Nicole E Pagonis DDS
Dentistry in Los Gatos, CA

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is a severe condition that means inflammation and infections in the periodontal ligaments and structures that support your teeth. Fortunately, our dentist—the best dentist in Los Gatos, CA—can treat your gum disease and restore you to better oral health.

What Is Gum Disease?

Periodontal disease, commonly called gum disease, is preventable. However, if you do develop the condition, treatment is crucial. Without treatment, you risk:

  • Heart health complications
  • Lung related complications
  • Low infant birth weight

Gum disease has also been linked in studies to specific types of dementia and rheumatoid arthritis.

Periodontal Disease Prevention

Preventing periodontal disease means visiting your dentist regularly for exams and teeth cleanings and brushing and flossing at least twice daily.

If you smoke, we recommend quitting. Tobacco can contribute to gum disease risks and deter treatment if you are diagnosed.

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal treatment involves specialized teeth cleanings in our dental office. This means below the gumline. Other treatments include planing and scaling to help your gums better adhere to your teeth, promoting healing.

Your dentist may also recommend a more specific at-home routine for brushing, flossing, and rinsing.

Contact Us for Periodontal Treatment in Los Gatos, CA

We offer gentle but effective periodontal treatment in our dental office. Give us a call today to arrange an evaluation.

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