What Is Periodontal Gum Treatment?

Periodontal gum disease is a disease in which the tissues of the gum are affected severely and in turn, the bones surrounding the gum are affected.  It is caused in the space between the gum and the root of the tooth called the pocket. The initial symptom of this kind of disease is the inflammation of the gum which is the primary thing our organs do when they are attacked by any kind of infection agent. Periodontal gum disease consists of three kinds, gingivitis, periodontists and advanced periodontists. When found at early stages, it is easy to heal gum disease through periodontal gum treatments.

What Causes Periodontal Gum Disease?

Periodontal gum disease is caused by many means but the main cause of the disease is the accumulation of bacterial plaque around the gum tissues which ultimately attacks the tissues and bones. Bacterial plaques are actually sticky films that are formed in the periodontal pocket when proper oral hygiene is not practiced or the oral hygiene has not been effective in removing the bacteria over the time and now it has turned into calculus (tartar).

What are the signs and symptoms?

There are millions of people who have periodontal gum disease. Quite frankly, this is because they don’t have the knowledge of its signs and symptoms, otherwise it could be treated in early stages and any severe disease can be prevented. Gum disease can be silent and until it reaches to its severity, therefore, it is necessary that you diagnose your oral health by a profession dentist regularly. The following are the symptoms and signs.

  • You would have bad breath and it will not disappear by itself
  • Gums will be swollen and it will be turned to red color
  • The gums will bleed and will feel mild pain
  • Chewing will be painful
  • Teeth will be loosening creating space between the teeth
  • Teeth will feel sensitivity to things and temperature
  • Mouth will experience more odor

Any of the above is the symptom of periodontal gum disease and you must schedule an appointment with the dentist as soon as possible. You can give us a call or schedule an appointment online. We are always here to serve you and we feel pride in that.

How does this periodontal gum disease saga start?

As mentioned above there are three stages of periodontal gum disease and if you fail in treating it at the first stage it would lead to the second and then ultimately to the third.

  1. Gingivitis

This is the first stage and it is mainly caused by the accumulation of the dental plaques. The longer dental plaques stay on your teeth and gums the more it would be risky.  The dental plaques will turn into tartars and tartars will yield bacteria by providing them lodge and they will attack the tissues of the gum and teeth. The gum will swell and it will turn to red color and bleeding will be observed during normal oral hygiene.  At this stage the gum treatment in Los Angeles is easy; you can reverse the disease by yourself by observing proper oral hygiene to your oral cavity or you can avail our services for doing so.

  1. Periodontitis

If it is not treated at the first stage then it would advance to the second stage i.e. periodontitis. At this stage pockets will be formed, the gums will pull away from the teeth creating more space for the bacteria. The body’s immune system will start fighting with the bacteria and in turn, the tissues of the bone which holds our teeth will be severely affected. If gum treatment is not practiced at the time it will lead to the third stage and the tissues of the teeth will be badly affected, teeth will loosen and have to remove ultimately.

Risk factor in the gum treatment

There are certain risks which can put the treatment in jeopardy, some are the risks over which we have complete control and some are those which are not in our control, we can’t do anything to deter them.

  • One of the main reasons of periodontitis is smoking. It is not only a risk factor for gum disease, but it can cause harm to many different parts of the body.
  • Hormonal changes are another risk factor associated with this problem. Mostly in women and girls during hormonal changes, the gums become more sensitive leading to chances of periodontal disease.
  • People who have diabetes are more prone to the periodontal diseases as well.
  • It has also been observed by research that people who have more stress are more prone to this.
  • Medication for any other disease can put your oral health at For example, if you are treating heart disease, there is a risk factor that it will affect the gum treatment. Medicines used for heart treatment affect the flow of saliva. The more flow of saliva there is, the more beneficial it is for oral health.
  • Diseases like AIDS and cancer can also have a detrimental effect on the health of the gums.
  • Genetic susceptibility is also a risk factor which can put gum health at stake.

How to care the periodontal gum treatment?

There are certain things you must practice once you have gone through periodontal gum treatments to ensure that you would retain healthy gums and sparkling teeth free of dental plaques and stains.  To avoid the periodontal disease reoccurring you must care about the oral hygiene otherwise, it is not guaranteed that once you have gone through the treatment bacteria will never dare to visit the oral cavity. Brushing your teeth regularly and rinsing the mouth with the antimicrobial product will help in managing the oral health. Stop such things which would affect the health immediately like smoking and pay attention to the instructions given by the dentist.                 

Soft tissue management

We at Los Angeles have formulated a program, Soft Tissue Management Program, and since inception, we are determined in giving the people periodontal health care tips and educate the people about the preventive measures of the disease.  The aim of the program is to provide people the services so that they can maintain a healthy gum, for this, we provide root planning (removal of dental plaques and tartar in office) and guidance about the oral health maintenance at home.

Exactly how does Soft Tissue Management work?

Gum treatment in Los Angeles has become convenient with the availability of the new services and we are striving for the best in the provision of the soft tissue management program for this. This program works in a systematic and collaborative way, for a successful end result, both are necessary.

  • The initial phase is of educating the patients about the periodontal diseases i.e. how does it attack; how long does it take to destroy the soft tissues, what are the preventive measures and many others.
  • The second phase is the treatment of the factors which has lead to the disease. For this, any measure could be taken depending on the severity of the disease i.e. surgical or non-surgical treatment etc.
  • The third phase is the control phase. Once the treatment has been done we will guide you regarding the preventive measures. In this phase, we will tell you about the, “Do’s and Don’ts”. If you have any questions regarding the periodontal health or you want to avail our services, you can schedule an appointment by online or you can make a call to us directly.

Larchmont Dental Associates – 581 N. Larchmont Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90004 (323) 465-2127