At Frank C Raymer DDS in Irvine, we prioritize your periodontal health because we understand its crucial role in both your oral and overall health. Our dedicated team uses advanced techniques and personalized care plans to prevent, diagnose, and treat periodontal disease, helping you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.

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What is Periodontal Health?

Periodontal health involves the condition of the gums and the bone structure supporting the teeth. Maintaining healthy gums is essential not just for oral health, but also for overall wellness, as gum disease has been linked to a variety of systemic health issues, including heart disease and diabetes.

Importance of Maintaining Periodontal Health

Good periodontal health is vital for:
● Preventing tooth loss and the need for more extensive dental work.
● Reducing the risk of inflammatory health issues.
● Keeping your natural teeth as long as possible.
● Maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile.

Common Signs of Periodontal Disease

Be alert to the symptoms of gum disease, which include:
● Gums that bleed easily during and after tooth brushing.
● Red, swollen, or tender gums.
● Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth.
● Receding gums.
● Formation of deep pockets between teeth and gums.
● Loose or shifting teeth.

Services Offered

We offer comprehensive periodontal care services, including:
● Routine Cleanings: To remove plaque and tartar that can lead to gum disease.
● Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing: A deep-cleaning process for those with signs of periodontal disease.

Preventive Care and Education

Prevention is key to maintaining your periodontal health. We emphasize the importance of:
● Regular dental check-ups and cleanings.
● Proper brushing and flossing techniques.
● Smoking cessation, as smoking increases the risk and severity of periodontal disease.
● A balanced diet to enhance your immune system and reduce inflammation.

Schedule Your Periodontal Health Assessment

Don’t wait for symptoms to worsen. Regular evaluations are crucial for maintaining your periodontal health and early detection of any issues. Schedule your appointment today at Frank C Raymer DDS by calling (949) 551-2606. Let us help you keep your gums healthy and your smile bright for years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions about Periodontal Health

What is periodontal health?

Periodontal health refers to the health of the gums and the structures that support the teeth. Good periodontal health means that the gums are pink, firm, do not bleed, and the teeth are securely supported, with no periodontal disease present.

Why is periodontal health important?

Maintaining periodontal health is crucial because it helps prevent periodontal disease, which can lead to gum recession, tooth loss, and other serious health issues, including heart disease and diabetes.

What are the signs of periodontal disease?

Signs of periodontal disease include:
● Gums that bleed easily during brushing or flossing
● Red, swollen, or tender gums
● Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
● Receding gums
● Loose or separating teeth

How can I maintain good periodontal health?

To maintain good periodontal health, you should:
● Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
● Floss daily to remove plaque between teeth
● Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings
● Avoid smoking, which can worsen gum disease
● Eat a balanced diet to provide necessary nutrients

What treatments are available for periodontal disease?

Treatment depends on the severity of the disease and may include:
● Professional dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar
● Scaling and root planing to clean infected root surfaces
● Antibiotics or antimicrobial agents
● Surgery in severe cases to restore supportive tissues

How often should I visit the dentist for periodontal health?

It is recommended to visit the dentist every six months for routine cleanings and check-ups. However, if you have signs of periodontal disease, more frequent visits may be necessary to manage the condition.

Can periodontal disease be reversed?

The early stage of periodontal disease, known as gingivitis, is reversible with proper oral hygiene and professional treatment. However, more advanced stages of the disease, which affect the bones and supporting tissues, cannot be reversed but can be managed effectively with ongoing care.