February 8, 2017
You’ve just found out you have Periodontal Disease. Now What?
Don’t worry! The most important thing is knowing about your condition and having a knowledgeable and experienced dental team to get your gums back to optimal health! The Advanced Dental Care team in Costa Mesa, CA has the solutions for you!
Periodontal Disease is an active bacterial infection of the gum tissue in our mouth. Once bacteria has burrowed in between our gum tissue and teeth it begins to flourish. This bacteria inflames our gums and eats away at the bone holding our teeth in place. No good! Left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to more systemic inflammation, infections, and eventual tooth loss. At Advanced Dental Care, we provide same day diagnosis and treatment of Periodontal Disease. This may include a combination of Scaling and Root Planing (SRP), Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR), and Oral Irrigation.
You may have not heard of Scaling and Root Planing (SRP), sometimes called a “deep cleaning”. You are not alone! RDH Misty Rey answers all of your questions about Scaling and Root Planing. (more…)
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Treating Your Periodontal Disease
February 3, 2016
Advanced Dental Care is partnering with the American Heart Association this February to celebrate National Heart Month!
All month long we will be bringing awareness of heart health and the link to your oral health. Maintaining good oral health can directly affect your heart health and vice versa. Sometimes we see that if a patient presents with active periodontal disease, they also have been diagnosed with high blood pressure or another heart disease. This is because the body is a system, and every subsystem is interconnected.
One of the main indicators of our oral and overall health is our gums. Regular exams by your dentist and hygienist can help detect abnormalities early on. Periodontal disease, for example, progresses in stages and when caught early can be treated more easily.
When bacteria builds up on teeth and migrates below the gum line, the bacteria can irritate the gums causing early stage periodontal disease. When left untreated by a dental professional, the disease can quickly and easily progress to more advanced stages creating pockets. Pockets above 3mm in depth are cause for concern. Like all dental disorders, the sooner the condition can be treated, the better case for successful recovery.
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National Heart Health Month