If you are diagnosed with periodontal disease, Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt will work with you to create a treatment plan to fight the disease and help you regain your oral health. There are a variety of treatments available for gum disease, including laser gum treatments, and we will design a customized treatment plan that meets your specific needs. We invite you to contact Victorville Family Dentistry today at 760-245-7800 for more information about gum disease treatment in Victorville, California, and to schedule your appointment with our experienced dentist.
Gum disease is an infectious and degenerative condition caused by harmful bacteria in your mouth. When these bacteria infect and inflame the gum tissues, periodontal disease is the result. The first and mildest form of the disease is known as gingivitis, which is characterized primarily by tender and swollen gums. Should the condition progress, it may develop into periodontitis and lead to bone and tooth loss and gum recession.
We encourage you to maintain good oral hygiene at home and to visit Victorville Family Dentistry regularly for preventive care. Our dentist checks for periodontal disease during each routine examination and will be able to diagnose and begin treatment of the disease when it is in the early stages of development.
Some common symptoms of gum disease to look for include:
- Red, swollen and tender gums
- Gums that bleed easily
- Gum recession
- Loose teeth
- Pain when chewing
- Persistent halitosis (bad breath)
- Teeth that appear too long
To schedule your consultation and learn more about periodontal disease, please contact our office today.