Periodontal Disease Therapy in North Fresno
Approximately 50 percent of adults over 30 have some form of periodontal disease. Stages of the condition vary from the most common form of gingivitis to the more progressed stage of advanced periodontitis.
Jacob D. Weissich, DDS, and John T. Buck, DDS, treat periodontal disease as well as inform our patients of preventative measures. Our top priority is the continued health of your smile.
Signs and Stages of Periodontal Disease
Without properly removing food and debris from between teeth and gums by flossing, plaque forms and bacteria causes inflammation of the gums. The most common symptom of the periodontal disease is bleeding gums, which is usually associated with gingivitis. Gingivitis is one of the earliest stages of gum disease, causing tenderness, redness, and inflammation of the gums as well as tooth sensitivity.
The more severe stages of periodontal disease are periodontitis and advanced periodontitis. If you are in the more aggressive stages of periodontal disease, you could experience gums pulling away from the teeth, thinning gums, and loosening or dislodged teeth.
Treatment and Prevention in Fresno
Bi-annual checkups, professional cleanings, and deep cleanings provided by our office are essential to diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. Getting your teeth cleaned by our dentist allows them to clean places that are difficult to reach, and where there is a greater buildup of plaque and bacteria. At our dental office, we provide scaling and root planning to restore the health of your gums and teeth.
Depending on your needs, this treatment may take more than one appointment. Our dentists remove all plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth and their roots. Root planing, the smoothing of root surfaces, occurs, so plaque is less likely to stick, reducing the chance of periodontal disease developing again.
Once the advanced stages of the periodontal disease have begun to show it may be necessary to consider gum grafting and pocket reduction procedures. These procedures give your gums a chance to become healthier while minimizing the possibility of tooth loss. Gum grafts restore the receding or thinning gum lines that are associated with the later stages of periodontal disease.
Contact Jacob D. Weissich, DDS, and John T. Buck, DDS Today!
Worried about your oral health or have any questions and concerns about periodontal disease and its treatment? Contact our office today so we can help you put your mind at ease with our preventative measures and regimens.