By Pasadena Dental Implants Peter G. Cooper, DDS
December 08, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Periodontist  

Although tooth decay plays a role, periodontal disease, an advanced form of gum disease, is the most common cause of tooth loss among adults. A periodontist is a dental professional who offers specialized treatment for dealing with gum disease at every stage, as well as playing a role in prevention. The bacteria that damage our teeth are the same that can cause infections and harm our gums and potentially lead to erosion of bone and other tooth-supporting tissue. Learn more from our local Pasadena, CA, professional Dr. Peter Cooper of Pasadena Dental Implants.

Gum Disease

Plaque builds on our teeth every day, it's a substance made from our saliva and food particles that is teeming with bacteria. Over time it will harden into tartar, making it impossible to remove with a toothbrush. At this point the bacteria is already quickly replicating, causing infection and inflammation of our gums, in other words, gum disease. Our general dentist can help us to prevent it, but when seeking advanced strategies for managing the disease then we would turn to a periodontist.

Periodontist in Pasadena, CA

Treatment for gum disease when it's still in a very early stage can be as simple as a typical in-office dental cleaning, which can be enough to reverse the condition. Other more involved cleaning strategies may be required as the disease advances, techniques such as root planing and scaling, dental cleaning procedures which not only remove the bacteria but make it more difficult for it to return. Surgical intervention may be the next step for more severe cases when gum disease is far advanced. Our periodontist can also help us to recover from the effects of gum disease by offering restorations and other treatments.

Protect your smile, if you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease and if you live in or near the Pasadena, CA, area dial (626) 796-1241 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cooper of Pasadena Dental Implants.


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