Are You Looking for Gum Disease Treatment in Sebastopol, CA?
Did you know that gum disease is among the most common dental issues faced by Americans and is a leading cause for tooth loss? In many cases, tooth loss can be avoided if gum disease (also called periodontal disease) is treated before it can progress. Periodontal disease is an infection or inflammation of the gums. It is easily treatable when caught in time. Dr. Silvano Senn and the team at Whole Health Dentistry in Sebastopol, CA treat gum disease with the urgency and care it deserves. Their goal is to restore your teeth and gums to exceptional health.
When gum disease can fester and progress to more advanced stages, it can lead to dire results that can sometimes become irreversible such as tooth loss.
Gum Disease – What Is It?
Beginning with poor oral hygiene, gum disease is the gradual infection of one’s gums that occurs when plaque and bacteria begin to build up at and along the gum line. This build up can lead to infection which will see the gums begin to recede from the tooth’s roots. Once the infection has reached this point, deep pockets begin to develop which allow further buildup of bacteria and infection to occur. When gum disease is left untreated, it can lead to the eventual destruction of the underlying bone and then, finally, to tooth loss.
The good news about gum disease is that it is not something that just suddenly occurs. Gum disease progresses through stages, each progressively worse than the last. The initial stage is gingivitis. A great number of people suffer from gingivitis, which is incredibly treatable. But, when left untreated, you will eventually find yourself suffering from periodontitis, which is the worst and most advanced stage of gum disease. At this point, invasive treatment will probably be necessary and permanent damage may have already occurred.
Treating Gum Disease
At Whole Health Dentistry, Dr. Silvano Senn tries to drive home to every patient the importance of regular brushing and flossing at home. This, in combination with routine exams and dental cleanings, is your greatest weapon against the development of gum disease. When gum disease needs to be treated, Dr. Senn and his team are here for you. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Senn and the team at Whole Health Dentistry in Sebastopol, CA, please call 707 549-6333.