Periodontal Treatment Costa Mesa

Periodontal Treatment Costa Mesa Periodontal treatment is the treatment of gum disease. A common form of gum disease is gingivitis. Gingivitis is a mild infection of the gum tissue that is characterized by red, swollen or bleeding gums.

Bacteria that live in plaque cause gingivitis. Plaque is the white sticky substance that rests on the teeth. Bacteria attack the gum tissue, which causes irritation. This is what leads to the redness, swelling and bleeding.

When gingivitis is left untreated, it develops into periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is an advanced gum infection that destroys bone tissue and causes the gums to recede and teeth to become loose.

Dr. Saghatchi works closely with patients to develop a good oral hygiene routine to treat gingivitis. More specialized treatments are needed to correct the damage caused by periodontal disease. In addition, our team will provide education on how to best avoid the recurrence of gingivitis and periodontal disease.

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