Gum disease is a common condition, but it can have severe consequences for your teeth if left untreated. For gum disease treatment in Brentwood, schedule a consultation with our office.
At Marsh Creek Dental, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive gum disease treatment to all our patients. Gum disease can be prevented with good hygiene, and with early detection and treatment, it is easily reversible. If you are suffering from symptoms of gum disease, let us help you restore your health and your smile today.
Gum disease is a progressive condition that occurs in two stages. The first, called gingivitis, is primarily caused by poor oral hygiene. Other health and lifestyle factors can increase your risk of developing gum disease. These factors include family history, smoking, vitamin C deficiency, old age, and hormonal changes such as those during pregnancy or menopause. Conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease can also increase your risk.
In the first stage, the bacteria from built-up plaque and tartar begins attacking your gums and cause them to recede. Untreated, gum disease will advance to periodontitis. Once it reaches this critical stage, the bacterial infection spreads to the rest of your mouth. The infection attacks your tooth ligaments, tooth roots and jawbone as your gums recede. This can lead to tooth loss and the deterioration of jawbone tissue.
The common symptoms of gingivitis include:
If gingivitis advances to periodontitis, your symptoms may include:
Our practice offers a variety of gum disease treatments, including:
Good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups are the best ways to prevent gum disease. Schedule a professional cleaning every six months to remove built-up plaque from your teeth and keep them healthy and white.
Every case is unique and your treatment costs will depend on your needs. We offer flexible financing options to make our services as affordable as possible. We also accept CareCredit and work with most major insurance carriers for your convenience.
For gum disease treatment in Brentwood, call our office at (925)516-2988 today. We offer late appointments and weekend appoints to ensure you get the care you need when you need it.