Scaling & Root Planing
Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
Periodontics refer to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease that affects the gums and jawbone. The gum tissues surround and support the teeth and the underlying jawbone anchors teeth firmly in place.
Reasons for periodontal treatment
Periodontal disease is a progressive condition which begins with mild gum inflammation called gingivitis. It is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults and should be taken very seriously. Periodontal disease (often called gum disease) is typically signified by red, swollen, painful, or bleeding gums, but in some cases has no noticeable symptoms.
Periodontal disease generally begins when the bacteria living in plaque cause an infection in the surrounding tissues of the teeth, causing them to become irritated and painful. Eventually, this infection will cause the jawbone to recede and the tooth to become loose.
Because periodontal disease is progressive, it is essential to remove the bacteria and calculus build up to halt the spread of the infection. Many patients are not aware that periodontal maintenance is the only sure way to keep gum disease from returning. Periodontal maintenance is regularly performed at certain intervals after procedures such as scaling and root planing. Periodontal maintenance includes the removal of plaque and tartar, scaling and tooth planing and polishing. Dr. Vong will be happy to advise you on effective cleaning methods and treatment options.
Call our office today at (916) 525-3200 to learn more about Periodontal treatments!