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Periodontal Therapy for Carlsbad, CA Residents

Periodontal disease, more commonly referred to as gum disease, is one of the most common oral and overall health issues that affects US adults. In fact, studies show that more than half of patients over the age of thirty experience some level of periodontal disease, whether it’s the mild form (gingivitis) or the more advanced form (periodontitis). Additionally, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among patients over the age of 35. That’s why at Polished General Dentistry, we include periodontal charting as part of every six month checkup.

In many cases, periodontal disease goes undiagnosed. We encourage patients to contact our team to find out more or schedule an appointment if you experience any of the following warning signs of gum disease:

If we diagnose patients with gum disease, Dr. Shelton offers a variety of periodontal therapies to renew oral health and prevent any additional damage. During the earliest form (gingivitis), we may be able to undo any damage with more frequent professional cleanings and improved at-home hygiene. As gingivitis progresses into the more severe periodontitis, we may need to provide more advanced treatments such as scaling and root planing. Scaling is the systematic removal of plaque, tartar, and damaged tissues, while root planing is the smoothing of tooth roots to prevent further buildup. We may also incorporate the use of topical antibiotics to prevent the recurrence of gum disease.

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