Gum Disease Therapy for Sunnyvale & Fremont, CA
Conservative estimates indicate that up to 80% of the popular unknowingly has some form of gum disease. The mildest form is known as gingivitis and is easy to correct. The more advanced form is known as periodontitis. If left untreated, periodontitis can severely damage your oral health and even put you at a greater risk for health problems like heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and pregnancy complications. As an experienced periodontist, Dr. Provines will be happy to assess your gums and recommend treatment options that will help you optimize your periodontal health.
Early Signs of Gum Disease
Early-stage gum disease, or gingivitis, often forms with few, or even no, symptoms at all. However, it can eventually cause your gums to become red or swollen, and you may experience bleeding when you brush or floss. Thankfully, gingivitis can often be cleared up with proper home care and with a deep cleaning procedure.
Advanced Periodontal Care
During a deep cleaning, Dr. Provines will use two advanced services to help you remove harmful plaque and tartar from your mouth: scaling and root planing. In addition to removing plaque and tartar, we’ll talk to you about your homecare routine. While gingivitis can be cured, frequent cleanings and a quality homecare regimen are both essential for keeping your mouth disease-free.
In cases of advanced gum disease, or periodontitis, we may pair scaling and root planing with an antibiotic or even surgery. Removing plaque and tartar from below the gumline will prevent your condition from worsening and halt the progression of your disease while promoting tissue regeneration.
Regardless of your situation, Dr. Provines will oversee your treatment and partner with your dentist to monitor your progress and provide ongoing care.
Contact Us to Learn More
Do you have questions about gum disease or therapy with scaling and root planing? Don’t hesitate to give us a call. We have offices in Sunnyvale, San Jose, and Fremont and are always happy to help those in need of periodontal care.