Your overall health is important to us and that’s why we take your gum health seriously. In the past years, gum disease has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, infertility and premature birth.

Recently, studies have also shown that there is also a direct correlation between gum disease and pancreatic cancer. Your mouth is the window to the rest of your body and by helping you achieve great oral health, we are also helping you achieve better overall health.

At Thousand Oaks Dental we offer complete periodontal care and treat all gum related health issues. Some of the most common types of gum related issues include:

Gum Infection Treatment

At your free consultation, we’ll identify any gum infection related issues, and discuss your treatment options, costs, and can proceed immediately or schedule an appointment with you for future treatment at that time.

Periodontal Maintenance

At your free consultation, we’ll identify any periodontal issues, discuss your concerns and goals, your treatment options, costs, and can proceed immediately or schedule an appointment with you for future treatment at that time.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a chronic infection and is currently the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. Periodontal disease has two stages. The early stage, gingivitis, is reversible and easily treated, the advanced stage, periodontitis, is irreversible, contagious, and difficult to treat.

Gingivitis

Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums caused by harmful bacteria found on plaque and tartar that are not removed from the teeth. If you have gingivitis, your gums will be swollen, red and bleed easily. Gingivitis is reversible with proper brushing, flossing and regular cleaning by a dental professional.

Periodontitis

Periodontitis occurs if gingivitis is not treated and the body’s natural response and bacteria cause deterioration of the connective tissue surrounding the teeth. If the plaque is not removed, the gums will pull away, creating infected pockets, and ultimately loose teeth. The progression of gum disease can be halted and maintained by gum infection treatment and periodic periodontal maintenance procedures that are usually done every three months.

Scaling or Root Planing

At your free consultation, we’ll identify whether scaling or root planing can improve your oral health issues, discuss your concerns and goals, your treatment options, costs, and can proceed immediately or schedule an appointment with you for future treatment at that time.