Our team works hard every day to help each patient prevent gum disease and periodontal disease. But, in some incidences, these diseases are inevitable, which is why Dr. Robert A. McCulla provides periodontal treatment in Turlock, California.
Gum disease and periodontal disease occurs when the plaque on your teeth is left untreated. When this happens, the plaque continues to grow and begins to irritate your mouth and gums. You will then have constant bad breath and your gums will constantly bleed every time you brush your teeth or eat food. If the plaque is still left untreated, it will begin to irritate your gums enough to make them shrivel and move away from your teeth. At this time, your teeth will look longer than natural and the appearance of your smile will be altered. Eventually, the plaque will send toxins into your mouth and underlying bone. The toxins will then begin to deteriorate the bone, which will result in the loss of your teeth.
To avoid these diseases, we strongly recommend keeping up with your dental checkups every six months. We also offer scaling and root planing techniques to deeply clean your teeth, the pockets between your teeth and gums, and your underlying bone. This is a technique that is generally used under a local anesthetic.
If you have constant bad breath, bleeding gums, and receding gums, we ask that you come into Turlock Dental Care and meet with your dentist as soon as possible. We look forward to restoring the health of your oral cavity!