Our skilled dentist provides periodontics in Irvine, California, to fight gum disease and help you improve your oral health. Periodontics is one of the nine recognized fields of dental specialty and focuses on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the gums and soft tissues of the mouth.
Gum disease begins as an infection caused by harmful bacteria in the mouth. When these bacteria and plaque buildup on the teeth, they irritate and inflame the gum tissues, causing a mild inflammatory condition known as gingivitis. If untreated, this condition develops into a more severe form of the disease known as periodontitis. Gingivitis is usually characterized by gums that bleed easily and are red, tender and swollen. Periodontitis involves gum recession, tooth loss and bone loss.
There are a variety of treatments available to help combat gum disease and help return your smile to good health. These treatments include:
We invite you to contact QH Dental at 949-877-3993 to schedule an appointment with our dentist and learn more about periodontics. We also encourage you to keep all your regular dental appointments. By visiting our office for routine dental cleanings and exams, you reduce your likelihood of developing periodontal disease and allow us to monitor your oral health so that gum disease can be diagnosed and treated as early as possible.