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Periodontal Examination (Gum Disease Treatment) – Long Beach, CA

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About Periodontal Exams

Periodontitis is a severe form of gum disease that is caused by significant tartar buildup underneath the gums. When left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to infection and tooth decay. There are various surgical and nonsurgical periodontal treatments available at Emigh Dental Care, but prior to any treatment, our dentists will perform a thorough dental exam. Routine dental exams and proper dental hygiene are key in preventing periodontal disease and allows for early detection. If patients are in need of a periodontal exam, they can call our Long Beach, CA office today. 

Periodontitis

Periodontitis is an extreme form of gum disease and should be treated as soon as possible to prevent additional damage such as the spreading of bacteria and infection. Periodontitis is caused by plaque buildup, which typically causes inflammation of the gums. Other symptoms may include pus between the gums or teeth, bad breath, sensitive gums, and bleeding of the gums. 

What to Expect

Periodontal disease affects 75% of adults and can range from mild to severe. Our practice offers a wide array of treatment options to help ensure that each patient receives the proper care. One of the more common forms of treatment used is a nonsurgical procedure known as scaling and root planning. Scaling removes tarter and plaque from the area below the gum line while root planning creates a smoother root and gum surface. Antibiotics may also be used to help alleviate pain and inflammation. Surgical procedures for more severe forms of periodontal disease include gum graft surgery, laser gum surgery, regenerative procedures, and pocket reduction procedures. 

Treatment Aftercare

It is important to maintain healthy dental care practices to help prevent periodontal disease. This means creating or continuing a good oral hygiene routine as well as implementing suggestions given by our dentists. Our dentists may suggest scheduling routine, annual check-ups and examinations as well as bi-annual cleanings. Patients should also implement common oral care practices into their routines such as flossing, brushing twice a day, and using mouthwash.

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If you have been diagnosed with or think you may have symptoms as a result of periodontal disease, contact our office today to schedule an exam. With our experienced team, we will find a treatment that is suitable for your condition and restore your mouth back to optimal health. 

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