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Gum Disease Treatment

I Need to Find a Dentist in Orange County That I Can Trust

Regular dental checkups are very important for maintaining optimal oral health and a great looking smile.

 

As your general dentist, our board certified team at South Coast Metro Center for Dentistry & Implants will work with you to develop a customized dental hygiene plan that incorporates dental examination, tooth cleaning, possible tooth scaling, X-ray and use of other diagnostic equipment to prevent, uncover or treat problems as early as possible.

 

As dentists, we hold a position of trust with our patients and abide by our industry's professional code of ethicsMost importantly, we're advocates for our patients. Your comfort and needs are first and foremost to us.

What to expect at a checkup:

  • Full Examination - assess overall oral health of teeth and gums

  • Professional Cleaning - conducted by hygienists to remove any plaque and tartar that has build up on surface of teeth and gum line

  • Professional Polish - conducted by hygienist to eliminate any surface stains 

  • Oral Cancer Screening - thorough exam of lips, tongue, face, gums, throat and other soft oral tissues

  • Digital X-Rays - imaging is shared with the patient and helps to detect tooth decay, periodontal gum disease, jawbone loss, cysts, developmental abnormalities and tumors that cannot be detected with only a visual dental examination

Our patients are our family. At South Coast Metro Center for Dentistry & Implants, family consists of the people who care and respect you, and the people you can confide in and trust. And that's what we do for our patient family, we work to protect your needs because we want you to "Find Your Smile and Brighten Your World".

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Did You Know that Half of the Adult Population Has Gum Disease?

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Scaling and Root Planing

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Laser Treatment

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Bone Grafting

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Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation

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Periodontitis or gum disease is a condition that affects nearly half of all adults, and it can eventually lead to tooth loss if left untreated.

I don't know if I have gum inflammation or gum disease, how can I tell?

 

The term Gingivitis (gum inflammation) usually precedes periodontitis (gum disease). However, it is important to know that not all gingivitis progresses to periodontitis. In the early stage of gingivitis, bacteria in plaque builds up, causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed during tooth brushing. The only way to know for sure is to have a thorough exam by our board certified team at South Coast Metro Center for Dentistry & Implants.

So if the problem continues, your gums will begin to retract and pull away from the teeth creating voids known as periodontal pockets, as shown in the diagram on the left. These pockets become a prime breeding ground for oral bacteria and unwanted build-up. If the pockets reach deeper the condition will eventually reach the jawbone and connective tissue of the teeth causing tooth loss. We offer treatment methods for every stage of gum disease:

  • Scaling and Root Planing

  • Gum Graft Surgery

  • Dental Crown Lengthening

  • Gingivectomy

  • Root Surface Debridement

  • Laser Treatment

  • Pocket Reduction

  • Osseous Surgery

  • Ridge Augmentation

  • Ridge Preservation

  • Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation

  • Sinus Lift

  • Bone Grafting

 

Gum disease is a very serious problem, and we encourage you to seek treatment. A visit to South Coast Metro Center for Dentistry & Implants will allow our board certified team of experts to properly determine if you are suffering from this issue. Call us 714.942.2447 or schedule an appointment. Because it's important to us for you to "Find Your Smile and Brighten Your World".

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