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Gum Treatment in Encinitas, CA

Restore Your Healthiest Smile With Our Compassionate Encinitas Dentists For Gum Therapy Treatment

If you are suffering from periodontal disease, aka gum disease, then McElroy Smiles By Design can help! Our dentists are 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.

Come experience McElroy Smiles By Design! You will see we offer effective gum treatment in Encinitas, CA, Carlsbad, CA, San Marcos, CA, Vista, CA, Oceanside, CA, Solana Beach, CA, Del Mar, CA, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, Escondido, CA, and San Diego, CA.

What Is Gum Therapy Treatment?

gum treatment in encinitas caThe 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 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.

What Causes Gum Disease?

There are many causes of 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.

What Are The Signs Of Gum Disease?

Gum disease is not always readily apparent during its early stages, so the best way to know if you have it is to visit our Encinitas dentists 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:

  • Gums bleeding when you brush your teeth
  • Red, tender, or swollen gums
  • Receding gums, aka shrinking gums around your teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Loose teeth
  • New spaces appearing between your teeth

Schedule Your Appointment For Gum Treatment In Encinitas, CA, Today!

If you believe you have gum disease, call 760-230-6638 or click here to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentists for gum treatment in Encinitas, CA. We look forward to helping you restore your smile to full health!

 

Our 5-Star-Rated Dentists Provide Gum Treatment in Encinitas, CA, Including Gum Therapy, Scaling & Root Planing Serving Encinitas, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Escondido & San Diego, CA

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"This is a fantastic Dentist, McElroy and the associates in the office are amazing. Our daughters enjoy every time they are here. Very good practice, highly suggested!!"

- Cody H.

"I would definitely recommend Smiles By Design dental office to anyone who is looking for a personable, honest, thorough, and professional dentist. Dr. McElroy and his staff make you feel so comfortable, you forget you are at the dentist!! Highly recommend!"

- Kelly C.

"Had my first appointment at McElroy smiles by design, and the staff was so friendly and informative. It was an enjoyable experience and I plan on going back in the future."

- Isaac W.

"Thanks to everyone in the office! Great service and very punctual. Dr.McElroy is a wonderful dentist, he is very professional and friendly. He does what it takes to do the job perfectly— even if it requires extra time. I needed a lot of work when I first came to the office, but now when its all done, I love the outcome and my new smile! I am stoked!!"

- Wera S.

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of McElroy Smiles. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

What To Expect On Your First Visit

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Discuss Your Goals With Dr. McElroy

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Thorough Exam & Professional Cleaning

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Discuss Your Potential Treatment Options

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