Gum Therapy in Murrieta, CA
Restore Your Smile Back to Full Health
If you are suffering from periodontal disease, aka gum disease, then Madison Square Dentistry can help! Our dentist is highly experienced in providing gentle gum therapy in Murrieta, CA and can restore your smile back to full health. Potential treatments for gum disease can include gum therapy (also called scaling and root planing) and medication.
What Is Gum Therapy?
The objective of gum therapy is to eliminate the underlying cause of inflammation. By utilizing this gum treatment to remove dental plaque and hardened tartar (calculus), we give your gums the opportunity to heal.
Gum therapy includes two procedures – scaling and root planing. Periodontal scaling includes the removal of plaque, calculus, and stain from the crown and root surfaces of your teeth. Root planing, on the other hand, gets rid of the roughened cementum and surface dentin that is impregnated with calculus, microorganisms, and their toxins.
Scaling and root planing are often referred to as deep cleaning, and they can be performed using both ultrasonic instruments and hard instruments. After your root planing and scaling procedure, we may also prescribe medication to help treat any infection.
What Causes Gum Disease?
There are many causes of gum disease. Excessive sugar in the diet, poor brushing habits, inconsistent flossing, smoking, or piercings can all lead to deterioration of the gums. Sometimes, some mouths can simply be prone to gum disease even when you do everything else correctly. This can be due to certain ligaments being tighter, shorter, or looser than they should be in an ideal mouth.
As your gums deteriorate, this allows bad bacteria and food particles access to the roots of your teeth, causing even more damage. When not treated, gum disease can lead to numerous dental problems, including tooth loss. If caught early, however, your gum disease can be managed and eradicated before your teeth have a chance to suffer.
What Are the Signs of Gum Disease?
Gum disease is not always readily apparent during its very early stages, so the best way to know if you have it is to visit our Murrieta dentist for regular checkups twice a year. During your oral health exam, we can let you know if you have gum disease or are at risk of developing gum disease.
You should also call us for an immediate appointment if you notice any of the following signs of gum disease:
- Gums bleeding when you brush your teeth
- Red, tender, or swollen gums
- Receding gums, aka shrinking gums around your teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- Loose teeth
- New spaces appearing between your teeth
Schedule Your New Patient Exam & Learn More About Gum Therapy in Murrieta, CA Today!
Are you ready to restore and regain your healthiest smile? Let our experienced team show you how with gum therapy. Call (951) 304-2070 to schedule your Madison Square Dentistry New Patient Dental Exam, which includes a thorough examination, x-rays, and oral cancer screening – a great value for $50! You may also click here for our convenient online form.
During your new patient exam, Dr. Do and our experienced team will make sure all of your questions are thoroughly answered about our office, our dental treatments, our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, flexible financing, and anything else that you would like to know about us!
As one of the premier dental practices in Murrieta, CA our doctor and team at Madison Square Dentistry also provide 5-star dental care to patients from Temecula, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, CA and Surrounding Areas.