Gum disease is a progressive condition that can have a lasting impact on your overall oral health. Dr. Safar and our professional dental team offer gum disease treatment in San Diego, California, to help patients restore their health and smile with confidence.
At Celebrity Smile, we are dedicated to helping our patients achieve optimal oral health. If you suffer from gum disease, we are here to help. Call our office today to schedule an appointment and learn more about the benefits of gum disease prevention and treatment.
Known as periodontal disease, gum disease is a common condition experienced by nearly half of all American adults. Gum disease is a progressive condition that occurs in two stages: the early stage, gingivitis and the advanced stage, periodontitis. The symptoms of gingivitis seem minor and often relatively painless. This is why many patients are unaware they have gum disease until the symptoms become more severe, painful, or noticeable. Common symptoms of gingivitis include infections in the gums that cause swelling, redness or bleeding when brushing or flossing.
If diagnosed in the early stages, gum disease is easily reversed with good oral hygiene and treatments such as dental cleanings and antibacterial mouth rinses. Once gum disease advances to periodontitis, it requires specialized treatment to reverse the effects and clear the infection. Common symptoms of periodontitis may include receding gums, exposed tooth roots, or infections in the jawbone and the tissues that support your teeth. This can cause your teeth to loosen and eventually fall out, leading to permanent tooth loss.
Gum disease is caused by the buildup of bacterial plaque and tartar on your teeth. Over time, the toxins from the bacterial buildup attack the sensitive tissues of your gums, tooth roots, and jawbones. Plaque and tartar are typically caused by poor oral hygiene and at-home care. Other health and lifestyle factors can contribute to your risk of developing gum disease. These factors can include smoking and tobacco use, family history, diabetes, certain medications, or hormonal changes due to puberty, pregnancy or menopause.
If detected early, Dr. Safar and our experienced dental team can treat your gum disease with a professional cleaning and antibacterial mouth rinses and toothpaste. Once gum disease advances to periodontitis, you will need specialized treatment to combat the infections and restore your oral health. At Celebrity Smile, we offer a variety of comprehensive gum disease treatments. Schedule an appointment with our dentists to discuss your treatment options. Depending on your needs, we can recommend:
Call Celebrity Smile at (858) 256-6495 today. Our team offers gum disease treatment in San Diego to help our patients restore their oral health and feel their best! We welcome you to take advantage of our convenient extended hours, flexible financing options, and Uber patient pick-up!