Periodontal (gum) disease is a degenerative condition caused by harmful bacteria trapped in plaque and tartar. These bacteria infect and inflame the gum tissues of your mouth, eventually leading to the mild stage of periodontal disease known as gingivitis. If untreated, this condition progresses to the more severe form of the disease known as periodontitis. Gum disease may eventually lead to bone loss, tooth loss and gum recession.
Common symptoms of periodontal disease include:
- Red, swollen and tender gums
- Gums that bleed easily
- Gum recession
- Loose teeth
- Painful chewing
- Persistent bad breath
- Teeth that appear longer than normal
At Arrowhead Family Dentistry, we provide gum disease treatment to help get periodontal disease under control and help you regain a healthy smile. There are a variety of treatments available, and our dentist and team will work with you to determine which treatment or combination of treatments will be most effective for you. Our office also features state-of-the-art soft- and hard-tissue lasers, and we can provide laser periodontal treatments if needed.
We invite you to call us at 909-889-3300 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt and learn more about gum disease treatment in San Bernardino, California. We look forward to helping you regain a healthy smile.