When it comes to keeping your oral health in ideal condition, one of the biggest factors you need to consider is your risk of developing gum disease. Your periodontal health includes maintaining your teeth, gums, and jaw bone, but gum disease is a serious concern that can destroy all three of these structures within your mouth. Worse still, gum disease is incredibly common, affecting nearly 75 percent of all adults at some point in their lifetime. At Desert Dental Group, we aim to protect every patient from the danger of gum disease, but also offer restorative periodontal treatments as well to help reshape the appearance of your smile and give you a more balanced gum to tooth smile ratio. Those seeking to maintain their oral healthy in Victorville, CA are encouraged to schedule an appointment with our experienced periodontists today!
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a progressive condition that targets the hard and soft tissues of the mouth. If caught early enough, the condition can be treated and the mouth restored to a healthy state, but if left to progress without care, patients can end up experiencing tooth loss and systemic health concerns, like heart disease or high-blood pressure. Our experienced doctors at Desert Dental Group are always on the lookout for the signs of gum disease, however, and can diagnose the condition at its earliest stages. With proper care both in-office and at home, you can expect to enjoy a healthy mouth without worry. If you do notice any of the following common symptoms of gum disease, we recommend you schedule a checkup with our office right away:
- Swollen, red gums
- Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
- Chronic bad breath
- Gum recession or teeth that appear longer
- Loose, shifting teeth
- Sensitivity to hot or cold drinks
Additional Periodontal Services
Periodontics is more than just gum disease however, it is also the understanding of your gum tissue and how it relates to your smile as a whole. For some patients, they experience excessive gum tissue covering their teeth, often called a “gummy smile,” this can cause both self-esteem issues as well as lead to oral health concerns with the development of bacteria under the gum tissue. At Desert Dental Group, we can address all your gum related concerns in one convenient location by our talented specialists. Some common periodontal services we perform include:
Never compromise your smile! Schedule an appointment with our specialists at Desert Dental Group today to evaluate your oral health.