Los Banos, CA patients can obtain periodontal treatment

Periodontal disease is an infection that starts in the soft tissues of the smile and can spread throughout the mouth. When bacteria are present and aren’t treated, they can rest in the pockets that form between the teeth and gums. That worsens the condition if patients do not get a proper diagnosis of periodontal disease and undergo treatment. At Artistry in Smiles, the practice of Dr. Benjamin J. Seaton in Los Banos, California, patients concerned about this infection can get a thorough evaluation completed to obtain a diagnosis and speak to a professional about effective treatment. Without treatment, patients will experience losing many smile elements, including gum tissue, bone of the jaw, and teeth.

What are the symptoms and signs of periodontal disease?

Common signs and symptoms of periodontal disease include:

  • Red, swollen gums
  • Receding gum tissues
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Loose or lost teeth
  • Bleeding when brushing or flossing
  • Tenderness of the gums
  • Pus around teeth and gums

What type of treatment is recommended for patients with periodontal disease?

At Artistry in Smiles, patients can undergo periodontal laser treatment. That is the use of laser light to fight bacteria present in the mouth to help in bringing the smile back to health. Periodontal disease treatment is strongly encouraged as soon as symptoms are seen to keep the condition from worsening. Without treatment, patients with periodontal disease face the risk of losing soft tissues, bone, and even natural teeth. That makes early detection and treatment critical for a healthy smile.

Do I need periodontal laser treatment?

The best way to determine if a patient will benefit from treatment is to get a proper diagnosis. With a definitive diagnosis of periodontal disease, patients will be able to speak to their dentist about the most appropriate treatment based on the stage and severity. With the help of a dentist, patients can address the infection and control the problem.

Are you interested in periodontal laser treatment for gum disease?Connect with Artistry in Smiles of Los Banos, CA, to discuss your needs. The office is located at 816 Second Street and accepts new patients from Los Banos CA and the nearby communities of Santa Nella, Dos Palos, Gustine, Newman and Hilmar.  Call for an appointment at (209) 812-0041.