Strong gum health establishes the foundation for a beautiful smile. American Bright Dental provides periodontal maintenance and care in Lancaster, CA. Call our practice and schedule a consultation with Dr. Ana Collantes to determine the right treatment to maintain a strong foundation for your oral health.
Gum Disease and Your Health
Gingivitis and advanced periodontitis lead to recession, bone loss, tooth loss, and poor overall health. Patients that undergo periodontal treatment for gingivitis can reverse its effects and restore their gum health.
Symptoms of gum disease include:
- Red and swollen gums
- Visible pockets
- Gum receding
- Pain and bleeding while brushing or flossing
- Bad Breath
- Loose Teeth
Many know gum disease is harmful to your smile, but did you know that it can affect the rest of the body, too? Advanced cases of gum disease contribute to systemic issues like heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. Receiving periodontal care greatly improves both teeth and overall health.
Treatment for Gum Disease in Lancaster, CA
When gum disease has gotten out of hand, a deep cleaning is required. Also known as scaling and root planing, this procedure removes tartar from below the gum line to eliminate the source of the inflammation. Once cleaned, Dr. Collantes smoothens the surface of the tooth to prevent re-occurrence. Root planing removes the pockets and groves that bacteria and plaque attached to, preventing another occurrence.
While treatment for advanced cases is necessary, the best defense against dental issues is prevention. Poor gum health comes from a combination of negligence and bad dental habits. Brushing and flossing greatly improve your gum health and ensure your smile can reach its fullest potential. Antiseptic mouthwash eliminates bacteria that can be harmful to your gums. Additionally, routine visits to our office allow Dr. Collantes to manage tartar buildup and prevent advanced cases of gingivitis from developing to periodontitis.
Call Us Today!
With over 30 years of experiencing helping patients restore their gum health and smiles, Dr. Collantes can provide the necessary care to eliminate gingivitis and improve oral health. Call today and schedule an appointment for an evaluation to find out how deep cleaning can help you.