Gum Disease Treatment in Anaheim, CA

Get gum disease treatment at First Dental Care

If you think you may be suffering from gum disease, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at First Dental Care. Dr. Douglas Kim will examine you and talk to you about treatment. Gum disease can lead to bone and tooth loss, that’s why it’s crucial to both prevent and treat it. If you need to get gum disease treatment in Anaheim, call us at (714) 527-5656 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kim.

Types of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a bacterial infection that causes inflammation of the gums and surrounding tissue. There are 2 types of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontitis. Untreated gingivitis can progress to periodontitis and can eventually lead to tooth loss.

Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the mildest stage of gum disease. It starts with a bacterial growth in your mouth that causes gums to become red, swollen, and bleed easily. Gingivitis may result from diabetes, smoking, certain medications and illness. Poor oral hygiene also contributes to the development of gingivitis. If left untreated, this can lead to a more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis.

Periodontitis

Periodontitis is a severe and chronic form of gum disease. This condition causes gum inflammation and destruction of the bones which eventually lead to tooth loss.

Signs of Gum Disease

Healthy gums are firm and pink. Watch out for these signs of gum disease:

  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Swollen and tender gums
  • Bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Dark red gums

When to see a dentist

You should schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as you notice any signs of gum disease. The sooner you seek professional help, the better your chances of reversing damage caused by gingivitis and preventing it from progressing to periodontitis.

How to prevent gum disease

The best way to prevent gum disease is to maintain good oral health.

Brush and floss your teeth.

Brush your teeth for 2 minutes at least twice a day and floss once a day.

See your dentist regularly.

Schedule dental exams and dental cleaning every 6 months.

 

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