Treatment for Gum Disease
in Clayton, California

Regular dental checkups and professional cleanings keep your mouth in good shape along with good oral hygiene habits. The older a person gets, the more important this becomes. Dental decay is not the only thing that can cause a problem for your teeth.

Treatment for Gum Disease in Clayton, California

Gum disease can take a great toll on your oral health if left unchecked. For many older adults tooth loss occurs as a result of gum disease rather than tooth decay. With early detection and proper treatment, gum disease can be turned around and eliminated. Even in advanced stages, it can be treated through more extensive measures that need to be taken when that is the case.

The treatment for gum disease depends on the extent of the problem. In the earliest stages, treatment may consist of a thorough professional cleaning of the teeth and use of prescribed mouthwash and/or toothpaste. More pervasive gum disease will require more aggressive treatment. A thorough exam of your gingival tissues is part of the comprehensive exam where Dr. Truong will discuss with you an effective plan towards gingival health.

Symptoms and Causes of Gum Disease

Under normal conditions, the mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria. Saliva is constantly bathing the teeth and gums and without proper oral hygiene, a clear sticky substance called plaque builds up on teeth. When brushing and flossing are further neglected, the plaque can turn into a hard substance called tartar or calculus. This hardened substance does not respond to brushing or flossing. The only way it can be eliminated is with dental instruments designed to remove it.

Red, puffy gums that bleed upon brushing or flossing are indicators of gum disease. If you have these symptoms, make an appointment right away to have your gums checked for gingivitis.

Schedule an Appointment

Preventive care is the best way to keep gum disease from disrupting your life and your smile. However, if you suspect you do have gum disease, contact The Grove Family Dentistry for a thorough assessment and cleaning.

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Dr. Truong was very kind and easy to talk to. He answered any questions I had and took great care of my smile! Also, their dental hygienist, Charlene, did an excellent job cleaning my teeth! Thank you Grove Family Dentistry!
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Smiling and welcoming staff . Very professional to work with and friendly at the same time. They go the extra mile with their service.
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The Grove Family Dentistry is an excellent choice for your dental needs. They are friendly and very accommodating. Plus I’m quite certain that I just received the best cleaning of my life. Super pleased with this dental office.
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