Gum Disease Treatment in REEDLEY, CAL
Healthy gums are just as important to your oral health as healthy teeth, if not more so. But almost half of adults over age 30 have gum (periodontal) disease. It’s the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, and studies have linked it to serious health conditions like ulcers and diabetes. We take gum disease seriously and focus on excellent gum disease treatment in REEDLEY, CAL. Dr. Mark Luzania includes a gum disease screening during dental exams. In its early stages, we can eliminate it with a thorough dental cleaning.
Call Mark Luzania DDS at 559-638-1777 for a gum disease screening.
How We Treat Gum Disease
If a dental cleaning doesn’t take care of gum disease, we use a treatment called scaling and root planing. We deep clean your teeth and their roots, then smooth your roots to help prevent bacteria from collecting underneath your gumline. To ensure you feel no discomfort, we can numb the area with anesthesia.
Gum Disease Explained
Gum disease is caused by bacteria that gets below your gums and creates “pockets” where even more bacteria can collect. As your body tries to fight this infection, it begins breaking down the tissue and bone surrounding your teeth.
You’ll likely have tender, inflamed gums in the early stages of gum disease, called gingivitis. As the disease progresses, it destroys not just tissue but bone. This stage is called periodontitis, and it’s when you can begin losing teeth.