Periodontal Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

The Importance of Maintaining Healthy Gums

Do your gums feel irritated or repeatedly bleed? If so, you may be suffering from a common infection called periodontal (gum) disease. This happens when the gums, teeth, and jaw become infected by harmful bacteria produced from plaque buildup.

Dr. Stockdale can help restore your oral health to its highest standard with periodontal care. Learn what causes gum disease and how our effective treatment options can help.

Causes, Symptoms, and Stages

Plaque often develops in hard-to-reach places where normal brushing and flossing simply can’t get the job done. That’s why, even with good oral hygiene, patients are still at risk for developing gum disease. Several reasons may increase your likelihood of periodontitis, such as:

  • Poor oral hygiene habits
  • Certain types of medication
  • Smoking or use of tobacco products
  • Defective dental restorations
  • Previous health conditions, like diabetes

Gum disease can develop into a more serious problem the longer you avoid professional treatment. There are three stages of gum disease ⎼ gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. Once your infection reaches the third, most advanced stage, the bone deteriorates and teeth become loose, eventually resulting in your tooth being extracted.

Notice Signs Before It’s Too Late

Recognizing early signs of gum disease will allow Dr. Stockdale to restore your oral health before it weakens. Common symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Red, Inflamed, or swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums while brushing or flossing
  • Receding gum line
  • Pockets between your teeth and gums
  • Changes in your bite
  • Persistent bad breath

How We Treat Gum Disease

Here at Renaissance Dental Care, we treat mild to moderate cases of gum disease with a minimally invasive procedure called scaling and root planing, or deep cleaning. It’s safe, effective, and can be completed in as little as one appointment.

Dr. Stockdale will remove all the plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) and bacteria from below the gum line, making sure to clean down to the bottom of the pocket. We’ll also smooth out the t roots of your teeth to help your gums reattach to them and prevent bacteria from reaching the disinfected area.

For patients with severe cases of gum disease, Dr. Stockdale may recommend taking additional measures to help restore your smile and prevent further damage. This may include different types of gum surgery, depending on the severity of your condition.

Frequently Asked Questions

Renaissance Dental Care

9080 Milliken Ave.
Suite 100
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Office Hours

8:30am – 5:00pm
8:30am – 3:00pm

Eliminate Your Risk for Gum Disease

Here at Renaissance Dental Care, your oral health and complete wellness are important to us. That’s why we go the extra mile to keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you’re at risk for gum disease, contact us at (909) 987-0040 to schedule an appointment with one of our Rancho Cucamonga hygienists. Let us help reduce your risk of gum disease.