Periodontics

Dental & Gum Treatment in Lakewood, CA

At Lakewood Dental Arts, we're proud to help patients of all ages throughout the greater Lakewood, CA area achieve beautiful, healthy smiles through quality dental & orthodontic treatment. But maintaining that great smile requires more than just caring for your teeth: the health of your gums is just as important to your smile. At our practice, we offer comprehensive oral health care including periodontal (gum) treatments, ensuring you have everything you need to protect your healthy, beautiful smile for life.

All About Gum Disease

Gums may not be the first thing you think of when considering how to maintain a great smile, but they're just as important as your teeth. And unfortunately, gum disease is one of the most common preventable diseases among adults. Gum disease starts from a bacterial infection that enters the gums, usually caused by bacteria and plaque on the teeth. If left untreated, this infection can progress, eventually going from a mild annoyance to a serious danger that can cause you to lose teeth and suffer bone damage. In addition to bacterial and plaque build up, here are a few more things that can lead to gum disease:

  • Stress
  • Medications
  • Genetics
  • Diabetes
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Smoking & Use of Tobacco
  • Pregnancy (Although it usually subsides after the pregnancy)

Gum Disease Prevention

As with many elements of oral health, the best medicine for gum disease is prevention. Comprehensive, consistent oral hygiene is your best bet at preventing gum disease and keeping your mouth healthy, so make sure to brush twice a day, floss daily, and rinse your mouth with antibacterial mouthwash. In addition to at-home oral hygiene, be sure to maintain twice-annual check-up appointments with your Lakewood dentist to give your teeth a deep clean and prevent gum disease from progressing.

Gum Disease Treatment in Lakewood, CA

While we always hope to prevent gum disease from forming in the first place, if gum disease does take hold and progress, we offer comprehensive periodontal treatment at our Lakewood dental office. We can provide a variety of procedures to treat gum disease including root scaling & planning, pocket reduction, soft tissue grafts, and bone regeneration treatment in the most extreme stages. No matter what you're up against, your Lakewood dentist will work with you to design an effective treatment and help you reclaim a healthy, beautiful smile.

Schedule a Consultation with Your Lakewood Family Dentists

Gum disease is a common issue, but your Lakewood dentists are here to help you solve it no matter how severe it gets. Contact us today to learn more about our periodontal treatment options, or if you'd like to schedule a consultation, simply request one using our easy online form. We can't wait to hear from you, and we wish you luck in keeping your gums and teeth clean, healthy, and gorgeous!