Fullerton Periodontics - Ryoo Dental - Fullerton Preventative Dentistry
The word periodontal means “around the tooth”. Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone that support the teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva. If plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar). When plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone. Periodontal disease is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums.
Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t know it! Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in the early stages.
Not only is it the number one reason for tooth loss, research suggests that there may be a link between periodontal disease and other diseases such as, stroke, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and increased risk during pregnancy. Researchers are determining if inflammation and bacteria associated with periodontal disease affects these systemic diseases and conditions. Smoking also increases the risk of periodontal disease.
Signs and symptoms of periodontal disease:
Good oral hygiene, a balanced diet, and regular dental visits can help reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease. At Ryoo dental in Fullerton, CA we offer many preventative treatment options. During your initial appointment, you will receive a thorough examination, allowing Dr. Ryoo to take a look at your gums. Depending on the condition of your gums, we may perform scaling or root planning. Additionally, we also offer professional fluoride therapy in order to improve the condition of your teeth and gums.
If you are looking for gum disease treatment in Fullerton, CA, learn more about our treatments and contact Ryoo Dental today!