Category: Gum Disease

A Few Facts About Treating Gum Disease

Would you know if you developed gum disease? Most patients want to say yes, but many people who experience severe gum disease didn’t realize or treat their condition in time to stop it from growing worse. Because of this, many patients require comprehensive periodontal treatment to restore their smiles by the time they do seek… Read more »

Would You Know if Gingivitis Showed Up?

Gingivitis, the first of gum disease’s several stages, is more common than many people realize. Fortunately, it’s often detected and treated early with the help of your dentist. However, sometimes, patients miss the warning signs and don’t visit their dentists often enough for an examination to unveil it. At our Oxnard, CA, dentist’s office, we… Read more »

Can Scaling and Root Planing Reverse Your Gingivitis?

While routine dental cleanings are usually enough to control the accumulation of plaque and tartar on your teeth, the procedure only works for the visible parts of your teeth. When oral bacteria work their way underneath your gums, the only way to clean them off of your teeth roots is with scaling and root planing…. Read more »

Do You Have Gingivitis?

Gingivitis—the precursor to more serious gum disease—isn’t an obscure dental condition. In fact, most patients recognize the term and at least some degree of the danger that it can pose to their oral health. However, not everyone realizes that gingivitis is the only reversible stage of gum disease, and that they only have a limited… Read more »

How Does Scaling and Root Planing Work?

When it comes to keeping your teeth and gums clean, beautiful, and healthy, regular cleanings are an essential habit. You should clean your teeth every day by brushing them at least twice and flossing at least once. You should also ensure they stay clean by attending regular checkups and cleanings at your dentist’s office. Sometimes,… Read more »

How to Stop or Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is one of the most common chronic dental health issues among adults in the United States. Yet, many patients do not realize how highly preventable it is, or seek treatment immediately when they notice warning signs. While the consequences of severe gum disease can be serious, including the loss of… Read more »

How Do I Get Rid of Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is an infection that forms when plaque and tartar get underneath the gums, causing them to become inflamed and recede from the teeth. That infection can spread into the lower tissue and bones in your mouth. This can lead to loss of teeth and gum disease, which can increase risk of health issues. It’s… Read more »