Periodontal infection treatment resolves gum disease comfortably and precisely

Your mouth is the gateway to your body. A lot of stuff happening in the mouth could indicate something is wrong with your heart, kidney, liver, etc. Given the direct relationship between your oral cavity and the rest of the body, dentistry becomes your first line of defense for your overall body wellness.

Periodontal Infection Treatment in Fallbrook California Area

Talking of your mouth, your teeth may look sparkly, yet the gums underneath may show gum infection symptoms. Only a dentist can spot subtle defects in your oral health, hence the need for routine dental visits. Once we spot signs of gum disease in your routine dental exam with our team at James M. Moran DDS, we recommend a range of periodontal treatments to keep your gums healthy.

All about periodontal disease

Gum disease occurs when bacterial plaque is left to accumulate in your mouth. Plaque harbors harmful bacteria that produce toxins that inflame your gums. Your body’s natural way of guarding itself against infection is inflammation. During the early stages of gum disease (gingivitis), you may notice signs of bleeding, swollen, or red gums.

Gum disease is a sneaky, progressive disease. If gingivitis isn’t treated, it’s a matter of time before it progresses to periodontitis — a severe form of gum disease. At this stage, infection isn’t just on the surface of the gums. It infiltrates beneath the gum and into the tooth-supporting structures, causing gum recession, chronic bad breath, and tooth loss.

Treating gum disease

Can gum disease be reversed? Yes! You can overturn gingivitis by diligently brushing and flossing your teeth, coupled with dental cleanings. However, if you have mild to moderate gum disease, conservative treatments may involve:

  • Deep dental cleaning: Through scaling, your dentist scrapes and removes plaque and tartar above and beneath your gum line. We then smoothen your tooth roots to prevent harmful bacteria from gathering again. Deep dental cleanings can be effective with one session, but severe infection may require several sessions.
  • Antibiotic therapy: Dr. James Moran may recommend oral and topical antibiotics to keep gum infections in check.
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Advanced periodontitis may require advanced treatments like laser surgery, bone, and soft tissue grafting to restore your dental health. Your dentist will advise you on the best treatment to help you regain your gum health.

Periodontal disease treatment for a healthy smile

Would you like to win the battle against gum disease in Fallbrook, CA? Please dial (760) 284-8477 to book an appointment with the James M. Moran DDS team for periodontal care.

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About Dr. Moran

James Moran, DDS is a USC School of Dentistry graduate and has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry in Fallbrook since 1984. He has a special interest in aesthetic dentistry and orthodontics and is a sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a part-time instructor with Mid-Continent Orthodontics. He is also past President of the Southwest Affiliate of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Moran is also a board member and Scholarship Committee Chairman of the Fallbrook Ag Boosters.

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