If you want to have strong, healthy, great-looking teeth that function the way they should, then you need your gums to be a reliable foundation for them. It is gum disease that threatens them, but what is it exactly? Here at the periodontal practice of Jonathan Tiger DMD, we're specialists in the care of your gums, so depend on us for essential information and our periodontal treatment in Pomona
. Both are necessary for vibrant, pink, durable gums.
There are three stages of gum disease, and all of them occur due to bacterial acids from dental plaque and tartar. Certainly, the best option is to avoid it entirely, but sometimes the best you can hope for is to catch it early and have it addressed effectively. Gingivitis is the first stage. It is typically associated with redness and irritation, which may be mild enough for you to not notice it at all. In fact, it's not infrequently that gingivitis is first detected as part of a six month examination. The good news is that it's not all that difficult to reverse it with our periodontal treatment in Pomona. A simple teeth cleaning (or two) is usually sufficient to do so. And that's great news, because the second stage, periodontitis, brings with it more alarming indications. Among them are persistent bad breath, bleeding gums when brushing, and receding gums. Inflammation occurs, too. At this point, our periodontal treatment in Pomona
consists of a deeper type of cleaning called scaling and root planing. Pockets have formed and are harboring bacteria. It is crucial to get down there, right to the roots, to remove the offending substances so that health can be restored. And advanced periodontitis means erosion of gum and bone tissue, and loose teeth. It's our goal to ensure that you don't reach that third stage, which could require surgery to remedy.
While it's on your mind, give your periodontal well-being the attention it deserves. Contact our office to book an appointment.
By Tiger Periodontics and Dental Implants
November 20, 2018
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