Gum Treatments in Gilroy
Effective Treatment for Periodontal Disease
Poor dental health can have a negative impact on your overall health. If
you have noticed any of the signs of gum disease, you should call for
a dental exam immediately. @My Gilroy Dentist - Amy N. Tran, D.D.S., we
provide gum treatments in Gilroy to preserve the health of your teeth and gums.
Contact our office today at
(408) 317-7300 for an examination to determine if gum treatment is necessary.
Periodontal Disease Affects Your Oral & General Health
Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums and tissues that hold your
teeth in place. Multiple studies have shown a link between gum disease
and health. Poor oral hygiene and gum disease are linked to heart disease,
diabetes, stroke, and other health problems.
The bacteria in the mouth results in the growth of plaque and tartar on
the teeth and below the gumline. Without regular professional cleaning
and good oral hygiene at home, the gum tissue can become infected and
begin to recede. As periodontal disease becomes more advanced, it can
lead to bleeding gums, pain when chewing, and eventually tooth loss.
Signs of Gum Disease
Gum disease is relatively common. Approximately 47% of adults in the United
States have some form of gum disease. This number rises to 70% among adults
over the age of 65. In addition to poor oral hygiene, a number of other
factors may contribute to periodontal disease, such as diabetes, hormonal
changes in women, certain medications, and a genetic predisposition to
The symptoms of gum disease include:
- Gums that are red or swollen
- Tender gums
- Bleeding gums
- Sensitive teeth
- Bad breath, even with good brushing and flossing
- Pain when chewing
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth
Regular visits to our office allow us to monitor your dental health and
recognize gum disease in its earliest stages. This enables us to provide
gum treatments in Gilroy early, prevent tooth loss, and preserve the health
of your teeth and gums.
If you have noticed any of the signs of gum disease, please call
(408) 317-7300 for an appointment.