Fighting gum disease to regain your oral health
Periodontal disease can be incredibly damaging to your oral health and smile. At the office of Keven R. Mills, DDS, we provide treatments to help halt the progression of gum disease and encourage the healing process in your mouth.
Periodontal (gum) disease is a degenerative dental condition that occurs as a result of harmful bacteria. These bacteria infect and inflame the gum tissues. The earlier stages of periodontal disease is known as gingivitis, and can often be halted or reversed if caught early enough. If allowed to progress, this condition develops into periodontitis, which is more damaging to your teeth and supporting structures and cannot be completely cured. If periodontal disease moves into the more advanced stages, it can cause tooth loss, bone loss and gum recession.
Common signs of gum disease include:
- Bleeding gums
- Red, swollen or tender gums
- Receding gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Painful chewing
- Loose teeth
- Changes in your bite or the fit of oral appliances
Our dentist and team will check you for periodontal disease during each dental exam. If you are diagnosed with this condition, we will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan to help you fight the gum disease in your mouth and manage your condition. This treatment plan will be based on your individual needs, and may include one or more treatment, including scaling and root planing, antibiotic treatment or gum surgery.
We invite you to contact us at 916-791-7227 to learn more about gum disease treatment in Granite Bay, California, and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Keven R. Mills.