help! Our dentist is highly experienced in providing gentle gum treatment in Encinitas, CA, so that you can restore your smile back to full health. Potential treatments for gum disease can include gum therapy (also called scaling and root planing) and medication.
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Learn more about gum therapy treatment below.
The objective of gum therapy is to eliminate the underlying cause of inflammation. By utilizing this gum treatment in Encinitas, CA, to remove dental plaque and hardened tartar (calculus), we give your gums the opportunity to heal.
Gum therapy includes two procedures: scaling and root planing. Periodontal scaling includes the removal of plaque, calculus, and stain from the crown and root surfaces of your teeth. Root planing, on the other hand, gets rid of the roughened cementum and surface dentin that is impregnated with calculus, microorganisms, and their toxins.
Scaling and root planing are often referred to as deep cleaning, and they can be performed using both ultrasonic instruments and hard instruments. After your root planing and scaling procedure, we may also prescribe medication to help treat any infection.
There are many causes for gum disease. Excessive sugar in the diet, poor brushing habits, inconsistent flossing, smoking, or piercings can all lead to deterioration of the gums. Sometimes, some mouths can simply be prone to gum disease even when you do everything else correctly. This can be due to certain ligaments being tighter, shorter, or looser than they should be in an ideal mouth.
As your gums deteriorate, this allows bad bacteria and food particles access to the roots of your teeth, causing even more damage. When not treated, gum disease can lead to numerous dental problems, including tooth loss. If caught early, however, your gum disease can be managed and eradicated before your teeth have a chance to suffer.
Gum disease is not always readily apparent during its very early stages, so the best way to know if you have it is to visit our Encinitas dentist for regular checkups twice a year. During your oral health exam, we can let you know if you have gum disease or are at risk of developing gum disease.
You should also call us for an immediate appointment if you notice any of the following signs of gum disease:
If you believe you have gum disease, call 760.621.8700 or click here to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist for gum treatment in Encinitas, CA. We look forward to helping you restore your smile to full health!