Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that focuses on studying and treating the gums and soft tissues of your mouth. We are pleased to have Dr. Mark Krupp, an expert periodontist, on our dental team to lead the way in treating periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is the condition whereby your gums and soft tissues become infected and decayed. It begins as a condition called gingivitis and progressively worsens until teeth are eventually lost due to lack of support.
Dr. Krupp and our dental team may suggest gum treatment in Oceanside, California if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Bleeding gums
- Tender or swollen gums
- Loose teeth
- Receding gums, causing teeth to look abnormally long
- Persistent bad breath
- Pus around the teeth and gums
To treat periodontal disease, we will use deep cleaning methods known as scaling and root planing. These are done to remove plaque, tartar, and infected gum tissue from above and below the gumline. If necessary, we may suggest surgical treatments to restore your gums to a healthy state. To learn more about periodontal treatment, we welcome you to contact Oceanview Dental today! We are excited to help you achieve a healthier smile.