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Gum disease is a very dangerous dental issue that should be taken very seriously. In fact, it’s one of the most dangerous dental issues in the world today. This disease has two stages. The first stage is gingivitis and the symptoms include red, swollen and tender gums that bleed easily. The second stage is periodontitis and the symptoms involve receding gums, the formation of pockets in the mouth, loose teeth and lost teeth. This disease is caused by a buildup of plaque on the teeth and gumline and the failure to remove that plaque regularly.

Gingivitis is more treatable compared to periodontitis. This is because a simple professional dental cleaning can treat the problem. The cleaning will remove the plaque from the smile and promote healing in the gums. Periodontitis is tougher to treat because it develops when the plaque turns into tartar. Tartar is a toxic substance that causes severe damage. The typical treatments that help with this stage include scaling and root planing, frequent dental cleanings, laser therapy, bone grafts, gum grafts and more. The treatment necessary will depend on the severity of the disease. If the disease is severe enough, your dentists, Dr. Hang Truong and Dr. Asma Sajid, might need to extract the affected teeth and replace them with dental implants after the underlying bone has been restored.

Do you have any questions about gum disease in Roseville, California? If so, please contact our dental team today. All you need to do is reach out to Rock Rose Dental at 916-784-3337 and we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to talking with you!