14 Cernon Street Vacaville, CA 95688
If you brush your teeth twice a day, you probably think that your teeth are healthy and protected from the threat of gum disease. However, gum disease is far more prevalent than most people realize. In fact, half all Americans adults have advanced periodontal disease, and millions more show signs of early gum disease.
Our dentists have decades of combined experience in identifying and treating gum disease in Vacaville for patients of all ages. Drs. Tapaltsyan, O’Brien, and Rodriguez offer advanced periodontal therapy treatments to restore diseased gum tissues and prevent the dangerous complications of gum disease
The Dangers of Gum Disease
Gum disease is a serious condition that can affect your entire body if left untreated. Your gums serve as a barrier to protect your teeth and hold them firmly in place. Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, develops when bacteria and food particles collect in the small spaces between your teeth and gums. All of that bacteria becomes very dangerous if neglected.
Gum disease is linked to a wide range of complications that threaten your health and diminish your quality of life:
- Increased risk of heart attack
- Difficulty controlling blood sugar levels
- Increased risk of delivery and newborn complications
- Tooth and jawbone loss
Signs You Have Gum Disease
Gum disease develops in two stages: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease that can be easily reversed with better oral care habits and regular dental check-ups. The symptoms can be subtle, so it’s important to see your Vacaville dentist every six months for a comprehensive exam. Signs of gingivitis include the following:
- Swollen and tender gums
- Dark red gums that bleed easily
- Constant bad breath
Periodontitis, on the other hand, presents more severe symptoms that indicate gum disease requires immediate attention and professional treatment. Advanced periodontitis will destroy bone and eat away at gum tissue, so timely treatment for the following symptoms is essential:
- Gums pulling away from your teeth and make teeth look longer
- Pus between gums and teeth
- Loose and missing teeth
- Bright red or purple gums that are inflamed and tender to the touch
Using Periodontal Therapy to Treat Gum Disease in Vacaville
The team at Vacaville Dental Professionals use periodontal therapy to help patients combat gum disease and restore health to the entire mouth. Our experienced dentists are here to guide you through a series of non-surgical periodontal therapy treatments customized to your specific needs.
Periodontal therapy begins with scaling and root planing, two deep-cleaning treatments that remove the plaque and tartar hidden deep beneath the gum tissue. Based on the condition of your teeth and gums, we may also remove diseased gum tissue, irrigate your mouth with antibiotics, and recommend an additional oral antibiotic prescription.
Your dentist will complete the highest quality periodontal therapy treatments with the goal of helping new gum fibers attach and mature over the span of one year. Your strong, healthy new gum tissue will be more resistant to future infection with ongoing monitoring and maintenance.
Make Your Periodontal Therapy Appointment
Our highly trained and experienced dentists make it their top priority to use innovative and effective treatments to reduce the symptoms and risks of gum disease. Call (707) 448-6252 to schedule your Vacaville, CA gum disease treatment now. We provide compassionate, attentive, and patient-first care in order to protect and preserve your oral health for years to come.