It is estimated that gum disease affects over 60% of adults.At Jennifer Lopez DMD, we strive to provide you with the best gum disease therapy, so you can smile brighter again!
Gum disease is an infection of the gums that develops due to an accumulation of plaque on the teeth and along the gum line. Plaque is a film of buildup of untreated bacteria, that turns into a white and sticky substance. Over time, this buildup hardens into a rock -solid material known as Calculus. Calculus produces inflammation and bleeding which in turn causes bone loss. In addition, this bacteria travels to other parts of body via your bloodstream affecting different organs in your body such as your heart.
In order to remove plaque, we will perform scaling and root planning accordingly. This involves using a scaling instrument to remove plaque along the teeth and your gums. Antibiotic medication may also be used to soak deep into the gums and restore healthy gum tissue with the proper nutrients. There are surgical therapy avenues such as:
As your leading gum disease experts, we take the utmost care and comfort with every appointment. We love your smile, and we want you to love it too. Contact us today to get started!
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