Dental Services

Periodontal Therapy in Salinas, CA

It is believed that more than half of the adults in the U.S. have gingivitis. Gingivitis can often lead to periodontitis (gum disease) and a host of other health problems.

Gum disease often causes bleeding, swelling, bad breath, pain, receding gums and tooth loss. It is imperative that we stop problems before they even start! You oral health is the beginning point for your whole body's health and wellness.

Gum disease causes a buildup of bacteria in deep pockets between the teeth and gums. That bacteria can transfer to your bloodstream when gums bleed, putting you at a much higher risk to develop the following health problems:

  • Stroke
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Ulcers
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Pre-Term Births

Periodontal treatment typically involves containing the infection through deep preventative cleaning like scaling and root planing, clearing buildup at the root of the teeth. Dr. Chao & Dr. Bui may also suggest specific toothpastes and mouth rinses and may also prescribe antibiotics to fight infections. Surgery is required for the most severe cases.

At Salinas Valley Dental Care, we evaluate you for gum health at every 6-month check-up. If you have been experiencing any symptoms like bad breath, bleeding or tender gums, please let us know. Our knowledgeable doctors will decide what is the best form of treatment to restore your gums to optimum health.


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