Your gum health is crucial to the appearance of your smile. At Shook Dental Care in San Pedro, CA, we will make sure your gums are taken care of so you can smile with confidence. Top San Pedro, CA dentist Dr. Shook can quickly diagnose gum disease and start you on a gum disease treatment that will rid your gums of the infection. With options ranging from traditional scaling and root planing to modern laser therapy, your smile will be better off after a visit to Shook Dental Care. Call 310-982-6333 today to schedule your dental appointment.
What Causes Gum Disease?
Gum disease is an infection in your gums. This infection breaks down your gum tissue and can cause issues that range from bleeding, swelling, and pain to tooth loss and even bone loss.
Plaque and tartar buildup results in increased bacteria inside your mouth. This bacteria is what causes gum disease.
Shook Dental Care Can Help You with Gum Disease TreatmentNonsurgical Gum Disease Treatment at Shook Dental Care Read Transcript
It's really important to address gum disease. Gum disease is a real problem. It can lead to tooth loss. It can lead to bone loss. If you lose too much bone and you lose your teeth prematurely, it makes it harder for implants. It's the foundation for the teeth. We want to keep the foundation intact. In my office if you have severe gum disease, we offer scaling and root planning. We offer more frequent recall appointments. We encourage the home care. There's also laser assisted therapy too that helps with some patients. It's a non-surgical treatment. It's shown to really reduce the inflammation and reduce the amount of bacteria and really help control the gum disease. It's all about controlling the gum disease and helping keep the attachments intact.
Dr. Shook and her experienced staff offer two effective ways to take control of your gum health.
- Laser Therapy – Laser gum disease treatment offers a painless way to clear the excess bacteria from your mouth and give your gums a chance to heal. Laser therapy is also a great way to prevent gum disease. Ask Dr. Shook about laser therapy during your regular dental cleanings.
- Scaling and Root Planing – A traditional gum disease treatment, this deep cleaning method will remove the bacteria-causing plaque and tartar from along your gumline and even under your gumline. Any rough spots on your gums are smoothed and ready to support new gum growth in the area.
Save Your Smile with Help from Shook Dental Care
You deserve a healthy, disease-free smile. Call our premier San Pedro, CA dentist office today at 310-982-6333 to schedule your visit. Or, use our online form to set up a time to come into our office.