Periodontal (Gum) Disease Prevention Carson CA

Periodontal (Gum) Disease Prevention

Periodontal Disease Prevention Carson, CA

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can be quite serious if it's left untreated. Fortunately, at Care Dental Center in Carson, we are experts in preventing and treating periodontal disease.

Can Periodontal Disease Be Prevented?

Yes and no. Periodontal disease can be prevented up to a point. However, once you get into full-blown periodontal disease, it's not so much a question of prevention, but of treatment and mitigation. For this reason, it is important to do your best to prevent periodontal disease before it gets into the later stages. This is the best way to prevent periodontal problems.

What Should I Do If I Have Periodontal Disease?

If for some reason you have developed periodontal disease, you should not give up. You can still use preventative treatments to help roll back some of the progression of the disease and keep it from getting worse. Come visit us at Care Dental Center in Carson for a full treatment plan.

How Do You Prevent Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease can be prevented by many of the practices that we recommend as part of your good oral hygiene routine. This includes regular brushing and flossing, as well as regular visits to our dental office in Carson, CA. The most important preventative treatment for periodontal disease is professional teeth cleaning.

Periodontal (Gum) Disease Prevention Carson CA
Periodontal (Gum) Disease Prevention in Carson CA

What Is a Professional Teeth Cleaning and Why Does It Help Prevent Periodontal Disease?

Professional teeth cleaning is when you come to our dental office in Carson to have a qualified dental hygienist clean your teeth on a deep level. This cleaning should happen at least twice a year, possibly more depending on the status of your oral health.

The dental hygienist will use a small metal tool to gently scrape tartar and plaque buildup from the teeth. This is to remove the “food” for the bad bacteria that cause periodontal disease. This is plaque and tartar that you will not be able to remove at home with your normal toothbrush and floss. It simply builds up overtime, so the best way to get rid of it is to come see us in Carson and have our dental hygienist remove it for you safely and effectively. The dental hygienist will also floss your teeth at the end of the cleaning, and we’ll rinse your mouth out with an antimicrobial mouthwash.

What Types of Teeth Cleaning Do You Offer?

We have two types of routine teeth cleaning that we offer at Care Dental Center in Carson. The first is a regular teeth cleaning. This is for patients who do not currently have periodontal disease. This is what you usually undergo when you come to the dental office for your yearly checkup and half-year follow up.

The second type of professional routine tooth cleaning, a routine periodontal cleaning, is similar to the regular teeth cleaning, but it is more involved because it is designed to get a bit deeper under the gum line for those who are already exhibiting signs of periodontal disease such as gingivitis or full-blown periodontitis.

What Can I Do at Home to Prevent Periodontal Disease?

At home you should brush at least twice a day and floss daily to prevent periodontal disease. The other thing that you can do at home is use a quality mouthwash or mouth rinse, which could include a special periodontal mouthwash designed to work with gum disease. You can also use an antimicrobial mouthwash such as those that contain alcohol, however, some don't recommend alcohol because it can be drying. A diluted solution of hydrogen peroxide may also be used to rinse the teeth.

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What Do Professional Teeth Cleanings Cost?

Professional teeth cleanings run from around $75 to $150, but they are often covered by your dental insurance. Periodontal routine cleanings cost more as they are more involved. Contact our office if you have questions.

Keep Your Smile Beautiful!

Keep periodontal disease at bay by visiting us regularly at Care Dental Center in Carson. Contact us today at (310) 626-0004 to schedule an appointment.


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