Early-Stage Gum Disease (Aka Gingivitis) Is Curable
If you have chronic, unexplained bad breath or bleeding gums, you may already be suffering from gum disease.By brushing and flossing your teeth you might avoid these problems, but if they are occurring despite your dental hygiene routine, have your gums examined. If we catch gingivitis at an early stage, it can usually be treated and reversed. Untreated, gingivitis can lead to a more stage sate of gum disease call periodontitis. This is where you develop “deep pockets” between your teeth and gums. Ultimately, this can lead to tooth loss. Advanced oral infection can affect other systemic health issues that you may have. For expert-based, effective treatment of gum disease in Modesto, CA, trust Central Valley Periodontics & Implants.
A board-certified periodontist, Dr. Clarke Filippi specializes in treating all aspects of your gum health at any stage. He has the qualifications and more than two decades of experience to improve the condition of your gums and make them—and you—look and feel better. After finishing dental school Dr. Filippi undertook an additional three years of specialty training on gum disease and other soft tissue problems. And he continues to expand his knowledge with up to six hours of continuing education courses every year.
Gum Disease Warning Signs
Two Proven Treatment Paths
Early Stage Gum Disease Treatment
Advanced Gum Disease Treatment
If your gum disease reaches an advanced state, Dr. Filippi may suggest osseous surgery (flap surgery). This is a more complex treatment for which Dr. Filippi may administer sedation to keep you comfortable during treatment. During the procedure, he retracts the infected gum tissue to reach your tooth roots and bone underneath. There he removes any accumulated tartar as well as any diseased gum tissue. In certain instances, he might be able to rebuild the bone through bone grafting. This treatment will not cure your gum disease, but when done along with a regular periodontal maintenance routine, can keep gum disease manageable.