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. Dr. Shook can quickly diagnose gum disease and start you on a 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 TreatmentsDr. Shook on nonsurgical gum disease treatment
Dr. Shook and her experienced staff offer two effective ways to take control of your gum health.
- Laser Therapy – Laser gum 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.