You need healthy gums to keep your smile and even your body strong. At Center for Implant Dentistry, our periodontist and team offer periodontal treatments in Bakersfield, California. If you struggle with gum disease, call our office at 661-663-9600 to plan your visit with Dr. Fernando Verdugo. Our team can help you treat or even prevent oral health problems with your gums.
Periodontics is the field of dentistry focused on your gums and oral soft tissue, especially the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. Often called gum disease, periodontal disease is an infection caused by the buildup of plaque and bacteria, which can irritate and inflame your gum tissues. In its early stages, this condition is referred to as gingivitis and is characterized by gums that are red, tender, bleeding or swollen. If left untreated, gingivitis can develop into periodontitis, which may include gum recession and even bone and tooth loss. If treated early, gingivitis can often be controlled or even reversed with cleanings by a dental professional and improved oral care at home. Periodontitis is more complex and will require more frequent and involved treatments. Here at Center for Implant Dentistry, we are happy to offer you high-quality care for gum disease treatment.
Outside of just the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease, periodontics has a focus on dental implant placement, which requires advanced and specialized training. If you would like to learn more about periodontics and how our specialty dentists can use it to help care for your smile, we invite you to contact our team today!