Gum disease, or periodontal disease, occurs when the bacteria in plaque infect the tissues that surround the teeth. The disease is progressive and starts as minor gum inflammation known as gingivitis. If left untreated, it advances into periodontitis, resulting in the disintegration of the bone structure and connective tissue that support the teeth. Not only is it the most common cause of tooth loss in adults, some studies have also suggested that gum disease is linked to other health issues like stroke and diabetes. Unfortunately, many people are completely unaware they have it, which really highlights the importance of regular checkups.
Gutierrez and the MDCS team are experienced in preventing, diagnosing and treating gum disease to help you maintain a healthy smile. We educate our patients on how to care for their gums at home and encourage regular visits so we can catch the disease early, while it’s still reversible. When gum disease is in a later stage, we aim to stop its progression and minimize damage. We offer deep cleanings to eliminate harmful plaque and buildup and we use state-of-the-art technology, like lasers, for a painless but highly effective approach to controlling periodontal disease.
Our knowledgeable, compassionate team can remove bacteria and plaque from under the gum line to reverse infection and prevent further damage.
As experts in occlusal disease, we can balance your bite and stop the condition’s destructive impact on your gums, teeth and bone.
Protect your dental health by giving your gums the expert care they deserve.