Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a common condition that affects the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. It’s caused by bacteria that build up on teeth and gums, forming a sticky film called plaque. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss and other serious health problems.
At Hon Van Cao, DDS in Riverside, CA, we understand the importance of preventing and treating periodontal disease. Our team of experienced dental professionals can help you maintain healthy gums and teeth with personalized treatment plans.
Benefits of Periodontal Treatment
Treating periodontal disease offers several benefits for your oral and overall health, including:
- Improved oral health: By removing plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth and gums, you can improve the health of your mouth and prevent further damage.
- Prevent tooth loss: Advanced stages of periodontal disease can cause damage to the tissues and bone that support your teeth, which can eventually lead to tooth loss.
- Better overall health: Periodontal disease has been linked to several serious health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. By treating the disease, you can improve your overall health and reduce your risk of these complications.
Why Choose Hon Van Cao, DDS for Treatment?
At Hon Van Cao, DDS, we use the latest techniques and technologies to diagnose and treat periodontal disease. Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate care and personalized treatment plans to help you achieve optimal oral health.
Frequently Asked Questions About Periodontics
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about periodontal disease:
What are the early signs of periodontal disease?
The early signs of periodontal disease include red, swollen, or bleeding gums, bad breath, and changes in the way your teeth fit together.
Can periodontal disease be cured?
While there is no cure for periodontal disease, it can be treated and managed with proper oral hygiene and professional dental care.
What happens if periodontal disease is left untreated?
If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss, bone and tissue damage, and other serious health complications.
How can I prevent periodontal disease?
Good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist regularly for cleanings and check-ups, can help prevent periodontal disease.
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