Lovett Dental Pasadena offers comprehensive periodontics. We specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease and similar conditions that affects your gums, teeth, and supporting structures. We recognize gum disease during the early stages so that we can treat it before your condition worsens.
Our certified periodontists use advanced dentistry equipment and proven techniques for helping you with conditions such as gum disease, tooth decay, and periodontitis. To find out if you have gum disease, please contact Lovett Pasadena to schedule a dental exam. When it comes to periodontics, trust your dental specialist at Lovett Dental Pasadena.
What Causes Gum Disease?
Gum disease can take years to progress. Most people do not realize they have gum disease until they visit our dentistry or exhibit the symptoms. Gum disease occurs when bacteria and other substances slowly start to eat away at the gumline.
One of the primary culprits of gum disease is improper oral healthcare. Neglecting your teeth can lead to gingivitis, which can progress into periodontitis or gum disease. To avoid the condition, you should brush your teeth twice, use dental floss, and even rinse your mouth with mouthwash.
While the gums are the primary victim, advanced gum disease can also affect the teeth and jawbone, causing them to deteriorate. Although regular brushing and flossing can somewhat delay the problem, the best solution is regular teeth cleanings and professional periodontics.
Our Periodontics and Gum Disease Treatment Procedures
Treatment for gum disease typically starts with a consultation and extensive dental exam. We explore the problem closely to determine what type of condition you have. Once we identify the issue, then we may recommend what type of treatment is best. We prefer to start with non-invasive or non-surgical procedures, if possible, and then move on to surgical procedures if necessary.
Common procedures for treating gum disease or periodontitis include:
- Teeth scaling
- Root planing
- Laser removal
- Bone or gum graft
- Dental implants
- Dental crowns
The type of procedure we recommend depends on the nature and extent of your condition. Our goal is to provide a long-term solution that restores your smile and enhances the performance of your teeth.
When to See a Periodontist
People often use the term dentist and periodontist interchangeably. However, a periodontist is a dental specialist who focuses on more in-depth problems and not basic dentistry. For this reason, Lovett Dental Pasadena offers periodontics, in addition to our standard dental services. You should see a periodontist if you experience the following problems including:
- A change in your bite
- Red, bleeding, or swollen gums
- Loose teeth
- A receding gum line
- Ongoing discomfort that gets worse
If you need basic teeth cleaning, dental exam, or cosmetic procedures, we suggest seeing our dentist. However, if you are experiencing pain, redness in the gums, or gaps between the gum and the teeth, you should see our periodontist. A specialist can restore gum tissue that has deteriorated due to damage or disease.
Schedule a Periodontics Appointment at Lovett Dental Pasadena
If you need professional treatment for periodontitis or gum disease, then contact Lovett Dental Pasadena today. We provide comprehensive treatment for all types of dental issues. Call 281-998-8800 to schedule periodontics.