Have you noticed any of the following symptoms?
- Gums that appear redder than usual
- Sore, tender gums
- Receding gums (or teeth that look longer than usual)
- Painful chewing
- Loose teeth
- Swollen gums
- Gums that bleed easily, such as when you floss and brush
If so, your smile may be affected by periodontal disease. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease is a condition caused by bacteria in plaque. When not properly treated, gum disease may lead to bone loss and tooth loss. In order to prevent this, our dentist offers periodontal treatment at Greg Wolfe Family Dentistry. Several types of treatments are available for gum disease in Ventura, California, and Dr. Greg L. Wolfe will make certain that you receive the type of treatment you need for improved oral health.
One of our most common treatments for gum disease is called scaling and root planing. These are deep cleaning methods that involve cleaning the teeth all the way down to the roots, both above and below the gum line. The goal of scaling and root planing is to remove bacteria and diseased tissues to encourage the growth of healthy tissues. For more information about scaling and root planing, and our other types of periodontal treatment, please feel free to contact our office today.