Gum disease is also called gingivitis or periodontitis, and
many people are unaware that they have it until the symptoms are serious. As
bacteria grows in the mouth and is not treated properly, it can eventually lead
to destruction of the gum tissue. In its earliest form, gum disease is referred
to as gingivitis, but as it worsens it may become periodontitis.
What Are the
It is vital that you get treatment early if you fear you
have gum disease. While there are many different causes that may be outside of
your control, treatment is extremely important for anyone that has gum disease.
If you have any of the following symptoms, you should schedule a visit with a periodontist like Dr. Ahn at Marin
Periodontics Dental Group
Shifting or loose teeth
Bleeding in the gums after or during brushing
Tender, swollen or red gums
Persistent bad taste in your mouth or constant
Pockets forming between the gums and teeth
Changes in your bite
Gum disease may only affect certain teeth and may be
difficult to notice in some areas, which is why it is important to brush and
floss regularly and to see a dental professional every six months.
How Is It Treated?
Depending on how serious the disease is, treatments will
vary for every patient. Your periodontist may opt for anything from controlling
bacteria growth to laser gum disease
treatment in Larkspur, CA.
The goal is to reattach the gums to the teeth
and reduce the risk of infection by clearing out bacteria. Laser gum surgery
allows for the gums to be cleaned without removing the healthy tissue and
without the need for incisions or sutures.
If you are concerned that you have gum disease
and want it
treated before irreparable damage is done, we encourage you to call our office
today to schedule an appointment to discuss your treatment options.
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