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The Early Signs of Periodontal Disease

Dr. Claire Cho of the Dental Health and Aesthetics Center in Aliso Viejo, California, educate patients on the signs and symptoms of gum disease, tooth decay, and infection so they know when they need to seek immediate dental care. This condition can be incredibly damaging to the smile, affecting the jawbone, gums, and teeth. 

Don't Ignore Early Signs of Periodontal Disease in Aliso Viejo

What are the early signs of periodontal disease?

Below are some indicators of periodontal disease or gum disease:

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Gums that bleed easily with brushing or flossing
  • Receding gums that may cause teeth to look longer than normal
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Pus between the gums and teeth that appear when pressure is placed on the gum tissue
  • Loose or separated teeth
  • A change in how your bite feels

If you notice any of these problems between your routine dental appointments, you need to schedule a visit with Dr. Claire Cho and her team as soon as possible. The early detection and speedy treatment of periodontal disease help to minimize its effects and even reverse some of the damage caused by this infection. A professional cleaning from your dentist can also help to remove plaque and tartar that can contribute to the development of periodontal disease.

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How do I treat periodontal disease?

The earlier stages of periodontal disease, called gingivitis, can be reversed with a deep cleaning. However, later-stage periodontal disease can only be controlled, not cured, so maintenance appointments are required to keep the condition from leading to tooth loss, bone loss, and shrinking gum tissue. Regular scaling and root planing procedures may be advised, along with antibiotics, to address the bacteria in the smile contributing to the condition.

What should I do if I notice the symptoms of gum disease?

If you reside in Aliso Viejo, CA, and are in need of a diagnosis, call the Dental Health and Aesthetics Center to schedule an appointment with Dr. Claire Cho and her team. 

The office is located at 2 Mareblu, Suite #200, and can be reached by phone at (949) 541-2529.

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Dr. Claire Cho, Claire Cho DDS, CA

Claire Cho, DDS, has been serving patients for over 31 years.

She is passionate about applying new knowledge in her practice and attends continuing education courses annually. These advanced courses have enabled her to gain specialized knowledge on implantology, dental prosthetics, soft tissue grafting, neuromuscular occlusion, and bone and tissue regeneration.

Dr. Cho is one of the few dentists in Orange County offering LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure), the FDA-approved gum disease treatment that doesn’t involve cutting and sewing. She combines science with an artistic eye to transform the smiles and lives of patients. Her recent accolades include nominations for Best of LA Cosmetic Dentist and Top Doc of Orange County by Orange Coast magazine and being awarded fellow status by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

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