Did you know that nearly 50% of the Americans over the age of 30 have some form of periodontal disease? It's a staggering number but one that Chris Johns, DDS is committed to lowering. If you have been diagnosed with gum disease - or you suspect you may be suffering from it - our team will partner with you to ensure that your smile is restored to its optimal level of health.
We are proud to offer the very best gum disease treatment near Millbrae and Burlingame! Our Millbrae, CA dentist office is equipped with all of the top technologies to ensure rapid, comfortable, and effective eradication of gum disease.
Common Gum Disease Symptoms
There are varying levels of periodontal disease which means symptoms are not apparent in some. Even so, there are plenty of signs and symptoms to look out for, including:
- Persistent bad breath
- Swollen gums
- Red gums
- Tender gums
- Bleeding gums
- New loose teeth
- Sensitivity to heat, cold, or pressure
- Receding gums
- Teeth that appear to have lengthened
If you are experiencing any gum disease symptoms, it's important that you schedule an appointment with Dr. Johns right away. When periodontal disease is left untreated, it can wreak havoc on your total body health, potentially putting you at a higher risk for:
- Heart disease
- Premature birth
- Respiratory infections
To give your health the fighting chance it deserves, we offer the following gum disease treatment options:
Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)
Our gum disease doctor recommends deep cleanings to patients who need extra help removing plaque and tartar. Scaling and root planing eliminates tartar from the surfaces of the teeth and banishes signs of infection from the gum pockets. Depending on the severity of your condition, Dr. Johns may recommend you come in several times a year for this special type of cleaning.
Root Surface Debridement
Root surface debridement (RSD) is a special procedure that cleans the tooth's root surface. Over time, calcified deposits in your gum pockets can make the surface of your tooth rough and difficult to keep clean. This technique has been proven to slow the progression of gum disease in many patients.
Laser Gum Disease Treatment
Dr.Johns uses the power of laser dentistry to comfortably and efficiently remove plaque and tartar buildup and excise diseased gum tissue. Patients love laser gum treatments because they require less time in the dental chair and are usually completely painless!
Have Questions About Your Gum Disease Treatment Options?
The symptoms of gum disease are painful and need to be treated immediately to preserve the health of not only your mouth, but also your overall well-being.
Are you struggling with gum disease? Stop suffering today! Call Dr. Johns to schedule your appointment at our Millbrae, CA dental office.
Dr. Johns can help give you the beautiful smile you deserve with his experience in cosmetic dentistry procedures.