The threat posed by tooth decay should not be taken lightly, but you should also remember that it is not the only threat to your overall oral health. If you are not practicing good oral hygiene, you can leave yourself vulnerable to problems with gum disease. An infection can initially cause tissue inflammation and issues with sensitive tissues, or tissues that bleed easily; concerns about bad breath; and the formation of periodontal pockets. In time, as bacteria continue to spread on your teeth roots, you can have more severe issues to worry about, and it can become more difficult to keep the problem under control! At our Corona, CA dentist’s office, we can offer important in-office support during your routine dental exams and cleanings. We can also provide an evaluation to determine what kind of help could be required if gum disease is already an issue for you.

Gum Disease Can Be More Consequential Than You Realize

After a cavity forms, it will keep spreading and doing more harm to your tooth structure until it is treated. Just as this problem should be addressed by your dentist to prevent complications, you should count on professional oral health care to preserve your periodontal health. When a periodontal infection does form, it can cause difficulties with bleeding, swelling, sensitivity, changes in your gum line, and more. At the early stage of an infection, the problem can be managed and even reversed to prevent more difficulties. Unfortunately, when it becomes too serious, it can become necessary to recommend that you visit with a specialist to protect yourself against this threat.

Regular Dental Appointments Help You Prevent Periodontal Problems

During a regular dental appointment, we will look for any issues with your periodontal health that might require our support. If they are identified, we can make plans to provide periodontal therapy, a deeper cleaning of your teeth that will remove bacteria from your roots. That removal can put an end to an infection so that it no longer jeopardizes your smile and oral health. At times when there are no signs of gingivitis, a routine teeth cleaning can make the onset of one less likely.

Talk To Your Corona, CA Dentist About Managing Gum Disease!

When gum disease is effectively prevented or managed, you are protected against a threat to your full smile, and to your general health! If you have questions, you can reach our dental practice closest to you by calling the following:

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.