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Skilled Gum Disease Treatment in La Mesa & Rancho San Diego

Gum disease can significantly impact not only your smile but also your overall quality of life. If you're suffering from gum disease, it can leave you with questions about what treatment options are available. At the dental office of Ben Mandel, DDS, we're here to answer your questions and provide skilled gum disease treatments that fit your individual needs in La Mesa.

No matter how severe your symptoms may be, our knowledgeable and experienced dental team works to minimize the effects of gum disease and help your smile get back on track to optimal health. Our practice also leverages cutting-edge technology to improve the efficiency of our treatments and speed up your recovery times. If you're ready to address your gum disease issues, call us today to schedule your next appointment with our skilled dental team!


What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease or periodontal disease is an infection of the tissue surrounding your teeth. Gum disease can lead to extensive tooth loss and jawbone deterioration when left untreated. In its earliest stage, gum disease is called gingivitis, which is generally characterized by inflammation around your gums. Gingivitis is easy to treat but can quickly progress if not addressed. Our dental team is focused on detecting the signs of gum disease in its earliest stages and eliminating it before it negatively impacts your smile and well-being.

5 Signs You Need Gum Disease Treatment

Various factors contribute to an individual developing gum disease, including age, tobacco use, and health conditions. If you are experiencing gum disease symptoms or believe you are at risk for developing it, there are various signs to watch for that can indicate its presence in your smile. Some of the most common signs of gum disease include:

  1. Puffy and swollen gums
  2. Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing your teeth
  3. Bad breath even after brushing your teeth
  4. Painful gum abscesses
  5. Increased sensitivity to hot or cold food and beverages

How We Approach Gum Disease Treatment

Over the years, we've streamlined our approach to addressing every level of gum disease. When you step through our doors, you can rest assured that our experienced dental team will leverage our extensive knowledge and dental acumen to prevent and minimize the impacts of gum disease on your smile.

When you visit our practice for the first time, we'll begin by conducting an extensive oral exam. Using technology like x-rays, we'll examine your teeth, gums, and jawbones to determine the extent of your gum disease and what forms of treatment would be best for you. We'll also take the time to explain your treatment plan so that you never feel like you're being left in the dark about our services.

One of the most common forms of treatment we offer is scaling and root planing. This two-part procedure is a non-surgical method of removing bacteria and plaque from below your gum line. Once we've removed the plaque, our team will then smooth the surface of your teeth to help your gums attach to your teeth and prevent future gum disease. Also, depending on the severity of your gum disease, we may recommend a round of antibiotics to control the infection before we begin our work.

Leveraging State-of-the-Art Technology

At the dental office of Ben Mandel, DDS, we genuinely care about integrating innovative technology into our treatments to improve your overall experience. In combination with other forms of gum disease treatment, we use advanced laser therapies target infected areas in your gums with precision, while minimizing impacts on your healthy gum tissue. In addition, laser therapy generally doesn't require stitches, which can improve healing times and help your smile get back to optimal health fast.

Gum Disease FAQs

Gum disease treatment can be unfamiliar and intimidating for some patients. That's why our dental team is here to answer your questions. Some of the most frequently asked questions about how we treat periodontal disease include the following:

Is gingivitis reversible?
Gingivitis is the only stage of gum disease that's reversible. Although our dental team can address gingivitis, we work with a periodontist to provide you with treatment for more advanced stages of gum disease like periodontitis.

How can I prevent gum disease?
The best way to prevent gum disease is with proper oral hygiene. We recommend that you brush and floss your teeth twice a day while also visiting our office for regular checkups.

Is scaling and root planing painful?
It's normal to feel some discomfort during scaling and root planing. However, the treatment is minimally invasive, and you can expect discomfort to disappear soon after it's completed.

Your Office for Gum Infection Treatment in La Mesa

At the dental office of Ben Mandel, DDS, we're passionate about treating gum disease, no matter how severe it may be. Our practice leverages technology and skill to improve the efficiency of our care while also making the recovery process easier. Call us today to schedule your next appointment and get the La Mesa gum disease treatment you need!



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