Gum disease is an unpleasant, often painful condition that nearly half of American adults suffer from at any time. Gum disease can cause eating to be a very unpleasant experience, since gum erosion, tooth decay, or bone damage may be present. Since eating is such a major part of the holidays, and the holidays are right around the corner, now is the time to receive treatment for your gum or periodontal disease. Your Irvine dentist realizes how important it is for you to be cured of your gum disease so you can properly enjoy the holidays this year.
Fortunately, gum disease is usually easily treated by a licensed dentist. Dr. Schneider employs several methods to reverse and cure gum disease, so you have options available, depending on how severe your gum disease is. Antibacterial therapy, which involves a topical solution being applied to the gums, is a low maintenance solution for prevention, as are frequent cleanings, if you are prone to develop plaque and bacteria more than what is considered “normal.”
For more advanced stages of gum disease, curettage (or scaling), and root planting and enzyme suppression treatment are used to treat plaque and tartar build-up, smooth root surfaces beneath the gum line, and reduce oral enzyme attacks on gum tissue and bone. For more severe cases of gum disease, periodontal surgery may have to be employed.
Painful and inflamed gums can make it impossible to enjoy holiday meals with your family, and gum disease can put you at higher risk for heart disease. Your Irvine dentist knows that it’s vital that you get your gum disease treated early on, so that you can enjoy life — including the holidays — to the fullest.