Periodontal Dentist in Madera, CA
Approximately 50 percent of all Americans suffer from periodontal disease (gum disease) and should be seen by an experienced dentist and hygienist. Gum disease can jeopardize your teeth and overall health because it is an infection. Our top Madera, CA dentist and hygienist are here to help.
Bleeding gums can be a sign that something is wrong—including periodontal disease—and it should be addressed if it persists for more than a day or two. People who see blood in the sink after brushing or flossing often think that it is normal, but it is not. Blood may indicate a problem.
Symptoms of Gingivitis
Symptoms of gingivitis (precursor to periodontal disease) and periodontal disease can 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
Gum Disease Treatment
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 periodontal disease may contribute to many serious health conditions such as:
- Heart problems
- Certain cancers
- Alzheimer’s disease
Gum Infection Treatment in Madera, CA
By maintaining healthy gums, you support the health of your entire body. At Keledjian Dental, we offer periodontal treatments in Madera, CA to restore the health of your gums. Your treatment will be based on your history and unique condition.
Early periodontal disease can be reversed with proper and diligent care through periodontal therapy. If you have not been practicing good dental hygiene, or if you have not been to the dentist in a while, we may recommend specialized cleanings.
We will begin with these cleanings to remove plaque and stubborn tartar. You may only require a cleaning, or we may recommend several specialized cleanings to clear away plaque, bacteria, and tartar from below your gum line.
Root Planing and Scaling (Specialized Cleaning)
Our hygienists may measure the pockets in your gums when choosing the best gum infection treatment regimen. When healthy, gums should hug tightly to your teeth. Gums are attached to the root of the tooth with ligaments. Without proper hygiene practices, the gums pull away from the tooth, allowing bacteria and food particles to pack into the gap between your tooth and gums. This can lead to infection, decay, and tooth loss if not treated. In our Madera, CA 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, our top Madera, CA dentist will recommend a hygiene routine to help stop the progression of your gum disease. Our office believes in education, so we will share proper techniques that you can use at home to maintain your oral health.
Contact Our Dental Office to Schedule a Periodontal Evaluation
Our caring team looks forward to helping you achieve your oral health goals. Please call us to schedule a gum health or potential gingivitis evaluation in Madera, CA, and we can help get you back on track to good health and overall wellness.