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Treatment for Gum Disease and Decay

If you have gum disease, we can help treat you and then educate you to fight infection with great oral hygiene habits. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is an infection that affects your gums and surrounding soft tissue. It’s caused by bacteria that build up.

This affects millions of Americans every year. In fact, about 75% of people in the U.S. over the age of 35 years old have gingivitis which is a mild form of gum disease.

Gingivitis can lead to periodontitis if it gets worse. Periodontal disease is an inflammation of the gums. The infection usually starts in small gaps between your teeth and gums. It might look like insignificant swelling or bleeding.

Eventually, gum disease can cause decay on the bone around your mouth, teeth and jaws. Before you need surgery, your Willits dentists will help you to keep the infection from getting worse. When it’s left alone to ravage your mouth, the bacteria will lead to or accelerate the progress of gum disease.

At Willits Modern Dentistry, we take periodontal disease very seriously since it is linked to a number of complications and life-threatening diseases. From cancer to heart disease to diabetes and an increased risk of strokes, periodontal disease is nothing to take lightly.


We Can Treat Gum Disease

If you have inflamed or bleeding gums, let our dentists examine your teeth at Willits Modern Dentistry. If we see eroded bone around your mouth or abnormal pockets around the roots of your teeth, we’ll advise you with the best dental treatment for you.

This may include a deep cleaning or more complex dental treatment like dental implants to replace missing teeth. There are a number of ways to deal with gum disease and every situation is different.

You may need a procedure that removes tartar, plaque, and bacteria from the gum surrounding the root and helps regenerate healthy gum tissue.

At Willits Modern Dentistry, we use various technologies to ensure these dental treatments are completed as fast as possible in the most comfortable way for our patients. If you experience painful, swollen or bleeding gums, and live in the Willits, California area, contact our office for your dental exam.