Don’t Let Gum Disease Steal Your Smile! James M. Moran, DDS Offers Gentle and Effective Periodontal Therapies  

Have you noticed blood spots in the sink while brushing your teeth? You probably haven’t paid too much attention to it, and this could be a start of a flurry of oral health issues. Healthy tissues don’t bleed. If you bleed when flossing or brushing, your gum tissue is infected, and the blood is the messenger. So, why would you be rattled by an infection anywhere in your body but not your mouth? It doesn’t make sense. You should take mouth infection seriously if you value total body health. 

Reverse Gum Disease in Fallbrook CA area

Do you suspect you have gum disease in Fallbrook, California? Don’t play the “wait and see” game because the infection will soon spread to your tooth-supporting structures, causing tooth loss. Instead, book an appointment with James M. Moran, DDS, for precise periodontal treatment.

How Gum Disease Develops

Gingivitis, the early form of gum disease, forms when food debris, saliva, and bacteria mix to create plaque on the surface of the teeth. If plaque isn’t removed, it mineralizes to form tartar or calculus, which only professional cleaning can eliminate.

Both plaque and tartar contain harmful bacteria that inflame the gums if not removed. The early symptoms of gum disease include gum swelling and bleeding, but if treatment is not sought, the infection spreads to the bone structures, leading to periodontitis.

Periodontal Disease, Before and After

Treating Gum Disease

The early form of gum disease is reversible since the infection is only within the soft tissues. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and dental cleaning are sure tactics to reverse gingivitis. For mild to moderate gum disease, we use scaling and root planing to remove tartar and plaque beneath the gum line and on the tooth’s surface. These therapies remove harmful bacteria and encourage gums to reattach to the gums.

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Severe gum disease may warrant treatments like:

  • Laser therapy — it’s a minimally invasive treatment used to remove diseased tissue. The precision of the laser helps target only the infected tissue while leaving the healthy tissue intact.
  • Bone grafting — where your tooth-supporting bone is compromised, we harvest healthy bone elsewhere in your body to encourage regrowth of the jawbone.
  • Gum pockets treatment — if you have severe periodontal pockets, we recommend flap surgery to restore your oral health.

Battling gum disease in Fallbrook, California? Please book an appointment with James M. Moran, DDS, while you still have time. Dial (760) 284-8477 to book an appointment with Dr. James Moran for gentle yet effective periodontal treatment.

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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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