At Allred Dental, we focus on providing patients with the most thorough dental care to support not only their teeth and mouths, but their complete health. When you become a patient of ours, you can expect a unique treatment experience, one that puts an extra focus on gum health.
We are proud to offer the top gum disease and periodontal treatment at our dental office near San Marcos, Oceanside, and Encinitas. Our team works hard to spot any underlying issues in the gums to ensure you get the treatment that you need as early as possible. Our regular dental cleanings and examinations also include plenty of preventive care and maintenance on gum lines!
What Is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum line that, when left untreated, could weaken your jaw bone and cause dangerous infection which could spread throughout the body. Generally, it's caused by poor brushing and flossing habits, or inadequate dental care.
If gum disease goes left untreated, it could cause the following conditions:
- Heart Disease
- Premature Or Low-Weight Babies
Signs You May Need Periodontal Treatment
Gum disease is not always obvious to those who are experiencing its earliest phases, which is why it's so important to attend regular dental checkups at Allred Dental. As the disease progresses, you should expect to experience one or more of the following gum disease symptoms:
- Loose teeth
- Tooth and mouth pain
- Receding, swollen, and painful gums
- Bleeding while brushing and flossing
- Mouth sores
- Bad breath
- Pus between teeth
- Ill-fitting dentures
- A change in your bite
Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)
Scaling and root planing (SRP) is one of the most common procedures for treating gingivitis by deep cleaning below the gum line and smoothing the surface of the tooth. Scaling and root planing removes plaque, bacteria, and acid buildup that can cause gum inflammation.
In addition to SRP, Dr. Allred uses Perio Protect® to deliver infection-fighting medication beneath the gums. Perio Protect is able to penetrate deep into the gums and teeth to reach areas that traditional tooth brushing cannot. This helps to restore and promote healthier teeth, gums, and overall oral health while also preventing all stages of gum disease.
Laser Gum Treatments
At Allred Dental, we offer specialized laser dentistry treatments to help combat the signs of gum disease. This advanced technology is used in a wide range of gum treatments and offers heightened precision and control.
Laser treatments are also preferred by most patients because they are generally faster and less painful than conventional and surgical gum treatments.
Have Questions About Your Gum Disease Treatment Options?
Healthy gums can lead to a healthy body! Call Allred Dental of San Marcos today to schedule your appointment.
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