Laser Gum Disease Therapy in Irvine, CA
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research estimates that 80 percent of adults in the United States have some degree of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. You can avoid gingivitis – early stage gum disease – and periodontitis, late stage gum disease, with regular brushing and flossing, as well as dental checkups with Irvine dentist, Dr. Michael Choi, at Smile By Design Dental Group.
Gum disease is a chronic infection that can lead to soft tissue damage, tooth loss and even bone loss if left untreated. Furthermore, gum disease has been linked to other serious health concerns including heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis among others. Fortunately, if caught early, gum disease can be averted.
Symptoms of Gum Disease
Gum disease is sneaky. Sometimes, gum disease is present in the absence of any symptoms, making your regular checkups with Dr. Choi all the more important. However, if you experience any of the following symptoms, then you should schedule an appointment immediately with Smile by Design Dental Group:
- Red, swollen or bleeding gums
- Sensitive teeth
- A sour taste in your mouth or persistent bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Pain when chewing or a change in how your teeth fit together when you chew
Periodontal Disease Treatment in Orange County
Smile by Design Dental Group offers the most up-to-date periodontal therapy, whether for gingivitis or periodontitis. First, Dr. Choi might suggest a deep cleaning, also known as root scaling and planing, to remove hardened plaque. For more serious cases, when gum tissue has begun to detach from the root, laser therapy allows us to remove plaque and eliminate bacteria. Periodontal laser therapy is safe, effective and comfortable.
Especially if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of gum disease mentioned above, but even if you’re not, schedule an appointment with our Irvine dentistry to be sure your oral health is at its best. We are conveniently located at 113 Waterworks Way, Ste 120, Irvine, CA, and serve patients throughout Orange County.