Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a degenerative dental condition caused by harmful bacteria. This bacteria infects and inflames the gums and eventually leads to gum recession, bone loss and tooth loss if the condition is not treated. Fortunately, gum disease can be prevented with good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. If you do develop gum disease, our dentists and team will work with you to provide treatments that will bring the disease under control.
Common signs of gum disease include:
- Gums that are swollen, red or tender
- Gums that bleed easily
- Loose teeth
- Pain when chewing
- Bad breath
- Gum recession
Our dentists will check for signs of gum disease during each of your regular appointments. If you are diagnosed with this condition, we will work with you to determine the severity of the disease in your mouth and create a treatment plan to fight the disease and improve your oral health. Depending on your needs, this treatment could include additional professional cleanings, an improved oral hygiene routine at home, antibiotic treatments, scaling and root planing, or gum surgery.
We invite you to call Allure Dental Care & Orthodontics at 209-521-3400 to learn more about periodontal treatments in Modesto, California, and make your appointment with Dr. Surjit Chahal.