Why Treat Gum Disease?
Gum disease often begins silently and with little to no warning. When initial signs present, you may notice your gums feel sore and bleed after you brush and floss. As plaque and calculus accumulate on your teeth, your gums become inflamed and tender before pulling away from your teeth. If left unchecked, this infection can cause serious health complications. Not only can gum disease can lead to tooth loss, bone loss, and receding gums. Gum disease has been linked to serious systemic health conditions like cardiovascular disease, stroke, premature birth, and diabetes complications.
The skilled team at Morgan Hill Dental Associates provides highly effective, and minimally invasive gum disease treatments that can keep infection under control while restoring proper oral health into the future. We partner with leading health insurance providers to ensure your entire treatment is worry-free, right down to the payment. If you’re noticing something out of the ordinary with your gums, contact us at the first appearance of symptoms.
Gum Disease Warning Signs
The Source and The Solution
Key Gum Disease Treatments
Scaling and Root Planing
A non-surgical treatment, scaling and root planing is often the first procedure in the fight against gum disease. Scaling removes the bacterial plaque from above and below the gumline. Root planing smooths the tooth surfaces to encourage healthy tissue reattachment and protection against future infection.
Osseous surgery is the most aggressive treatment for advanced gum disease in Morgan Hill, CA. It involves removing the diseased gum tissue and repairing the damaged bone to restore support to the teeth. This surgery also removes the bacteria and calculus trapped in the deep pockets between the teeth.
Once gum disease has been comprehensively treated, periodontal maintenance is recommended to ensure it does not return. This procedure is completed every 3-4 months and involves a deep cleaning of the teeth at and below the gumline to remove bacteria and plaque accumulation. These deep cleanings will replace your regularly scheduled hygiene appointments.