At Nguyen Dental Practice, we are dedicated to helping prevent periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal disease begins when plaque and calculus (tartar) are allowed to accumulate on the teeth and gums. When left untreated, this accumulation will cause periodontal disease and bone, gum and tooth loss. Periodontal disease has also been linked to many serious health conditions, including:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Pregnancy complications
Some common symptoms of gum disease include red or swollen gums, gums that bleed easily, loose teeth, painful chewing, persistent bad breath and receding gums. Our dentist will check for signs of periodontal disease at each of your regular exams, and if you are diagnosed, we will work with you to find a treatment that will improve your oral health.
Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine is crucial if you would like to avoid periodontal disease. A good oral hygiene routine should include flossing and brushing daily, maintaining a balanced diet, and visiting the dentist at least once every six months for your cleanings and exams. We are happy to provide several periodontal disease procedures for those who need it, including laser therapy and scaling and root planing.
For more information on periodontal disease treatment in Stockton, California, and to make an appointment with Dr. Howard Nguyen, we invite you to contact our office today at 209-478-6466.