Did you know that gum (periodontal) disease is the number one cause of tooth loss? Despite this fact, very few people are concerned about the health of their gums. Some even ignore the common signs of gum disease, thinking that it’s just normal for them to experience these oral problems.
At Ace Dental in Roseville, we believe that excellent gum health is necessary for overall health and wellness. We emphasize the importance of routine dental check-ups because the early stages of gum disease can only be detected through close observation and X-ray imaging.
Let’s look at why you need to be concerned about your gum health.
In its earliest stages, periodontal disease is often asymptomatic (does not display apparent symptoms). This is why many patients only receive treatment only when their gum disease is already in the later stages, at which point the treatments become invasive and expensive.
Early detection of periodontal disease increases the chances of complete recovery and regeneration of gum tissues. It is also easier to treat gum disease while it has not yet spread to several teeth.
When gum disease worsens, some of the common signs and symptoms that you may experience are:
It is important to understand that these symptoms appear when the disease is already serious. We at Ace Dental in Roseville advise patients not to wait for these symptoms before getting a check-up. You may call us at (916) 772-0111 or schedule an appointment through our online form so that you can get a routine dental exam today.
If gum disease is left untreated, it may lead to the following complications:
If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, our head dentist Dr. Karanvir Sibia will recommend one of the following treatments.
Dental cleaning is more of a preventive measure than a curative one, but for the mildest cases of gum disease, this is a very effective form of treatment. It can be performed by either a dentist or a dental hygienist. It is highly recommended to get dental cleaning at least twice a year to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.
For gingivitis (the first stage of gum disease), scaling and root planing is the treatment of choice. Scaling involves the removal of all traces of infection, bacteria, and calculus around and underneath the gum line. Root planing is done to smooth out the surface of the tooth roots which will make it harder for bacteria to stick to them.
If your gums have receded extensively, bone grafting may be required to restore the structure and thickness of the jaw bone. Bone grafting is often done prior to dental implantation, but it can also be done to improve facial structure.
Osseous grafting, or guided tissue grafting, aims to fix the holes (known as defects) in the gum tissues and jaw bone. If the holes are small, the jaw bone is simply smoothed out and trimmed to restore its natural shape and contour. However, if there are large defects in the bone, bone grafting may be needed.
At Ace Dental in Roseville, our dentist Dr. Karanvir Sibia will work closely with you to treat any sign of periodontal disease. All you have to do is give us a call at (916) 772-0111 or contact us through this web page. We will answer any queries you may have regarding appointments and treatment.
You can also visit us from 9 am to 6 pm every Monday to Friday. Our office is located at 1070 Pleasant Grove Suite 110, Roseville, CA 95678