Gum Treatments in Salinas

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Gum Treatments to restore your oral health

The gums, ligaments, and bone around the teeth form the foundation for one's teeth. All these structures are also referred to as the periodontium. When the periodontium is not healthy, it jeopardizes the teeth just as a bad foundation would threaten the stability of a house. Signs of unhealthy periodontium (gum disease) include gums that are red and bleed easily, persistent bad breath, gums that are pulled away from the tooth, loose teeth, and changes in the position or bite of the teeth.

With proper care, it may be possible to return the periodontium to a healthy state. This is where appropriate gum treatments come in. If you’re having a problem, come in and see us so we can take care of it right away. As with many dental concerns, the earlier gum disease is identified, the better your treatment options are. The treatment may be as simple as a deep cleaning with our hygienists to more complex treatments and surgeries with our periodontist. Gum disease is a serious concern, but with the help of our office, the appropriate treatment can restore your mouth to its healthiest state.

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Did you know...?

  • Unlike bones or other parts of the body, teeth are incapable of self-repair. This is why receiving fillings and other dental work is necessary to protect teeth from further damage.

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