What is periodontics?
Periodontics is the particular branch of dentistry that is focused on the study and treatment of the gums and supporting tissues of the mouth. The main goal of periodontics is to ensure that your gums stay healthy and free from periodontal disease (gum disease).
What is periodontal (gum) disease?
Periodontal disease is a degenerative condition caused by bacteria found in plaque. These bacteria can cause inflammation and infection in the gum tissue. If gum disease is allowed to progress untreated, it can result in receding gums and loss of the teeth and bone.
How do you treat periodontal disease?
Our talented dentists are experienced in treating gum disease. We offer multiple types of gum treatment in Glendale, California to return your smile to good health. Periodontal treatment may include scaling and root planing, which are deep cleaning treatments that can remove bacteria, plaque, tartar, and infected tissue. Depending on the severity of the condition and your personal dental needs, we may recommend other types of gum treatment, antibiotic treatment, or periodontal surgery.
If you suffer from swollen, red, or tender gums that bleed easily, you may have periodontal disease. We encourage you to contact us today at T.F. Chen DDS to schedule your visit with our dentists. Our number is 818-502-1991.