750 N Diamond Bar Blvd #206, Diamond Bar, CA 91765

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Comprehensive Family Dentistry in Diamond Bar, CA

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Gum Disease Treatment

If your gums are sore, inflamed, or redder than usual, you may suffer from gum disease. At Phillips Ranch – Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, our dentists help our patients find the treatment plan they need for their gum disease because it is associated with a variety of other diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and even stroke! If you suffer from gum disease in Diamond Bar, California, we invite you to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Merchant  today.

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a degenerative condition primarily caused by bacteria found in plaque. The bacteria inflame and infect the gum tissues, and when left untreated, can eventually cause the gums to pull away from the teeth. Untreated periodontal disease can result in bone loss, tooth loss, and gum tissue recession.

If your gums are swollen, red, or tender, or if your gums bleed easily, you may have periodontal disease. Other common symptoms of gum disease include loose teeth, painful chewing, persistent bad breath, and receding gums that make your teeth appear longer than normal. Following an exam at our office, our dentist and team will be able to determine whether you suffer from periodontal disease.

The treatment for gum disease is based upon your specific dental needs. Depending on the severity of the condition, our dentist may recommend additional professional dental cleanings, improved at-home oral hygiene, antibiotic treatment, scaling and root planing (deep cleanings), or gum surgery. We strive to help you restore your oral health and halt the progress of the disease. For more information on periodontal treatment, we welcome you to call or visit our office soon. We look forward to caring for your smile!