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Gum Disease Treatment in San Diego, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo

San Diego Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease is inflammation of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. Gum disease, or gingivitis, is a very common condition and is most often a result of poor dental hygiene. Gum disease is characterized by red, swollen gums that bleed easily when teeth are brushed or flossed.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease is mostly caused by improper oral hygiene that allows bacteria in plaque and calculus (or tartar, which is a form of hardened dental plaque) to remain on the teeth and infect the gums. But there are other factors that increase the risk of developing gum disease or gingivitis.

  • The immune system is very important in controlling gum disease. Stress impairs the body's immune response to bacterial invasion.
  • Smokers are much more likely to develop gum disease. Alcohol affects oral defense mechanisms.
  • Hormonal changes in puberty, menopause and pregnancy typically correlate with a rise in gum disease.
  • Medications can affect oral health. Antiseizure medications promote gum disease.
  • Poor nutrition, such as a diet high in sugar and carbohydrates and low in water intake--will increase the formation of plaque.
  • Infrequent or no dental care.
  • Poor saliva production.

Poway Gum Disease Treatment

Save Your Teeth With Effective Gum Disease Treatment

The types and number of treatments will vary, depending on the extent of the gum disease. The main goal of our gum disease treatment is to control and cure the infection. In order to improve your treatment results, the dentist may also suggest changing certain behaviors, such as avoiding saturated fats in your diet, quitting smoking, as well as limiting sugary foods and drinks to meal times. Gum disease treatment is effective at stopping damage from progressing. You can achieve and maintain healthy gums with regular visits to the dentist and good oral hygiene. This includes regular tooth brushing and cleaning between teeth. Take care to clean gently but meticulously to prevent gum disease.

Rancho Bernardo Gum Disease Treatment

Optimum Oral Health and Gum Disease Treatment in San Diego, Poway, Rancho Bernardo

Dr. Salami is an experienced gum disease treatment specialist in San Diego, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo. She uses the best form of treatment to restore your gums to optimum health. Because of Dr. Salami’s specialization in gum disease, many patients can eliminate their gum disease without having to experience any surgery. If you suspect you might have gum disease, Dr. Salami will be able to determine the extent of any gum disease you may have and will tell you how it can be effectively eliminated.

If you have any questions or concerns about the symptoms of gum disease, contact our dentist at Serenity Dental Group immediately. Call us at 1 (858) 367-9540 for Gum Disease Treatment.

Contact The Doctor

12396 World Trade Drive Suite 208, San Diego, CA 92128 USA
Pegah Salami, DMD Dentist in San Diego, CA (858) 673-1000 info@serenitydentalgroup.net