Gingivitis and early gum disease is reversible if treated in a timely fashion
Our team at Winning Smiles Dentists is here to provide you with gentle and effective treatments to address your periodontal concerns.
Gum Disease Can Hurt Your Mouth & Heart
Not only does periodontal disease often lead to tooth loss, but it is also linked to conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Evaluating Periodontal (Gum) Disease
Through a comprehensive examination, our experienced dentists will assess the health of your gums and identify any signs of periodontal disease.
Healthy gums are light pink and hug the teeth tightly. Swelling, bleeding, and pain all indicate the presence of gum disease.
By utilising advanced diagnostic tools, we can accurately evaluate the severity of the condition and formulate a personalised treatment plan. We take measurements of the pockets between the teeth and gums and check bone health with x-rays during the periodontal evaluation.
Early gum disease, which is reversible
Advanced gum disease, which we manage with specialized dental cleanings
Common periodontal disease symptoms include:
We will discuss any signs of gum disease with you and come up with a hygiene program that will help you get back on track to good oral health, fresh breath, and a comfortable smile.
Patients at Greater Risk for Gum Disease
While gum disease most often develops out of neglect or improper brushing and flossing habits, some conditions can lead to a higher risk of infection.
Pregnancy or hormone changes
Expecting mothers and women going through menopause have hormone fluctuations that can contribute to gum disease. Rather than avoiding the dentist, more frequent dental cleanings can protect your health and that of your child.
Medications and medical treatment
Certain medications and cancer treatments cause dry mouth, which makes gum disease more likely to develop. Specially designed products and additional dental prevention can protect your health when you need it most.
Patients with painful hands or joints may find it difficult to brush and floss effectively. Electric toothbrushes and gentle dental cleanings here in our Elk Grove dental office will help you maintain a healthy smile.