Periodontal TherapyAn Overview
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States and is associated with a wide range of other oral health and systemic health concerns. Gum disease is a progressive disease that affects millions of patients and too often goes undiagnosed due to a lack of preventative dental health care.
Dr. Gerogia Haddad and our dental care team provide thorough gum disease screenings at every dental check-up. Catching gum disease early is the best for effective treatment and to avoid the development of associated dental health risks.
The health of your gums is essential for a stable bite and beautiful smile. Gums support the teeth’ root structure and help keep your teeth in alignment. When gum disease spreads, the health and stability of the gums become compromised.
Gums may get swollen, bleed, and begin to recede, reducing the gums’ ability to hold teeth in place. As gum disease progresses, teeth may become loose and often fall out.
Signs & Symptoms of Gum Disease
Knowing the signs and symptoms of gums disease can help allow for early intervention. If you visit Dr. Haddad regularly, you will be screened for signs of gum disease and can be treated immediately to reduce the risk of further damage to the gums and teeth. If you notice any of the following changes in your oral health, contact our Oxnard dentist office as soon as possible.
- Bleeding gums
- Shifting teeth
- Feeling that teeth are loose
- Change in the fit of oral appliance
- Tender or swollen gums
- Red gums
- Recession of gum line
- Chronic halitosis