Gum Disease

Gum Disease

Gum Disease

Pain-Free Gingivitis Treatment Riverside, CA

Painlessly Treat Your Gingivitis in Riverside, CA

Gum Disease, Riverside, California

Have you ever looked back at your toothbrush when brushing your teeth and seen the bristles stained pink or you finished flossing only to see blood on your floss? These are the first signs of developing gingivitis, the first stage of periodontal (gum) disease. At Gold Coast Dental Riverside, our caring and skilled periodontists stop at nothing to give you the expert gum disease treatment you deserve.

What is gum disease? Gum disease is an infection or inflammation of the gums caused by the accumulation of bacteria, plaque, and hardened tartar below the gum line. Signs of gum disease include: gums that bleed easily when brushing or flossing teeth, red, swollen, and tender gums, gum pain when chewing, sensitivity to extreme temperatures, receding gum line, chronic bad breath and bad taste in your mouth, pockets deepening between your teeth and gums, changes in the natural fit of your bite, pus around and between your teeth, loose or shifting teeth.

When you first begin experiencing any of these signs of gingivitis or gum disease, you should come see our expert periodontists for a stress-free and thorough assessment. We’re comprehensive in our exams, and we always do our best to ensure you receive the right treatment option for you. While gingivitis can often be treated with a simple and consistent dental hygiene routine, professional treatment may be needed with later gum disease stages. Don’t deal with bloody or painful, swollen gums any longer and get the gingivitis and gum disease treatment you need at Gold Coast Dental Riverside. Call our dental office at (951) 494-2902 today to schedule a consultation with our talented periodontal staff.



Gum Disease Stages

The earlier you come into our Riverside office for treatment for your periodontal disease, the better it is for your smile



Gingivitis

Gingivitis

The earliest stage of gum disease is gingivitis, and it is most easily identifiable for causing bleeding while brushing or flossing. The inflammation and infection haven’t yet begun to cause irreparable damage to the gums, and your gum disease can be reversed. Gingivitis treatment is simple and can be completed at home through proper dental hygiene.

Periodontitis

Periodontitis

Once gingivitis progresses into periodontitis, it can’t be cured, only managed. Your painful, swollen gums begin to pull away from the teeth, creating deepening pockets that make it easier for food, plaque, and bacteria to become trapped beneath your gums. The gums begin to recede, and you may experience slight bone loss.

Advanced Periodontitis

Advanced Periodontitis

In the final stage of gum disease, the pockets between your gums and teeth deepen, and your gums recede further as they are destroyed. Bone loss continues, and your teeth loosen and begin to shift. Eventually, your teeth will be in danger of falling out, and extraction may be needed to save the rest of your smile from further pain and infection.



Deep Cleaning

Gold Coast Dental Riverside can help you get your periodontal health back on track with an expert deep cleaning

At our Riverside dental office, we offer our patients gentle and painless deep cleanings to help treat their early periodontitis. A deep cleaning is a painless procedure to completely rid your teeth of plaque and bacteria buildup on your teeth all the way down to the root. Without that buildup, your gums have the chance to heal from their infection and inflammation, and they can begin to reattach to your teeth. To ensure we never miss a nook or cranny when it comes to your dental health, your deep cleaning may take multiple visits to our

office to complete if your periodontal disease is severe. We want to make it as difficult as possible for plaque and bacteria to reaccumulate below your gums, and our thorough care ensures this. Unlike a standard dental cleaning, a deep cleaning goes below the gum line to scrape your teeth clean of any hardened plaque, bacteria, and tartar. We understand that your gums may be tender or painful from your gum disease, our periodontists use strong local anesthetic to keep your gums completely numb and discomfort-free.

We’re Here For Your Periodontal Needs

Count on us to take care of all of your gingivitis and gum disease needs with gentle hands and a patient smile

Here at Gold Coast Dental Riverside, our periodontists do everything we can to ensure you get the amazing and responsive gum disease treatment you need. We care about you and your smile, and we take pride in giving you a stress-free and comfortable experience, no matter which procedure you receive. Our staff is extra gentle with your gums and teeth, and we use the most up-to-date techniques and technology to guarantee you receive high-quality dental care.



Further Gum Disease Treatment

Our periodontists ensure you can receive the dental care you need to treat your gum disease

As your periodontal disease progresses, a simple deep cleaning may no longer be enough to manage your gum infection. At this point, more intensive gum disease treatment is necessary to treat your worsening gum disease symptoms. Some procedures we may recommend at Gold Coast Dental Riverside include: Gum flap surgery When deep pockets begin to develop between your teeth and gums, food and bacteria can easily become caught and worsen your periodontal disease. When this happens frequently, a gum flap surgery may be needed to reduce the

size of the pockets. The gums are lifted so your periodontist can thoroughly clean your tooth of tartar down to the root. When your gums are put back in place, they’re made tighter and snugger to make it easier to keep your smile healthy. Gum graft surgery As your gums begin to recede, your tooth might start to become unrooted and begin to loosen from their proper positions. A gum graft can be used to replace the missing gum tissue to more solidly hold your teeth in place as well as restore the natural, more healthy look of your smile.

Tooth extraction Sometimes your gum disease may progress past the point of no return where there isn’t enough bone or gum tissue to support your teeth. Dental extraction may be recommended to cleanly and painlessly remove these teeth. Do you need to schedule a gum disease assessment and consultation?

Call us at (951) 494-2902 to speak to our expert dental staff today.



  • What is the main cause of gingivitis?

    The #1 cause of gingivitis is the buildup of plaque from poor oral hygiene. It’s not enough to brush your teeth in the mornings and at night. Many patients develop gingivitis because they don’t floss once a day to remove all of the plaque, bacteria, and tartar trapped in those hard to reach areas between their teeth.

  • Does gingivitis go away?

    Gingivitis can go away through consistent and persistent dental hygiene habits. By brushing twice and flossing your teeth once a day, you can remove the plaque under your gums in as little as 2 weeks. Once gingivitis progresses to periodontitis, however, your gum disease can no longer be self-treated and must instead be seen by one of our periodontal staff.

  • Is it painful to get a deep cleaning at the dentist?

    Our Riverside periodontists ensure you never experience any pain or discomfort during your deep cleaning. Although we’ll be going a bit deeper down than you’re used to with a typical dental cleaning, we’re extremely gentle with your teeth and gums. We also use local anesthetic to ensure you don’t feel a thing as we work.

  • Do gums reattach after deep cleaning?

    One of the main reasons to get a deep cleaning is to help your gums reattach to your teeth as your periodontal disease worsens. A deep cleaning scrapes away plaque and tartar beneath your gums and smooths your tooth down to the root to make it easier for your gums to heal and reattach.

  • Why would you need gum surgery?

    One of the major problems with periodontal disease is that it directly attacks your gums, and it can even destroy them so that they can no longer support your teeth. Gum surgery is used by our periodontists and oral surgeons to repair the damaged tissues or make it easier for them to hold your teeth in place.

  • What can gum disease lead to?

    Gum disease doesn’t just lead to eventual tooth loss if left untreated. Your oral health can have significant effects on your overall health, too. Gum disease has been linked to higher risks of stroke, heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, dementia, and pregnancy complications.

 


Contact

Our Office Hours

Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat 7am - 7pm

Schedule an Appointment Online

or call: (951) 494-2902

Our Address

4595 La Sierra Avenue
Riverside, CA 92505