Improving your oral health involves taking care of your teeth and the gums, bones, and tissues that support them. We provide treatment to prevent and halt the progress of periodontal (gum) disease, which is a degenerative disease that begins in the gums. Caused by an accumulation of plaque and calculus, periodontal disease can eventually cause bone and tooth loss. When left untreated, periodontal disease has even been linked to:
• High blood pressure
• Pregnancy complications
• Heart disease
To treat gingivitis, the earliest stage of periodontal disease, we provide scaling and root planing, two deep cleaning procedures. Scaling involves removing calculus (tartar) from the surfaces of the teeth, while root planing will involve removing infected tooth structure as we smooth out the rough tooth roots. To remain in optimal oral and periodontal health, it is important to brush and floss every day, maintain a healthy and balanced diet, and visit the dentist at least once every six months for your regular cleanings and exams. To learn more about periodontal health and how we can help you avoid periodontal disease, please call or visit our office in Sunnyvale.