You may not pay too much attention to your gums, but they can cause a host of oral problems when you don’t maintain them as you should. Gum disease may set in when you neglect your oral care, causing bleeding, oral pain, and bad breath. If not treated, gum disease advances, attacking your jaw bone and other tooth-supporting structures. At Derek H. Tang, DDS & Todd S. Adams DDS, we help you prevent gum disease and offer periodontal therapy to treat the condition should the prevention strategies fall short.
Your mouth contains a generous amount of healthy bacteria. However, when you neglect your oral health, this bad behavior invites harmful bacteria that compromise your gums. While proper dental hygiene is pivotal in eliminating bacteria, sometimes it can only do so much. For instance, if your immunity is suppressed, your body can’t fight infections effectively. Similarly, smoking, sugary diets, and certain medical conditions increase the risk of gum disease.
When microbes continue accumulating on your gums, they lead to the first stage of gum disease called gingivitis. Luckily, gingivitis is reversible with prompt treatment. However, if you don’t treat gingivitis, it advances to periodontitis that attacks the structures beneath your gums.
Depending on the stage of your gum disease, you may experience the below symptoms:
The first goal in fighting gum disease is prevention. Drs. Todd Adams and Derek Tang encourage patients to floss daily, brush twice a day, and visit a dentist every six months for professional cleaning. However, if gum disease has already set in, we provide the below treatments:
Once you win the battle against gum disease, we will educate you on proper dental care practices to prevent gum disease from recurring. Plus, we will give you tips on early signs of gum disease to look out for immediate treatment.
Suspecting you have gum disease? Please dial (408) 355-9292 to book an appointment with Derek H. Tang, DDS & Todd S. Adams DDS before it’s too late. We offer numerous gum disease treatments to help you achieve your oral health goals.
Dr Todd Adams is passionate on providing the highest quality of personalized care at his practice in Sunnyvale, CA. He takes pride in creating beautiful smiles, and keeping his patients of all ages happy with healthy teeth and gums.
A graduate from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dr Adams then completed his Post-Baccalaureate studies at San Francisco State University. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University.
Dr Todd Adams is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA), and the Santa Clara County Dental Society.