Maintaining optimal oral health extends beyond regular dental cleanings — it involves specialized care for your gums through periodontal treatment. At Mission Family Dentistry, we focus on preventing, diagnosing, and treating periodontal disease, which affects the gums and bone supporting your teeth. Addressing gum health is crucial not only for maintaining your overall dental health but also for ensuring the longevity of your teeth.

Periodontal care starts with a thorough assessment of your gum health. During your visit, Dr. Sean Odenwalder will carefully examine your gums for any signs of periodontal disease, such as redness, swelling, and bleeding. This assessment may also include measuring the pockets around your teeth to determine the extent of any gum detachment, and digital X-rays might be taken to evaluate the bone levels surrounding your teeth.

During Your Treatment

  • Deep cleaning procedures, including scaling and root planing, to remove plaque and tartar from below the gum line.
  • Education on proper oral hygiene techniques to maintain gum health and prevent further disease progression.
  • Regular monitoring and follow-ups to assess the health of your gums and make adjustments to your treatment plan as necessary.

Benefits of Regular Periodontal Care

  • Preventing the progression of gum disease.
  • Maintaining tooth stability and preventing tooth loss.
  • Reducing risks linked to health issues like heart disease and diabetes, which are associated with periodontal disease.
  • Improving overall oral hygiene and freshness of breath.

If you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease, or simply want to ensure your gums are as healthy as they can be, call us today at 760-439-5515 to schedule a periodontal evaluation in Oceanside, California. Our dedicated dentist and team are here to provide you with expert care and guidance, ensuring your smile stays healthy and vibrant for years to come.