Avoid the Systemic Effects of Periodontal Disease With Gum Disease Treatment

Bad breath? Bleeding gums? You may have gum disease.
Systemic Effects of Gum Disease in Mission Viejo, CA

We regularly see patients with untreated gum disease at our office in Mission Viejo, CA. What many of those individuals do not realize is that gum disease is more than a nuisance; it can lead to serious problems if gum disease treatment methods are not regularly applied. Even if you are not sure you have periodontal disease, we invite you to make an appointment with Dr. Jenny Liang at (949) 485-2323. We will examine you and recommend a plan of action to deal with your dental issues.

We thought the staff was so friendly. All 3 of my kids liked this place better than the previous dentist office. They said even the fluoride is better here.
They were patient in explaining the bills and the procedures that were needed. In addition I was impressed with the DDS. She knows her stuff and is personable.
Marya H.

What Happens When a Person Has Gum Disease?

systemic effects of gum diseaseIt is important to remember that the soft tissues of the mouth – the gums – are part of the whole body. When they are diseased, they affect every other system. Because of this, researchers have found connections between those with gum disease and those with diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, respiratory disease, stroke, and even cancer.

The good news is that proper, regular gum disease treatment can reduce the systemic effects of gum disease. Contact our team at (949) 485-2323 and learn more about how you can protect your health by addressing your periodontal disease.

Gum Disease Treatment Options

The bacteria that cause gum disease must be reduced and/or eliminated (if possible) to avoid causing serious medical effects. Some of the most frequent gum disease treatment methods we use include:

  • Regular periodontal maintenance visits. These visits enable us to deep clean the periodontal pockets formed between the gums and the teeth.
  • Scaling and root planing. To break down and sanitize the tooth root, we use safe but highly effective, lasers to remove bacteria, plaque, and calculus. After scaling and root planing, the gums and teeth are in a better position to avoid future buildup.
  • Osseous surgery. When gum disease is in its more advanced stages, the root of the tooth can become pitted and damaged. These pits provide ideal hiding places for bacteria to breed. Osseous surgery allows us to smooth the tooth root surface, thereby removing those breeding grounds.

All gum disease treatment is performed in our high-tech, comfortable dental office located in beautiful Mission Viejo, CA. Some procedures may be covered by your insurance carrier; we will help you talk to your insurance provider at the time of your appointment to determine your out-of-pocket cost, if any.

Bear Coast Dentistry in Mission Viejo, CA, offers gum disease treatment to avoid problems associated with periodontal disease. Call us at (949) 485-2323 for an appointment.