Gum Disease Treatment in San Francisco, CA 

Our dedicated team at UNO DENTAL primarily emphasizes preventive care to maintain the optimal health of your teeth and gums. Though the need for in-depth periodontal treatment varies among patients, we have state-of-the-art solutions ready.

We take pride in providing state-of-the-art gum disease and periodontal treatments in San Francisco, CA. Our team is dedicated to identifying potential gum issues early, using top technologies to the assess gum health during regular dental cleanings and thorough examinations. 

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease refers to bacterial accumulation and inflammation on the gum line. It can commonly develop from neglected oral care habits, infrequent dental visits, genetic predisposition, advanced age, or chronic illness. Leaving gum disease untreated escalates the risk of severe conditions like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and complications during pregnancy. At UNO DENTAL, our dentists take a holistic approach to promote the health of not just the gums, but the entire body! 

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum disease may not manifest noticeable symptoms initially. Hence, regular dental checkups at UNO DENTAL are crucial. If you are experiencing any of the enumerated symptoms, kindly schedule an urgent appointment:

  • Loose teeth
  • Pain in teeth or mouth
  • Receding, swollen gums
  • Painful gums
  • Bleeding during brushing and flossing
  • Mouth sores
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Pus between teeth
  • Ill-fitting dentures
  • Altered bite

Why Choose Periodontal Care at UNO DENTAL?

Periodontal disease, linked to cardiovascular diseases, stroke, diabetes, and potential pregnancy risks, often leads to tooth loss, which brings complications. Periodontal disease prevention primarily involves regular dental cleanings. During your consultation with Dr. Kandar, you will gain insights into home care routines for long-term teeth and gum care. 

If you notice any of the following symptoms, we recommend scheduling an appointment at our San Francisco dental office:

  • Bleeding during flossing or brushing
  • Looseness or increased space around teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Receding gumline
  • Redness or puffiness in gums
  • Discomfort

What Can I Expect During Periodontal Treatment?

During your regular preventive care appointments, your dentist may diagnose periodontal disease. The dentist uses a specialized probe to measure the gap between tooth and gum, an entirely painless process. If gaps deeper than three millimeters are found, potential decay might be the cause.

Periodontal disease in the initial stages can be controlled with professional cleanings and adaptations to home care routines. Advanced settings demand intensive cleaning techniques, such as scaling and root planing. Coupling this with optimal home care prevents further decay. 

How Can I Get the Best Results From My Periodontal Treatment?

To maintain excellent periodontal health, our skilled dentists recommend: 

  • Gently brush your teeth twice daily using a soft-bristle brush, warm water, and sugar-free toothpaste.
  • Make sure to floss at least once a day.
  • Limit consumption of sugary food and drinks, and remember to rinse afterward.
  • Get your teeth professionally cleaned every six months.

Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)

Scaling and root planing (SRP) are standard procedures for mitigating gingivitis via deep cleaning under the gum line and smoothing the tooth surface. SRP removes plaque, harmful bacteria, and acid buildup causing gum inflammation, fostering healthier teeth, gums, and oral health.

Laser Gum Treatments

Our San Francisco dentists use the latest soft tissue lasers to treat gum disease signs. This technology provides enhanced precision and control and is preferred over traditional surgical methods for less pain and quicker recovery.

Schedule your Periodontal Consultation

At UNO DENTAL, we are dedicated to helping you navigate your oral health journey. You'll learn about maintaining oral hygiene in a luxurious, non-judgmental environment during your visit. Prioritize your oral health alongside your overall well-being, and contact UNO DENTAL today

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