Preventing Gum Disease: The La Costa Dental Excellence Guide

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Gum disease can be scary. At La Costa Dental Excellence in Carlsbad, we’re committed to educating and assisting patients in preventing periodontal disease, at it is formally known.

If you discover you have gum disease, don’t despair. We can help.

Gum Disease Symptoms

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen, tender gums
  • Receding gums
  • Bad breath that won’t go away
  • Loose adult teeth
  • Sensitive teeth

Whether you are just being diagnosed, working to undo problems of the past, or trying to prevent gum disease for the future, Drs. Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth have answers.

Steps for Healing or Preventing Gum Disease

  • Brush at least two times a day – morning and night
  • Brush with fluoride toothpaste
  • Floss at least once a day
  • Visit dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings
  • Use a fluoride rinse before brushing
  • Avoid between-meal snacking
  • Avoid tobacco products

Solutions for Correcting Serious Gum Disease

  • Scaling
  • Root planing
  • Antibiotics
  • Surgery

Drs. Dankworth know gum disease can sneak up on you. Regular check-ups and consistent, thorough oral hygiene is critical for preventing the pain and health issues associated with periodontal disease. Gum disease can be successfully treated, but preventing it, of course, is best.

Drs. Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth are equipped with the education and experience to care for the full gamut of their patients’ dental needs, including sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and dental implants.

Contact La Costa Dental Excellence:

760-633-3033

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7730 Rancho Santa Fe Rd Ste 106
Carlsbad, California
92009