Periodontal disease affects men, women, and children of all ages. It’s caused almost exclusively by poor dental hygiene, and it is the number one reason for tooth loss.
It is our goal to help you prevent and reduce periodontal disease both in the office and at home. Periodontal disease is preventable, and Dr. Cureton and his entire team would love to make sure that your gums and bone are as healthy as possible. Call us today at (831) 449-8363 to schedule an assessment.
What is Periodontal Disease and Why is It Important?
When we think about dentistry, we usually think about our teeth. But the truth is that it’s the area around the teeth that often has the greatest impact on whether our teeth are damaged, decay, or fall out. This area around the teeth, which includes the gum and bone, is known as the “periodontal” area.
It is this area that often gets diseased from a poor diet and problems with oral hygiene. Bacteria and debris turns into a sticky substance, called plaque, which eventually leads to tarter, which eventually starts to eat away at the gums and bone. It is that damage that makes your teeth most at risk for:
- Tooth Loss
- Bad Breath
- Loose or Relocated Teeth
- Bleeding Gums
You may also be more likely to develop cavities, as the bacteria and plaque eat away at the teeth. Periodontal disease is common and treatable. But in order to treat it, you will need to make sure you see a dentist that has the technology and talent necessary to prevent and reverse gum disease.
Why Choose Dr. Cureton?
Dr. Cureton’s vast experience diagnosing and treating gum disease, along with his talented team of hygienists and dental assistants, are here to make sure that your gums are in the best shape possible. If we notice the signs of periodontal disease, we’ll start taking steps right away to eliminate bacteria and plaque, improve gum health, and address any ongoing concerns to keep your mouth as healthy as possible.
Our office has been the leading choice in Salinas dentistry for over 30 years, and our patients will vouch for their healthy teeth and gums. For more information, contact Dr. Cureton today.