Taking good care of your mouth does more than help to ensure that you have a bright, white smile. Having a healthy mouth and healthy body go hand in hand! Without proper oral hygiene habits, you may begin to develop the early stages of gum disease. Seeing our qualified dentists for gum disease treatment could save your teeth and improve your overall health, as the effects of this condition can be far-reaching. If you have swollen gums or gums that bleed easily, you must seek an evaluation for gum disease with our Aliso Viejo, CA dentists as soon as possible.
When you have gum disease, there is an active, living infection in your mouth. This infection releases toxins throughout the entire body via the blood vessels in your mouth causing a variety of health-related issues. It is important to seek gum disease treatment, as you have open wounds in your gums that allow the bacteria to enter directly into your bloodstream and circulate throughout your body. Some of the bacteria normally found in the mouth enter your bloodstream through infected gums and can relocate to other parts of your body with the potential of creating disease in organs and systems. We must treat this condition and maintain your oral health to prevent the progression of periodontal disease and avoid the risk for many serious health complications, including heart disease, premature birth or low birth-weight babies, stroke, pancreatic cancer, memory loss or dementia, diabetes, or head and neck cancer.
Scaling and Root Planing – The first line of defense against gum disease that involves removing plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth and smoothing the surfaces of the tooth roots for healthy reattachment of the gum tissue.
Osseous Surgery – Involves surgically removing the diseased gum tissue and plaque and tartar buildup from above and below the gum line to reduce periodontal “pocket” depth and return teeth, bone, and gums to a healthy state.
LANAP® Treatment – The revolutionary protocol that utilizes dental lasers to eradicate plaque and tartar buildup, remove diseased gum tissue, regenerate new bone and tissue growth, and cauterize the treatment site to treat gum disease minimally invasively.
Periodontal Maintenance – Deep cleanings every 3-4 months of the teeth above and below the gum line after gum disease treatment is complete to ensure plaque and tartar buildup do not cause inflammation and infection to return.
Peri-Implantitis Treatment – Involves cleaning bacteria and disease from around a dental implant site to ensure they do not fail, either with traditional measures or with a dental laser.
The phrase “healthy mouth, healthy you” really is true and is backed by growing scientific evidence! Schedule your consultation with our Aliso Viejo, CA dentists for gum disease treatment. When diagnosed in the early stages, gum disease is much easier to control and maintain, keeping you on track for your healthy lifestyle!