• Periodontics

  • The tissues and bones that surround and support the teeth are referred to as the periodontium. An infection of this area is called periodontal disease.

    Many people in San Francisco, the Bay Area, and all throughout the world suffer from periodontal disease. Spruce Dental is skilled at detecting periodontal disease at their earliest stages and addressing the best ways for you to combat this problem.

    Periodontal disease will not go away on its own. A thorough cleaning from a dental office and further instructions on how to best restore your mouth to its optimum functionality is required.

    What is periodontal disease?

    Before periodontal disease occurs, plaque that has not been removed from your teeth turns into a hard substance called tartar. Tartar can not be removed by brushing and flossing alone and needs to be addressed by a dentist.

    When that tartar is not properly cleaned away from where your gums meet your teeth, your gums may become infected and start to reed. As your teeth and gums begin to separate they leave spaces that can become infect.

    How do I treat my periodontal disease?

    At early stages, you may be instructed to change your oral hygiene routine. If necessary, other measures may be taken to reverse the effects of periodontal disease.

    How do I know if I have a periodontal disease?

    Though you may not notice any warning signs at all, there are a few symptoms that may indicate you have a periodontal disease. Such symptoms include:

    Gum Changes

    • Receding: Your teeth may appear to be longer than before, or your gums seem to dip down lower around certain teeth than other.

    • Swollen: Some areas of your gums may seem larger or swollen compared to others.

    • Sensitive or tender: Certain foods or temperatures make make certain areas of your mouth feel uncomfortable.

    • Red: Gums that are more red in color than usual.

    • Bleeding: Though you may think you simply brushed too hard, or too aggressively picked your teeth, there may be a different reason why your gums are bleeding.

    Bad breathe

    When you have continuous bad breath - also called halitosis - even after brushing you should speak with a dentist. Bad breath can be a sign of a variety of issues, and periodontal disease is one of them.

    Changes in Teeth

    • Sensitive

    • Loose

    • Appear Longer

    If you visit the dentist regularly, periodontal disease can be caught early. A thorough cleaning and inspection of your teeth and mouth is done to determine if there are pockets or recession of gums that are at risk of developing into a periodontal disease.

    Spruce Dental works hand in hand with the leading periodontal professionals in San Francisco, the Bay Area, and surrounding areas to save your mouth from periodontal disease

    Please give us a call at (415) 221-6301 if you have any concerns about periodontal diseases or would like to learn more. We are always happy to help!