Toluca Lake Dentist Helps Patients Manage and Overcome Gum Disease

Written by Dr. McKay on Feb 26, 2013

If you are dealing with the realities of gum disease, your overall oral health as well as how you feel about your smile will likely change. Gum disease causes all kinds of unwanted issues for dental patients both young and old. Our Toluca Lake dentists provide the attentive care necessary to help patients overcome these problems.

If you are already dealing with gum disease, you might notice some common symptoms such as:

· That it is difficult to keep your breath smelling fresh and clean

· That your gum tissue looks inflamed and damaged

· That your gum tissue is prone to bleeding

· That your gums are actually pulling away from your teeth

· That your teeth are feeling looser

The goal of gum disease treatment is to ease the severity of these symptoms, and, most importantly, to allow your oral tissues to heal.

In order to achieve this goal, our dental team needs to help you body combat the bacterial infection that has taken over your smile.

The severity of your infection will dictate the specific course of treatment that we recommend for you. Speaking generally, however, we will first remove the calcified plaque that is on your teeth and along your gum line. We may also remove any oral tissues that are beyond regeneration.

Our dental team will work with you to develop a professional and at-home oral hygiene plan to help patients battle gum disease. Your dental plan may incorporate special tools—such as WaterPiks—or toothpaste and mouthwash formulations.

As always our Toluca Lake dentists would be happy to give you more information about how you can safeguard your smile. To get started, you can contact our dental team by calling our office, or by contacting us through our website. We look forward to working with you!