Periodontal Disease in Fremont CA
It is faulty thinking to only consider the condition of your teeth when caring for your oral health. Your gums are every bit as important, since your teeth depend on healthy gums to remain secure in their sockets.
All Care Dental has top notch dental hygienists and an in-house periodontist to maintain and restore the health to your gums. The dental office of Dr. Anil Chowdhary serves people living in Fremont, Union City, and Hayward with state-of-the-art periodontal care.
Gingivitis is Reversible
Bacteria are dangerous microbes that collect into a sticky substance call plaque. Over time, plaque can calcify into tartar, which consists of stubborn scales that rigidly stick to teeth. When bacteria, plaque and tartar are left on teeth, gum disease quickly develops.
Plaque begins to grow under the gum line, infecting the gums and causing the body’s immune system to respond with the beginning stages of gum disease. Gingivitis causes the gums to bleed, and become red, swollen, and tender. With a prompt professional dental cleaning and thorough at- home oral hygiene habits, gingivitis can be reversed and eliminated within a few weeks.
Periodontitis Requires Professional Dental Attention
When oral health care is neglected, and plaque is allowed to calcify into tartar, a more serious form of gum disease develops called periodontitis. Tartar builds up barriers between teeth and gums, causing gum recession. This allows deep pockets of infection to progress in gingival tissues. Your toothbrush bristles glide right over tartar, as only professional tools can remove it from teeth.
If periodontitis is detected, Dr. Chowdhary recommends a deep cleaning also known as tooth scaling and root planing. Tartar and Plaque are scaled off teeth, and then the tooth’s entire surface from root to crown is smoothed to encourage the gums to reattach to teeth. Fortunately, this technique is very effective and can prevent teeth from loosening and falling out.
For advanced forms of periodontitis, there are several possible treatment options, such as:
- Topical and oral antibiotics
- Gingival pocket and flap surgery
- Pinhole surgery to rejuvenate gun growth
- LANAP gum surgery to regenerate gum tissue
Excellent Periodontal Care at the dental office of Dr. Anil Chowdhary in Fremont
At All Care Dental, Dr. Anil Chowdhary makes certain your teeth and your gums are in optimal condition with expert periodontal care. Contact his office today so your smile remains healthy and beautiful.