Periodontal Disease Therapy in Garden Grove, Orange County
Many people experience red and bleeding gums, usually more than once in their lifetime. While you may dismiss it as a sign of aggressive brushing, bleeding gums are not a typical gum injury, and generally indicate poor gum health.
Gum disease does not cause any pain, so you are likely to ignore it. However, blood in your saliva when brushing or flossing may indicate gingivitis, which is the early stage of gum disease. With the help of our professional dental team at Precision Dental in Garden Grove, CA, we can help you reverse gum disease before it advances any further, and restore the health of your gums.
If gum disease is left untreated, it can lead to a more serious gum infection known as periodontitis. In extreme cases, it can lead to loose teeth and tooth loss, bad breath, jaw bone decay, and aggravate other body conditions, affecting your general health.
Causes of Gum Disease
Gum disease is generally caused by the buildup of plaque in your mouth due to poor oral hygiene. However, there’re other risk factors such as:
- Hormonal changes – especially puberty, pregnancy, and menopause
- Some health conditions – diabetes, cancer, HIV
- Some medications that make your mouth dry
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Gum Disease Prevention and Treatment
Through regular checkups, we can spot the early signs of gum disease, like swelling, soreness, and bleeding, and begin remedial action. Visiting your dentist every six months for professional teeth cleaning is a good start to reduce bacteria buildup in your mouth. Scaling can also be done to remove bacteria in pockets under the gum line. But this alone is not enough.
You should use the proper brushing technique to adequately clean all surfaces of your teeth, gums, and mouth. Flossing once a day will help to remove plaque between your teeth. Also eat a balanced diet and drink plenty of water to continuously rinse your mouth of any food debris and bacteria to prevent them from building up.
Customized Gum Disease Prevention Plan
If you’re finding it hard to maintain proper oral hygiene because of misaligned or crowded teeth, bridgework, or braces, the dentist will help you create a custom plan to help you clean your mouth properly. Please visit our office in Garden Grove, CA, to discuss your custom treatment plan.