Our dentist will provide regular examinations of your gums during checkups with a periodontal probe and regular x-rays. It is important to prevent gum disease as infection and inflammation of the tissues that support your teeth can erode the ligament and bone beneath the gums, resulting in tooth loss. Gingivitis, for example, is among the most common form of gum disease. However, all forms of gum disease require immediate treatment and gum therapy in Newport Beach to halt the progression and save the gum tissue and bone.
Periodontal treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of the disease. If the disease is caught in the early stages of gingivitis, and no damage has been done, one to two regular cleanings will be recommended by our gum dentist. This gum therapy in Newport Beach removes the plague and calculus by controlling the growth of harmful bacteria and treats conditions that may encourage further gum disease. If the disease has progressed to more advanced stages, a special periodontal cleaning such as scaling and root planing will be recommended. Scaling is a procedure that meticulously removes the plague and tartar deposits at and under the gum line, while root planning then smooths the root’s surfaces so that the supportive tissues can better attach to the tooth surface. This is done with local anesthesia to aid in your comfort. As with most other bacterial diseases, an antibiotic may be administered to help control, reduce, or eliminate the harmful bacteria. If the pockets do not heal after scaling and root planing, periodontal surgery may be needed to reduce pocket depths, making teeth easier to clean.
Routine teeth cleanings are an incredibly effective method in preventing gum disease. However, if periodontal disease is diagnosed, we will discuss with you which of our services will best suit your individual needs for gum treatment. So whether your periodontal disease needs only simple, non-surgical therapy or requires a deeper cleaning with scaling and root planning, gum therapy in Newport Beach at the office of J Foster Weems DDS will transform your teeth, gums, and mouth so that you leave our office smiling.