Gum disease can be devastating to your oral health and smile, as well as your general wellbeing. For this reason, Dr. Jorge Reyes and Dr. Samuel Lee offer periodontics to help manage gum disease and improve your health.
What Is Periodontics?
Periodontics is a field of dental specialty which focuses on preventing, diagnosing and treating gum disease and other conditions that affect the soft oral tissues and supporting bone of your jaws. Our dentists will check for signs of this condition at each of your regular dental visits, and if you are diagnosed our periodontist will work with you to create a periodontal treatment plan to fight the disease and help you regain a healthy mouth and smile.
What Is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is an infection caused by the bacteria in plaque. When plaque builds up on the teeth, the bacteria irritate and inflame the gum tissues. When left untreated, this infection will gradually progress until it destroys your gums and bone structure. The milder stage of periodontal disease is known as gingivitis, and can usually be controlled and even reversed with professional cleanings and improved oral hygiene at home when it is diagnosed and treated early enough. The more severe form of the disease, periodontitis, requires more involved and frequent treatment.
Our Periodontal Treatments
Our periodontal services include:
- Causes & Signs of Gum Disease
- Deep Cleanings (Scaling & Root Planing)
- Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR)
- Gum Grafting
Gum Disease & Your Health
Your oral and overall health are very closely connected. Gum disease can increase your risk of developing or exacerbating serious medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease and osteoporosis. You are also more likely to develop gum disease if you have a preexisting condition such as those previously listed. Women who are pregnant are also at greater risk of developing periodontal disease, and should visit their dentist regularly during their pregnancy to help prevent complication such as premature and low birth weight babies.
Schedule An Appointment
We invite you to call TLC Escondido Dental at 760-741-5775 today to schedule your consultation and learn more about periodontics in Escondido, California.