Gum disease is a serious threat to the health of your mouth and the longevity of your teeth. If you are suffering with gum disease, you are not alone. Many American adults have some form of gum disease.
The solution to gum disease is to see a periodontist for treatment to halt the effects of the problem and keep it from growing larger. Call (949) 596-0296 today to schedule your consultation with a Mission Viejo periodontist if you are suffering from gum disease.
Treatments for Gum Disease
Gum disease (periodontal disease) can range from simple inflammation of the gums, called gingivitis, to more advanced periodontitis, which causes soft tissue or bone damage. Severe cases can lead to tooth loss.
The progression of gum disease in your mouth depends on how well you care for your teeth. Changing your behaviors, such as quitting smoking or developing better daily dental hygiene care habits at home, can help stop the development of gum disease.
The goal of treatment from a periodontist is to control the infection. The deep cleaning method of scaling and root planing will scrape tartar from your gum line to remove bacteria that contribute to gum disease.
Dr. Makhoul prefers laser dentistry to remove plaque and tartar, which results in less swelling and discomfort during and after treatment. In many cases, laser gum treatment can take the place of the more expensive and invasive periodontal surgery.
Dental Implants for Missing Teeth
If you have already lost teeth to gum disease, Dr. Makhoul can restore your smile with dental implants. We perform both the root placement surgery and the dental crown placement in our office so you won't need to visit a separate oral surgeon's office for your smile restoration.
Do you need relief from gum disease? Please call (949) 596-0296 today to arrange your consultation with an experienced periodontist. We are conveniently located in Mission Viejo and welcome patients from throughout Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, and the surrounding areas.