Gum Therapy

Gum Therapy

Gum therapy is an effective method of treating patients with gum diseases. Gum therapy is also known as Scaling or Root Planning. Treating gum disease is vital to ensure overall health. Studies have helped us to understand that patients with poor oral health are more susceptible to heart diseases and stand at a higher risk of developing diabetes. Lack of gum care can lead to severe dental diseases.

The onset of gum disease and its aftermath

Gum disease is otherwise known as periodontal disease. It sets out as Gingivitis, a condition which includes the severe inflammation of the gums, where they turn slightly red with mild bleeding and a bad breath. When the condition is left untreated, gingivitis ultimately turns into periodontal disease. As time passes, this inflammation will severely infect the gums and the surrounding bones of teeth. As gums detach from the bones, the spaces between them tend to get infected, leading to a severe dental dilemma that will be hard to deal with.

What are the symptoms of periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is a serious condition of the gums and the surrounding teeth that occurs due to the accumulation of plaque and bacteria. If treatment isn't considered during the early stages, the disease can lead to other health problems such as cardiovascular disorder and diabetes.
Here are some of the early signs of the disease that will help us to identify it:
  • Gums that are swollen.
  • Bleeding while brushing the teeth.
  • Unpleasant smell from the mouth.
  • Development of pus between the teeth and gums.
  • Loose gums.

How can gum therapy help to treat periodontal diseases?

Infection of the gums can be treated with the help of gum therapy. Gum diseases are most often caused due to bacterial accumulation. The approach to fighting and treating gum related diseases will involve either surgical or non-surgical methods of treatment. The difference between the both is that surgical methods are used to treat advanced gum diseases, whereas non-surgical methods will help to prevent and cure any symptoms of the disease thereby preventing and inhibiting any chance for the disease to accelerate. Our practice is specialized in providing non-surgical treatment for gum disease. 

Book an appointment with us and we shall guide you further about gum therapy and periodontal diseases.


Dr. Angela An, D.D.S.

255 N San Mateo Dr Suite #4, San Mateo, 94401

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