Periodontal disease is a degenerative dental condition. It is caused when the harmful bacteria trapped in plaque and calculus infect and inflame the gum tissues. Gum disease can become progressively more severe unless it is diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible. The mild stage of this condition is known as gingivitis, and it is characterized by red, swollen and tender gums. The more severe form, periodontitis, can often lead to gum recession, tooth loss and bone loss.
Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt offers gum disease treatments to help get periodontal disease under control. There are a variety of therapies available, ranging from deep dental cleanings to laser gum treatments and surgical procedures. During your initial consultation, our dentist will work with you to determine which treatments will be most beneficial for your oral health.
Some common signs of periodontal disease include:
- Red, swollen and tender gums
- Easy bleeding of the gums
- Gum recession
- Loose teeth
- Pain when chewing
- Persistent bad breath
- Teeth that look too long
Dr. Bhatt will check your mouth during each of your regular exams for signs of periodontal disease so that we can diagnose and begin treatment as quickly as possible if you have developed this condition.
Contact Hacienda Heights Family Dentistry today at 626-961-1574 to make your appointment with our dentist and learn more about gum disease treatment in Hacienda Heights, California.