Periodontal Disease Treatment Options
Offered by the Best Dentists in the Inland Empire
Visit Lakefront Family Dentistry for a Periodontal Disease Consultation
Recent studies show over 64.7 million adults, 30 years of age and older, have periodontitis, also known as gum disease. Dr. Mark Phillipe, DDS, and Dr. Hauser, DDS, are the top dentists in the Inland Empire with expert knowledge in periodontal treatment.
Here’s What You Can Expect at Lakefront Family Dentistry
if You Need Periodontal Disease Treatment and a Deep Cleaning
Our Registered Dental Hygienists are Friendly, Professional and Make Sure
You are Comfortable During Your Periodontal Treatment and Cleaning
Call (951) 244-9495 to schedule a consultation for a thorough exam and treatment. Your oral health can affect the entire body’s immune system.
Most of us are taught from a very young age about the importance of brushing your teeth every day. Still, nearly half of adults in the country need periodontal therapy to help alleviate the resulting damage of not taking care of our mouths properly. Lakefront Family Dentistry is fully committed to providing convenient, effective treatment options using innovative technological solutions.
What Causes Periodontal Infections?
Our mouths are the entryway to many things, including lots of bad bacteria. When combined with mucus and other particles that come through the mouth, bacteria turn into plaque on surface tooth enamel.
Left untreated, plaque hardens and turns into dense tartar, which can’t be removed by brushing alone. If not professionally removed by a registered dental hygienist, tooth plaque and tartar will lead to gingivitis, which is a mild form of the disease.
Common Warning Signs May Include:
- Red, swollen gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Bleeding after brushing or flossing
- Pain when chewing
- Sores or pus-filled bumps in the mouth
Tartar and bacteria that are not removed properly may result in periodontitis (an advanced stage requiring periodontal disease treatment), if left untreated. As bacteria spreads, it causes the gums to pull away from the teeth, allowing the infection to invade the surrounding bone and tissues that hold the teeth in place.
This Patient Requires Periodontal Therapy and is Currently Receiving Treatment
Without periodontal therapy, patients risk continued damage and deterioration of the mouth cavity, which sometimes results in a loose tooth that ultimately requires extraction. Lakefront Family Dentistry understands the damage that an infected mouth can cause. That’s why we take extra care and precaution, using the latest and most advanced technology to help diagnose and provide early stage treatment.
What Can I Do to Maintain My Family’s Healthy Mouth and Gums?
Fortunately, there are many things we can all do to have a healthier oral cavity and reduce the need for periodontal disease treatment. Most providers recommend their patients floss daily and brush two times a day. By doing this, you reduce the amount of bacteria and decrease the risk of plaque forming into hard tartar.
When visiting our dentist office, our experienced dentists will discuss specific recommendations to help promote good dental health for your family. We focus on preventive dentistry, and our staff has the skills and experience to recommend ways to improve your dental hygiene.
In our office, we carry a line of Sonicare electric toothbrushes for patient convenience and education. There are several models to choose from. The new DiamondClean model was shown in clinical studies to reduce plaque and gingivitis 2–4 times more than a manual toothbrush after just 4 weeks of use.
DiamondClean Sonicare Toothbrush
What Periodontal Disease Treatment Options Do I Have?
When visiting Lakefront Family Dentistry for a consultation and exam, Dr. Phillipe and his Registered Dental Hygienists will recommend and explain the benefits of treatment. Today’s technological advances have made several non-surgical treatment procedures available.
If You are in the Advanced Stage of Plaque Build Up, Gingivitis and Gum Disease, Our Dentists Might Recommend the Following:
Non-Surgical Treatment Options Include
- Professional teeth cleaning
- Scaling and root planing (deep cleaning)
- Antimicrobial treatment
Mild-to-moderate cases of periodontal disease can be controlled non-surgically. Our professional dental hygienists may be able to remove hard tartar by using professional teeth cleaning equipment.
Moderate cases of infection are often treated by using a deep cleaning technique called scaling and root planing. During this periodontal treatment procedure, we use special equipment to scale away the accumulated plaque and tartar. The rough spots on the tooth surface are smoothed to remove all infectious bacteria.
Follow-up care at home is absolutely essential in order to maintain a healthy oral state. We may also send you home with an antimicrobial mouthwash or other antibacterial medications and prescription toothpaste.
Lakefront Family Dentistry Provides Quality Dental Care You Deserve
Patients who trust their oral care to us receive unparalleled service, focusing on total patient comfort. Our state-of-the-art facility was designed your comfort in mind. We proudly house premium quality furniture and stylish décor intended to create a calm, inviting atmosphere for all who visit.
Lakefront Family Dentistry is one of the few dental facilities in Riverside County to invest in the latest, technologically advanced equipment. Dr. Phillipe and Dr. Hauser are fully qualified and well-experienced providers of same-day cosmetic restoration procedures.
Using the revolutionary CEREC system, our dentists use computer assisted software and manufacturing equipment to generate digital mouth impressions. The virtual images are used to help design perfect and flawless porcelain crowns, veneers and bridges…while the patient waits!
If You Need any Restorative Work, Dr. Phillipe and Dr. Hauser have been Using the Advanced CEREC System
for 15 Years, which Means You Can Get New Crowns or Veneers in Just One Visit.
Trust Lakefront Family Dentistry for your gingivitis and periodontal disease needs, as well as and many other advanced cosmetic restoration procedures. Please call (951) 244-9495 and schedule an appointment with the leading dentist in Riverside County, or make an appointment online with us today!