Gum and periodontal diseases begin when you do not look after your oral health. Factors such as the deposit of plaque and tartar lead to bacterial infection, and when the plaque seeps beneath your gum line, it also makes way for the bacteria to reach your teeth roots. The growth of bacteria infects the gum, recedes them, and pulls them away from your teeth, thus leading to loss of teeth.

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Periodontal disease has a progressive nature and starts with Gingivitis, where you suffer from the symptoms such as swollen, red, and bleeding gums. The condition can be treated with regular brushing and flossing. But if you do not take care of it, it advances into periodontitis. Here are the symptoms of periodontal disease:

  • Brown gums
  • Tender and inflamed gums
  • Increased sensitivity
  • Swollen face
  • Deep periodontal pockets
  • Foul breath
  • Loosened teeth
  • Gum recession

Non-Surgical Treatments for Periodontal Diseases

  • Professional CleaningProfessional cleaning done by our dentist removes the deposits of plaque and tartar from all the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth and keeps them clean. No such accumulation means no gum diseases. It would help if you opted for this procedure twice a year.
  • Scaling and Root PlaningBoth these treatments are addressed together as deep cleaning and are performed when your gum disease has advanced from its initial stage to a slightly moderate stage. Our dentist administers anesthesia and removes the tough layers of tartar and plaque from above and below your gum line. This procedure also smoothens your tooth roots to remove rough spots.

Surgical Treatments for Periodontal Diseases

  • Pocket Reduction Surgery

Our dentist performs this surgery to remove the periodontal pockets. They lift your gums back and remove the deposits of plaque and tartar, followed by smoothening your tooth roots.

  • Bone Grafting

Gum diseases also cause the recession of bone that reduces the density of your jawbone in the affected areas, thereby leading to loss of teeth. Our dentist performs bone grafting to restore the density of your jawbone so that you maintain good oral and overall health. The procedure includes transplanting healthy bone tissues or synthetic bone from the donor area to the bone-deficient area. This procedure also helps your bone regrow.

  • Soft Tissue Grafting

If you are suffering from gum recession, our dentist will perform soft tissue grafting. This procedure is all about transplanting healthy tissue from the donor area in your mouth to the deficient area. Soft tissue grafting strengthens your recessed gums and fills all the places where your teeth’ roots are exposed.

Please reach out to Stockton Creative Dental in Stockton, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Rassiwala. Please call us at (209) 466-5000 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.