Gum Disease in Fresno, CA
Caused by bacteria, germs, and plaque on the teeth and gums, gum disease is an infection of the tissues and bones surrounding the teeth. It is also known as periodontal disease. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease and, if caught and treated early, is completely reversible. If gingivitis advances to gum disease and is left untreated the teeth may have to be removed.
It is important to Dr. Castillo to catch gingivitis early, so he can restore your smile easier and quicker. Even if you feel your gum disease may have progressed, Dr. Castillo will help you feel at ease while discussing treatment options and treating you with the highest quality care.
Dr. Castillo and his friendly and caring staff in Fresno, CA, office will help you achieve the attractive smile you’ve always wanted.
Gum Disease Causes
Typically, plaque and bacteria causes gum disease. However, there are other causes that can lead to gum disease:
- Hormonal changes including pregnancy or menopause
- Cancer or diabetes can interfere with the immune system
- Not brushing or flossing daily
Gums should be pink and firm, be flush against the teeth, and not bleed when brushing.
Gingivitis and gum disease symptoms include:
- Red, swollen, and tender gums that bleed easily
- Gums that pull away from the teeth (receding gums) resulting in the teeth looking larger
- Pus coming from the gums
- Loose/shifting teeth
- Change in the way teeth fit together when biting
Gum Disease Treatments
To treat gum disease, Dr. Castillo may take several approaches. Ultimately, the objective of gum disease treatment is to reattach healthy gums to the teeth, minimize swelling, and stop the disease from progressing. To treat gingivitis, Dr. Castillo will perform an intensive cleaning, scaling, and root planning (removing plaque).
Patients with gingivitis should follow a more frequent dental cleaning than the typical twice a year. Those with advanced gum disease may require surgery – flap surgery, bone grafts, sot tissue grafts, tissue regeneration, or bone surgery – are all gum disease treatment options.
Treating gum disease will dramatically transform your mouth – both its look and feel. Many patients also choose to restore their teeth through implants or veneers or whiten their teeth after gum disease treatment. Dr. Castillo will help you devise a treatment plan to target the entire mouth and give you a beautiful smile that you deserve.
Schedule an Appointment
To avoid costly and invasive treatment, it’s important to catch gum disease early. If you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease, contact Dr. Castillo for a consultation. A perfectionist who goes the extra mile, Dr. Castillo will work tirelessly to restore your oral health and your smile.", "Beautiful teeth go a long way in self- esteem and our Fresno, CA, office is excited to help you get there. Call 559-221- 0302 or request an appointment online today!
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