Periodontal Dentist in Madera, CA
Did you know that, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 50 percent of Americans over age 30 have periodontitis? This is the advanced form of gum disease that puts your oral health and your general health and well-being at risk.
At Keledjian Dental, we take gum disease treatment very seriously. Left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss and even make your body more vulnerable to diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease, to name just a few.
If you notice any symptoms of gum disease or gingivitis, call our Madera dental office to schedule an examination so we can take steps to treat it promptly.
Symptoms of Gingivitis to Watch For
Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. Symptoms vary from person to person and may include one or more of the following:
- Swollen or red gums
- Bleeding while flossing or brushing
- Tenderness or sensitivity
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Pain when chewing
- Recession of the gums
However, it's crucial to understand that, in many cases, gingivitis doesn't present any symptoms, or they may be so mild you don't notice them. It is for this reason that your Madera dentist stresses the importance of dental exams and cleanings every six months. You may not know you have gum disease, but we will.
Gum Disease Treatment in Madera
At Keledjian Dental, we know how to treat periodontal disease and recognize the importance of healthy gums. Not only are healthy gums essential to the stability of your teeth, but gum disease also contributes to many serious health conditions, including:
- Heart problems
- Lung disease
- Certain cancers
- Alzheimer's disease
- Pregnancy complications
- Low birthweight babies
At Keledjian Dental, we offer customized periodontal treatment at our Madera dental office that we tailor to your unique needs.
We will begin with these cleanings to remove plaque and stubborn tartar. You may only require a simple teeth cleaning, or we may recommend several specialized cleanings to clear away plaque, bacteria, and tartar from below your gum line.
Root Planing and Scaling (Deep Cleaning)
To develop the most appropriate treatment plan, our hygienists will measure the pockets between your teeth and gums. Healthy gums hug teeth tightly, but without proper hygiene practices, the gums pull away from the tooth, allowing bacteria and food particles to pack into the pocket. These bacteria can lead to infection, decay, and tooth loss if not treated promptly.
In our Madera dental office, we offer root planing and specialty scaling to remove plaque and bacteria formed below the gum line. Our hygienists have received extensive training and are highly skilled at root planing and scaling. They will make sure you are relaxed during the procedure and will gently remove any plaque or tartar from below the gum line. They will also place medication to assist in healing, if necessary.
When your procedure is complete, your hygienist will recommend an oral care routine to help stop the progression of your gum disease. We strongly believe in patient education, so we will share proper techniques that you can use at home to maintain your oral health.
Contact Us for a Periodontal Evaluation
Our caring team looks forward to helping you achieve your oral health goals. Please call us to schedule a gingivitis evaluation at our Madera, CA dental office, and we can help get you back on track to good health and overall wellness.