Contact Gateway Dental Care for gingivitis treatment in Pleasanton. Gingivitis, also generally called gum disease or periodontal disease, starts with a bacterial growth in your mouth and may end with tooth loss due to destruction of the tissue that surrounds your teeth. Gingivitis can be easily treated and reversed in almost all cases when formal plaque control is accomplished.
Don’t Leave Gingivitis Untreated
When gingivitis is left untreated, it can advance to periodontitis. In a person with periodontitis, the inner layer of the gum and bone pull away from the teeth and form pockets, breaking down the bone and connective tissue that hold teeth in place. These small spaces between teeth and gums collect debris and can become infected, leading to tooth loss in adults.
Treatment Of Gingivitis
Gateway Dental Care will perform a variety of gingivitis treatments, depending on the stage of disease, how you may have responded to earlier treatments, and your overall health. Gingivitis treatments range from nonsurgical therapies that control bacterial growth to surgery to restore supportive tissues. Non surgical treatments for gingivitis include a professional dental cleaning during a regular dental exam. Gateway Dental will remove plaque and tartar, and if signs of gum disease are present, the proper treatment will be recommended.
Other Treatment Options
Dental surgery is needed when the tissue around the teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired with nonsurgical options. Gingivitis surgical treatment may include: Flap sugar or pocket reduction surgery, bone grafts, soft tissue grafts, guided tissue regeneration and bone surgery. In some patients, the nonsurgical gingivitis treatment procedure of scaling and root planing is all that is needed to treat gum diseases.
Call For An Exam
Gingivitis can easily be detected and avoided by keeping up on your routine dental exams. Gateway Dental Care is able to perform most gingivitis treatment procedures in our office. The time needed for treatment and time needed to heal will vary from patient to patient, depending on the type and extent of the procedure and your overall health. We proudly offer nitrous oxide and oral sedation dentistry to ensure your next visit is as gentle and comfortable as possible. If you notice any symptoms of gingivitis, give us a call for a thorough examination.