Frequently known as gum disease, periodontal disease is generally caused by bacteria found in plaque. Periodontal disease, if left untreated can lead to a wide assortment of complications, including:
- Inflamed gums
- Swollen gums
- Gums that bleed easily
- Gums that pull away from the teeth
- Loss of bone, tooth, and gum tissue
Fortunately, our talented dentist, Dr. Hart provides several options to prevent gum and treat gum disease. Treatments for gum disease vary from case to case depending on severity, but can include a professional cleaning, a regimen for improved dental hygiene, or a deep cleaning. In severe instances, gum surgery may be necessary.
How do I know that I have gum disease?
Unfortunately, it is often difficult to detect gum disease, but its symptoms include:
- Red, tender, or swollen gums
- Bad breath that doesn’t go away
- Gums that bleed easily when cleaning
- Painful chewing
- Overly sensitive or loose teeth
At Dental Center of Simi Valley, we have the ability to diagnose and treat gum disease before it becomes a serious problem. If you have any more questions about gingivitis in Simi Valley, California, please visit our office today and set up our first appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!