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Periodontal Pockets

What Are Periodontal Pockets? Measuring periodontal pockets — depths and implications. Healthy gum tissue fits tightly and firmly against teeth. However, with age and/or declining oral health, this tissue can loosen and sag, forming periodontal pockets around the teeth. When this occurs, it can often become an ever-increasing problem, as it becomes easier and easier for food debris and bacteria to become trapped in the gums. In turn, this leads [...]

Periodontal Pockets2022-10-18T08:00:02-07:00

Receding Gums Treatment

Do You Have Receding Gums? What it means and how to treat it. Receding gums is a common periodontal problem where the gum tissue shrinks or retracts, leaving teeth exposed and vulnerable. Gum recession has several possible causes and is more likely to occur as we age. When it comes to dentistry, our primary goal regarding gum recession is to protect teeth roots and restore gum tissue to a healthy [...]

Receding Gums Treatment2022-08-16T08:00:09-07:00

At The First Sign Of Gum Disease

Get Gum Disease Treated Quickly Prevent further damage to your teeth. Gum disease is a big problem. By some estimates, as many as half of all adults suffer from the condition. Most people think that it can't happen to them, but it's easy to become a statistic! Quick treatment can prevent periodontal disease from spreading and causing more damage. If you suspect a problem, don't hesitate to contact our office [...]

At The First Sign Of Gum Disease2022-04-26T08:00:34-07:00

Dental Abscess Treatment

A Dental Abscess Means Severe Infection And A Serious Periodontal Problem A dental abscess is an infection, typically affecting the root of a tooth and the surrounding gums. What may start as a tooth fracture or an infection of the tooth interior (root) can quickly progress into a more severe problem. Furthermore, when periodontal disease is a factor, the pocket that surrounds each tooth is often compromised, becoming loosened and [...]

Dental Abscess Treatment2022-01-11T08:00:01-08:00

What Is Scaling and Root Planing?

Vital Periodontal Treatment Scaling and root planing improves the health of teeth and gums. When teeth become inundated with plaque or tartar, they may need to undergo scaling or root planing to remove the harmful substance. Without doing so, tartar along the gumline is a known contributor to developing periodontal disease. This condition consists of red, swollen, and irritated gums. Eventually, this can lead to bad breath, cavities, gum recession, [...]

What Is Scaling and Root Planing?2021-12-21T08:00:27-08:00

Bleeding Gums: Causes and Implications

Do You Have Bleeding Gums? When brushing your teeth and flossing, there should never be any sign of bleeding gums. However, many people continue to experience this issue. Find out the major causes and possible implications. Periodontal Disease The most severe potential cause of bleeding gums is periodontal disease. An infection of the gum tissue, it can cause red, swollen, bleeding gums, as well as bad breath. If left untreated, [...]

Bleeding Gums: Causes and Implications2021-08-10T08:00:04-07:00

Pregnancy Periodontics

Periodontal Health During Pregnancy The swelling of gums is caused by plaque buildup. One of the unique concerns women face during pregnancy is an increase in plaque that can threaten periodontal (gum) health. If left untreated, plaque buildup can lead to conditions such as pregnancy gingivitis and pregnancy tumors. Much of the change in oral health is due to hormones, so before the situation deteriorates, get the care you need [...]

Pregnancy Periodontics2021-05-11T08:00:29-07:00

Gum Recession Causes & Effects

Why Gum Recession Matters Healthy gums are crucial to healthy teeth! Gum recession is one of the signs of poor oral health, and it can also cause direct problems to teeth. If you have ongoing gum problems or periodontal disease, call our office today at (916) 331-6288. Healthy teeth receive protection from a layer of enamel, which is the hardest substance in the human body. However, this only covers the [...]

Gum Recession Causes & Effects2021-04-27T08:00:24-07:00

Gum Problems?

Gum Disease Treated Here! Find assistance in your fight with periodontal disease. For those that have it, gum disease is usually a continuing problem. Individuals may experience periods of healing, only to have flare-ups with increased inflammation, irritation, and bleeding gums. During your fight with gum disease, don't be scared or embarrassed to reach out for some professional assistance. Call our office at (916) 331-6288. With periodontal (gum) disease, it's [...]

Gum Problems?2021-04-06T08:00:27-07:00

Continuing Care for Periodontal Disease

Ongoing Treatment For Gum Disease Why extra appointments are so important. If you're diagnosed with gum disease, know that you're not alone. It's estimated that half of all adults in the US are affected by some form of the condition (which can also go by names like gingivitis, periodontal disease, and periodontitis). As your care proceeds, you'll learn that ongoing appointments are an important part of periodontal treatment. Periodontal treatment [...]

Continuing Care for Periodontal Disease2021-01-05T08:00:44-08:00
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