Maintaining healthy gums is vital to your oral and overall health. At the office of Dennis J. Hong DDS, we emphasize prevention, early detection and prompt care when it comes to protecting your smile from the consequences of gum disease. To help ensure ongoing periodontal health, we encourage you to contact our 95014 dentist to schedule comprehensive checkups and cleanings. Dr. Hong utilizes leading-edge technology and methods of care to prevent the onset as well as treat periodontal problems. Our top priority is helping you enjoy a lifetime of excellent oral health.
Despite the fact that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss amongst adults in the United States, our 95014 dentist can help to prevent periodontal problems with a comprehensive program of preventive care. Gum disease occurs when a sticky film called plaque gathers below the gum line, infecting and inflaming the tissues that support the teeth. By simply brushing and flossing daily as recommended and visiting our office for exams and periodic teeth cleanings, you can ward off the harmful effects of plaque buildup. If you notice bleeding when you brush, or have gums that appear swollen or red, it’s time to see your dentist. These signs are indicative of gingivitis, which is the first stage of gum disease. To treat gingivitis and restore your oral health, we may recommend a two-part periodontal treatment called scaling and root planing. This procedure involves removing any residual plaque deposits and tartar from underneath the gums and then smoothing the root surfaces of the teeth to prevent further buildup. With early intervention, gingivitis can be reversed before it progresses to a more advanced stage of gum disease.
At the office of Dennis J. Hong DDS, we provide precise, gentle care to keep your gums healthy. Our experienced 95014 dentist keeps you comfortable and informed throughout every visit. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.