Krystle Fenton, DDS
Gum Disease Treatment
Krystle Fenton, DDS
Gum Disease Treatment
Who choose for gum disease treatment in Elk Grove?
Dentistry is about a lot more than just teeth. Your gums play an essential role in your oral health, not to mention their influence in the appearance of your smile. The periodontists at Laguna Vista Dental in Elk Grove care the most about the tiny tissues in your mouth that you might think of the least — your gums.
Periodontists specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating gum disease. Periodontists complete the same training as general dentists plus three years of additional training in the treatment of gum disease and the use of dental implants.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease — often referred to as gum disease — is an infection of your gum tissues. Your gums play an essential role in supporting your teeth and sealing the interior of your jaw and to protect the roots of your teeth.
Periodontal disease is usually caused by poor oral hygiene habits that have allowed plaque to build up and to the extent that it forms tartar and causes irritation and inflammation. Periodontal disease presents in two primary ways: as the less serious but very common gingivitis; and as the more serious periodontitis.
Benefits of gum disease treatment
Effective periodontal disease treatment can prevent tooth loss
Tooth loss is a serious dental and medical issue that undermines your ability to smile, eat, and speak and can cause digestive and nutritional health problems as well as further dental complications. The primary source of tooth loss is tooth decay that has advanced beyond the reach of daily dental hygiene because of poor habits, neglect, or failure to receive timely dental care.
Your best defense against tooth loss? Early and effective interventions in the form of appropriate periodontal treatment to halt gum disease in its tracks as soon as it emerges.
Serious as periodontal disease is, it is preventable
At Laguna Vista Dental, we offer every service and support required to ensure that you never have to undergo periodontal treatment — education, preventative treatment, regular checkups, teeth cleaning, and gum assessments.
Our team will develop a comprehensive treatment plan to keep your gums healthy at all ages, so the treatment procedures discussed below will never be something you have to worry about. Having said that, if periodontal disease is already a fact of your life — minor or advanced — we are ready to respond effectively to restore your gum health and get you back on track.
Our promise to you
Our dentists and staff will partner with you to prevent gum disease, arrest gum disease, and eliminate the damage caused by gum disease, and to restore optimum gum health.
Every step in that gum health strategy is essential for ensuring your family’s healthy gums for their entire lifetime. We won’t skip a single step.
Contact us today
Diligent daily hygiene habits and regular dental checkups at Laguna Vista Dental in Elk Grove can ensure that gum disease does not develop. If early signs of gum disease are detected, your dentist and their staff will take steps to reverse that gingivitis before it advances. If you’re concerned about the health of your gums and how to preserve it, or have symptoms of gingivitis or even periodontitis, contact our staff as soon as possible to return to and stay in good health.
How Do You Know If You Have Gum Problems?
Can a Gum Disease Be Cured?
What Are the Stages of Periodontal Disease?
The first stage of periodontal disease is gingivitis, a form of gum disease where your gums become inflamed by plaque on your teeth and along your gum line. Gingivitis can be treated and corrected as easily as recommitting to good oral hygiene habits.
Advanced periodontal disease is called periodontitis. Periodontitis is not limited just to your gums, like gingivitis, but affects your gums and the bone material in your jaw and teeth. At its most advanced, periodontitis undermines gum and bone material so badly that teeth become loose and may even fall out. Periodontitis can not be treated and arrested by mere oral hygiene, but requires much more invasive procedures.