Gum Disease

Gum Disease

Gum Disease

Painlessly Treat Your Gingivitis in Moreno Valley, CA

Painlessly Treat Your Gingivitis in Moreno Valley, CA

Gum Disease, Moreno Valley, California

When you have painful, red, or bleeding gums, it can be the first sign of developing gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease. What is gum disease? Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums caused by the buildup of bacteria, plaque, and tartar beneath your gum line. Without proper treatment, it can eventually lead to tooth loss. At Gold Coast Dental Moreno Valley, our expert periodontal team works tirelessly to treat your gingivitis and gum disease. When you put your smile’s health in our gentle, caring hands, you can trust us to ensure that your procedure is always stress- and pain-free.

However, the most effective treatments require catching your periodontal disease as early as possible. Signs of gum disease include: painful, swollen gums, bleeding gums when flossing or brushing, bright red or purple gums, persistent bad breath, teeth sensitivity, receding gums, gum pain when chewing, loose and shifting teeth, pus between your teeth and gums, and tooth loss. However, gum disease can often be unnoticed or even completely silent until it progresses to its worst stages.

Visiting our Moreno Valley office for a comprehensive dental exam can ensure that you never miss catching your periodontal disease before it’s too late. Don’t let gum disease get the best of your smile! Reach out to us at (951) 488-8688 to book a consultation with our periodontists today!



Gum Disease Stages

Seeing our dental office as early as possible can prevent your gum disease
from worsening and causing further problems for your mouth



Gingivitis

Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the earliest stage of periodontal disease, caused by a film of plaque inflaming and infecting your gums. During this stage, you may find that your gums are red and tender or that they bleed easily when brushing or flossing your teeth. However, there may also be no visible symptoms. The damage caused to your gums can be reversed with healthy oral hygiene habits over the course of 2 to 3 weeks.

Slight Periodontitis

Slight Periodontitis

Once gingivitis worsens into periodontitis, the damage done to your gums and teeth can no longer be fully reversed. Deep pockets begin to form between your teeth and gums, allowing food particles and bacteria to easily become trapped beneath your gum line. Deep cleanings will be needed to clean your teeth down to the root and allow the gums to reconnect to your teeth.

Moderate Periodontitis

Moderate Periodontitis

In stage 3, your gum pockets deepen further, and your gums continue to recede, the infection will begin entering the bloodstream. The damage done to your gums and supporting jawbone can lead to shifting teeth and bone loss. In addition to deep cleanings, grafts may be needed to replace the missing tissue keeping your smile in place.

Advanced Periodontitis

Advanced Periodontitis

In the last stage, your periodontitis will begin destroying the gums and bones holding your teeth in place, and your teeth will continue to loosen and shift from their correct positions. Between 50 to 90% of your bone support may be lost. Pus-filled abscesses may form between your gums and teeth.



Our Forward-Looking Periodontal Care

Our caring dental staff leaves nothing to chance when preserving your smile against gum disease

At Gold Coast Dental Moreno Valley, our dentists and periodontists understand that gum disease can be a years-long problem that requires quick and attentive care. That’s why we do our best to stay several steps ahead when keeping your smile as happy and healthy as possible. Our years of experience guarantee that you receive a dental team that’s dedicated to your best smile. From deep cleanings to gum surgery, we’re always gentle in our treatments, and we make sure you’re fully comfortable throughout your procedure. When you choose us as your periodontal team, we stop at nothing when taking care of your smile.



Gum Disease Treatment Options

Our periodontists do whatever we can to give your smile
the proper attention and care it needs in your fight against gum disease

At Gold Coast Dental Moreno Valley, our caring periodontal staff offers a wide range of painless gum disease treatment options to directly address any issues you may have. We apply a level of cosmetic dentistry to each of our procedures because we believe that a healthy smile doesn’t just feel great - it looks great, too. Our treatments include: deep cleaning which is a periodontal scaling and root planing, is a simple, non-surgical treatment to clear your teeth of plaque and tartar that have hardened beneath your gum line.

Similar to a regular dental cleaning, a deep cleaning scrapes away the buildup on your teeth all the way down to the root. It also smooths away the roughness on your tooth that would make it easy for more plaque to attach to your enamel. In later stages of gum disease, deep pockets can form as your gums pull away from your teeth, allowing food particles and bacteria to become trapped within and quicken the damage made to your teeth. To fix this, a gum flap surgery is performed by one of our oral surgeons to reduce your gum pocket. Once the damaged tissues

are removed, and your pockets are their proper size, your gums can reattach themselves to your teeth. As your periodontitis worsens, your gums and jaw bone around the tooth will become damaged and destroyed by bacteria. These tissues support your teeth and keep your smile intact, so an oral surgeon will need to reinforce them with soft and hard tissue grafts. These tissues can also promote further regrowth of the missing tissues. Do you need to schedule an immediate treatment for your periodontal disease? Call our Moreno Valley office today at (951) 488-8688



  • What is the main cause of gingivitis?

    The #1 cause of gingivitis is poor oral health. When you fail to brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, or see your dentist for your routine dental cleaning, plaque and bacteria can harden on your teeth and spread below the gum line, infecting and inflaming your gums.

  • Can you treat gingivitis at home?

    Gingivitis is the only stage of gum disease that can be fully treated at home. At this point, good oral hygiene habits like brushing your teeth twice and flossing once daily can remove the troublesome plaque and bacteria infecting your gums. With attentive care, you can see your gingivitis reversed in as few as fourteen days.

  • What is the telltale sign of periodontal disease?

    The most common and identifiable sign of periodontal disease is gums that bleed when brushing or flossing your teeth. Luckily, gingivitis treatment is simple and manageable. With a visit to our office for a regular dental cleaning to remove plaque buildup on your teeth and two weeks of good and consistent oral hygiene habits to make sure the results stick, your smile will be as good as new.

  • Is a deep cleaning really necessary?

    Once you’ve passed the gingivitis stage of gum disease, later gum disease stages can’t be cured, only managed. Deep cleanings remove the plaque and bacteria trapped beneath your gums, allowing receding gums to reattach to your teeth. Frequent deep cleaning treatments are necessary along with your normal dental cleaning to stop the worsening of your periodontal disease, ensuring your mouth stays as healthy as possible.

  • What happens if periodontal disease goes untreated?

    Left to its own devices, your gum disease will worsen and damage the gums and bone structure holding your teeth in place. Teeth will become loose and eventually require extraction once your mouth can no longer support them. The disease will then spread to the teeth nearby, as well as the rest of your body. Gum disease has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, respiratory infection, and cancer.

  • Is gum surgery painful?

    Your gum surgery at our Moreno Valley dental office will be completely painless. No matter the procedure, our high-grade local anesthetic will completely numb the area of your mouth where your oral surgeon will be working, so there will never be any discomfort throughout your procedure. The most you will feel is some light pressure.

 


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