Healthy gums make for a happy mouth
Periodontics, also known as gum care, is imperative if you want to have a healthy and long-lasting smile. When plaque hardens, it is known as tartar. When tartar builds up, it can irritate your gums and begin to promote the earliest stages of gum disease. If the condition goes untreated, it will eventually turn into periodontitis, which is the number one cause of tooth loss in the United States.
What Can You Expect From Our Periodontal Care?
When you visit Estrella Dental, we will get a good idea of how healthy your gums are when we complete your comprehensive oral exam. If we find that you are at risk of gum developing gum disease, our team of dental experts may suggest that you have a non-surgical gum treatment like scaling or root planing. These procedures will work to undo the damage that has already taken place.
Is Gum Disease that Serious?
While many people don’t think of gum disease as something that poses much of a threat, that really isn’t the case. Gum disease hides in your mouth, leading to your teeth and gums becoming destroyed. Not only that but gum disease is known to lead to people having strokes, heart attacks, and complications with pregnancies.
In fact, over 70 percent of tooth loss in adults can be attributed to gum disease. This is extremely worrisome considering that the symptoms of gum disease are for the most part painless and mild, making it hard to know you are suffering from it unless you see your dentist regularly.
Contact Estrella Dental About Our Periodontal Care Today
If you are worried about your gums and how healthy they are, we can tell you more about your periodontal treatment options. Additionally, if you live in the San Diego area, you can schedule an appointment and get an in-person consultation. Call us now and out what we can do for you.
‘‘The entire team, from the front desk to the assistants and dentist, has been so kind and professional. My fillings were quick and pain-free. I feel very at ease and love that the dentist explains everything to me in detail so I have no surprises. He even took me on a tour of the facility which was refreshing and confirmed how clean and state of the art the facility is.’’
Jennifer R. (Actual Estrella Patient)