Improve Your Oral Health With Nonsurgical Gum Disease Treatment in San Pedro

Your smile is one of your best assets, and your gum health is crucial to the appearance of your smile. The last thing you want is for gum disease to threaten it. Our nonsurgical gum disease treatment in San Pedro will rid your gums of  infection. With options such as traditional scaling and root planing and modern laser therapy, your smile will be better off after a visit to Shook Dental Care.

Our treatment will:

  • Give you a more attractive smile
  • Stop bleeding gums and other unpleasant symptoms
  • Prevent the bone deterioration that can result in tooth loss
  • Remove infection before it can spread and cause further health issues

If you suspect you may have gum disease, call 310-982-6333 today to schedule your dental appointment.

Bring Back Healthy Gums & Good Oral Health

You might be surprised to learn that almost half of all Americans have gum disease, according to a recent study. Because gum disease is easier and less expensive to treat in its earliest stages, Dr. Victoria Shook looks for signs of it during every dental exam. She and her experienced staff offer two effective ways to take control of your gum health:

  • Laser Therapy – Laser therapy is a quick and painless method to treat your gum disease. It will clear bacteria and infection from your gumline and give your gums a chance to heal.
  • Scaling and Root Planing – A traditional gum disease treatment, this deep cleaning method removes the bacteria-causing plaque and tartar from along your gumline and even under your gums. Any rough spots on your gums are smoothed, so they are ready to support healthy new gum growth in the area.

Many people seek help if they experience bleeding gums while brushing teeth or at other times. While bleeding is a common symptom of gum disease, you may also notice:

  • Chronic bad breath
  • Bright red gums
  • Swollen or puffy gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Gums that have pulled away from your teeth

Don’t ignore the signs of gum disease; take action now. Nonsurgical gum disease treatment in San Pedro can make your gums – and your whole mouth – feel better. Call Shook Dental Care at 310-982-6333 to schedule an appointment.

Common Questions About Nonsurgical Gum Disease Treatment

What is gum disease treatment?

Gum disease treatment is targeted treatment designed to eliminate gum disease from your mouth. At Shook Dental Care, we offer two types of nonsurgical gum disease treatment. The first type is deep cleaning using scaling and root planing to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from around your gumline. The second type is laser treatment that painlessly removes damaged gum tissue and seals your gums without any cutting or stitches.

What are gum disease symptoms?

In its early stages, there are often no noticeable symptoms of gum disease. However, there are several signs of gum disease you should look out for. If your gums bleed when you brush or floss, or if they’re red and puffy and sore to the touch, you may be experiencing gum disease. If any of these signs are present, we recommend you contact our office as soon as possible for an appointment.

Why get gum disease treatment?

In its early stages, gum disease causes tenderness and bleeding but no serious dental issues. If left untreated, though, it can progress to a stage that causes bone and tooth loss. In fact, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. The best course of action is to seek treatment at the first signs of disease.

What causes gum disease?

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection caused by bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria form a clear, sticky film called plaque that build ups around your gumline, leading to inflamed and infected gums. Left untreated, the infection causes your gums to separate from teeth, creating “pockets” where more bacteria accumulates. In advanced stages of gum disease, the infection spreads from your gums to the bone that supports your teeth. Your teeth will loosen and possibly fall out.

Can I avoid gum disease?

The best way to avoid gum disease is by practicing good oral hygiene, brushing twice a day and flossing daily as well. It’s also important to visit your dentist for professional dental cleanings at least twice a year. Since smokers are more likely to get gum disease, you’ll lessen your risk if you stop smoking. If you notice any signs of gum disease, notify your dentist right away. Treating it in its early stages will enable you to avoid the tooth loss that can result from advanced gum disease.