Periodontal Therapy for gum disease in Campbell
Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases, (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily.
Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a colorless film, which sticks to your teeth at the gum line. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. By thorough daily brushing and flossing you can remove these germs and help prevent periodontal disease.
Periodontal diseases can be accelerated by a number of different factors. If not carefully removed by daily brushing and flossing, plaque hardens into a rough, porous substance known as calculus (or tartar). Bacteria found in plaque produces toxins or poisons that irritate the gums, which may cause them to turn red, swell and bleed easily. If this irritation is prolonged, the gums separate from the teeth, causing pockets (spaces) to form. As periodontal diseases progress, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth in place deteriorate. If left untreated, this leads to tooth loss.
Smoking tobacco, stress, diabetes,poor nutrition, grinding or clenching of teeth, pregancy can accerlerate the bone loss due to gum disease. Once this disease starts, professional intervention is necessary to prevent its progress.
We treat gum disease with Scaling and root Planning / Deep cleaning, home care and oral hygiene instructions.
Arestin Antibiotic chip or granules can be placed in deep pockets to eliminate bacteria from deep pockets and causing reduction in bleeding and reducing pocket depth.