Periodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that deals with infections and damage to the gums and soft oral tissues of the mouth. The most common periodontal treatments involve combating gum disease, an infectious condition caused by bacteria that infect and inflame the gum tissues. If not diagnosed and treated early, gum disease can lead to tooth loss, gum recession and loss of bone density in the jaw. Gum disease has also been linked to a number of medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease and stroke, respiratory disease, osteoporosis, and pregnancy complications.
You can minimize your risk of developing gum disease by continuing to visit the dentist regularly for preventive care, maintaining a good hygiene routine at home, avoiding tobacco products and maintaining a healthy diet.
Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt will check for signs of gum disease and related problems during each of your regular dental exams. If you are diagnosed with gum disease, he will create a customized treatment plan to help fight the disease and get your oral health back on track. Some of the periodontal treatments available at our office include:
We welcome you to contact Hacienda Heights Family Dentistry today at 626-961-1574 to make your appointment with our experienced dentist and learn more about periodontics in Hacienda Heights, California.