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Gum Disease Is a Leading Cause of Tooth Loss and Decay

As you look at your gums, you may notice that they feel or look slightly swollen. You may also notice that your gums bleed after you brush your teeth, or that you're experiencing pain during flossing. These are all symptoms of gum disease, a leading cause of tooth loss in Los Angeles. Gum disease comes to several forms, but the two most common in LA are gingivitis and periodontal gum disease:

  • What is Gingivitis? Gingivitis sounds scary, but it's actually an extremely common problem. Gingivitis occurs when plaque build-ups accumulate around the gum line, causing bacteria infestations. The bacteria secretes toxins which inflame your gums, causing discomfort and bleeding. Depending on the severity of your gingivitis, our LA dentists will either perform a deep dental cleaning or construct a personalized treatment plan.
  • What is Periodontal Gum Disease? Periodontal gum disease is what gingivitis turns into, if it is left untreated. It has many of the same symptoms of gingivitis, but in much more acute forms. The most severe symptom of peritonitis is the decay of the alveolar bone, which holds your teeth in place. This deterioration leads to a loosening of the teeth, and eventually complete tooth loss. Our dentists will work with you to stop periodontal decay, and restore your gums to a strong and healthy state.

The most important thing to remember about gum disease is that early treatment matters. The sooner you come in to our Los Angeles office, the sooner our dentists can stop your diseases' progression. Delaying treatment only results in increased decay and plaque build up, as well as greater chances of irreparable damage.

I Think I May Have Gum Disease, But I'm Worried Treatment Will Hurt!

A big reason clients put off treatment for gum disease is because they're concerned about pain. But what most patients don't realize is that avoiding treatment will actually increase you discomfort in the long run. The more time you avoid dental care for gingivitis or periodontal gum disease, the worse your day-to-day pain and sensitivity will be. Even if you return to a strict regimen of brushing and flossing, as long as the bacteria hidden by your gums exists, you'll be unable to stop decay from spreading.

The absolute best thing you can do for your teeth and gums is to get them healthy again as soon as possible, and that means a visit to the dentist. Once your gums are no longer swollen and bleeding, you'll be able to brush your teeth without pain once more. And as scary as it might sound to have a dentist touching your sensitive gums, we promise that all our LA dentists are as gentle as can be. We firmly believe that there's no reason for dental patients to put up with unnecessary pain, and perform all our treatments with the utmost care. By the time your gum disease treatment is done, you'll have a strong, healthy smile that looks and feels great!

Contact Our Los Angeles Dental Office To Have Your Gums Evaluated!

If your gums are in need of dental care, we hope you'll consider contacting our Los Angeles dentist office. Our dentists have years of experience fighting gum disease, and will help get your oral care back on track! We'll even create a personalized treatment plan, and work with you to make sure your unique dental care needs are taken care of. To arrange a consultation, contact our Los Angeles office at any time. We're one of Southern California's top dentist offices, and we look forward to working with you.

You can reach our Los Angeles dentist office by calling (323) 798-9133, or e-mailing losangeles@expertdentist.com