Gum Disease Treatment
Find Gum Pain Relief at Newport Beach Dental
Swollen, painful or sensitive gums are often a sign of some form of gum disease. Early detection of gum disease at Newport Beach Dental is a key factor in halting the damage to teeth and gums and where possible reversing the effects. Dr. Alder will assess your gums, check the depth of gum pockets and the level of tissue inflammation. He will then go over his recommendation for the course of treatment. This may involve a simple answer, such as improving your oral hygiene habits at home, changing how you are brushing or flossing, or switching to an antibacterial mouthwash. If moderately deep pockets have already formed below the gum line, Dr. Alder may recommend a deep cleaning of the affected portion of your teeth. For more severe cases of gum disease, surgical treatments to reattach gums to teeth and correct receding gums are available. Whatever the condition of your gums, your comfort is our priority as we work towards the goal of restoring health to your gums. Let us help soothe your painful gums, contact us and schedule an appointment today.
Dr. Alder takes his time
“Excellent ‘chair-side’ manners are a given when I visit Dr. Alder or Dr. Flores. The notion that they come in and get right to work on ones mouth does not exist here. Time is spent catching up on the patient’s life, any medical or dental issues or changes, and discussing the procedure for the day. This process relaxes me and provides the assurance the doctor has a genuine concern for me and my dental needs.”
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Unlocking the Mysteries of Gum Disease
One of the leading contributing factors in the development of gum disease is plaque; a film of bacteria that develops on your teeth. If not properly removed by daily at-home proper oral care and regular hygiene visits, plaque buildup can cause the gum disease gingivitis: inflammation of the gums. Gingivitis, while relatively minor and correctable, can still cause some pain, irritation and and inflammation of the gum. However, if left untreated, gingivitis can lead to a very serious dental issue, full blown periodontitis. Periodontitis is the condition in which the inner layer of your gums begin to pull away from the surface of your tooth. When this occurs a pocket that traps food particles is created, which then becomes a breeding ground for infection, and can cause dangerous amounts of plaque to develop below the gum line.
Gum Disease Assessment
Common symptoms of gum disease include:
- Tender gums
- Red and/or swollen gums
- Severe bleeding after brushing or flossing
- Persistent bad breath/Halitosis
- Receding gums
Advanced gum disease can also include symptoms such as deep gum pockets, loose teeth and changes in your bite. Should the gum tissue around the roots of your teeth become too damaged, you could actually loose some of your teeth. Another result of allowing gum disease to progress to tooth loss is the deterioration of bone. Bone loss can make the process of replacing the missing tooth with dental implants much more difficult. Of course, this is a worst-case scenario, however gum disease should be taken very seriously and thoroughly assessed if you are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms.
Dental Cleanings in Newport Beach : Your Offense in the Fight Against Gum Disease
Keeping up with professional dental cleanings every four to six months to eliminate plague buildup up is one of the best ways to combat gum disease. Our team of skilled hygienists are not only thorough, they are also extremely caring and gentle. During your visit, Dr. Alder will also check for early signs of gingivitis, because early detection leads to the best results. And if you struggle with hard to reach areas due to misaligned teeth, we can discuss cosmetic options that have the benefit of aligning teeth to make surfaces easier to clean. Remember, we want you to have the healthiest mouth possible, so contact us today.
Gum Disease is Treatable With This Newport Beach Dentist
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among American adults. Not only that, it can be quite painful along the way. Gum disease can cause infections to spread down onto the roots of your tooth, where bacteria can multiply beneath the gums and cause tissue and bone loss that may eventually cause you to need one or more teeth extracted. There is absolutely no reason to suffer or to loose a tooth. Gum disease is very treatable, especially when caught early enough. And when caught early, many costly and time consuming procedures can be avoided. We are here to help with a gentle hand. Call us today at (949) 642-2300.