Periodontal Therapy

About 80% of people suffer from gum disease. Also called periodontal disease, this dental health issue causes bleeding gums, inflammation, gum recession, and tooth loss. What’s more, periodontal disease increases your risk of heart disease by about 20% and has been linked to rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.

But at TLC Escondido Dental, you’re a person, not a number. Our personalized and high-tech periodontal care helps prevent and treat gum disease. Our minimally invasive and proven gum disease treatments in Escondido, CA, ease discomfort, prevent tooth loss, and keep your gums in great shape.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Everyone has bacteria living in their mouth. Good dental hygiene and regular dental cleanings will help keep this bacteria from causing problems. Otherwise, the bacteria will multiply and start to form plaque and tartar. These sticky white substances will build up on your teeth, fueling gum disease.

Signs You Might Be Suffering From Gum Disease:

  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Red, swollen tender gums
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth
  • Permanent teeth that are loose or separating

Deep Cleanings

Time for some gum therapy! This treatment cleans deep between your gums and teeth along the roots. Sometimes called root planing and scaling, deep cleaning removes any tartar buildup down below your gum line. We’ll numb your mouth ahead of time and can split your treatment between several visits to ensure a comfortable experience.

Laser Bacterial Reduction

We’re proud to offer this high-tech laser treatment to help reduce and eliminate gum-disease-causing bacteria in your mouth. Laser bacterial reduction is a painless procedure, that takes 10 minutes at most, and reduces the bacterial count in your mouth for up to 6 weeks. We recommend combining this treatment with your twice-a-year dental cleaning and exam.

At TLC Escondido Dental, we believe you deserve the best. We invest in the latest technology and equipment to deliver superior care. The laser bacterial reduction treatment is one of the best new tools at our disposal. This laser treatment reduces and eliminates gum-disease-causing bacteria in your mouth — all without any discomfort. 

We’re proud to offer laser bacterial reduction as a compliment to your regular dental hygiene appointments or on an as-needed basis. Talk with us to find out if this quick, painless, and highly effective treatment is right for you.

At any given time, there are 10-50 million bacteria living in your mouth — most good, some bad. Proper brushing, flossing, and dental hygiene visits help fight bad bacteria and keep your mouth healthy. But sometimes, it’s not enough. Left for too long, bacteria can cause tooth decay, gum disease, and more.

Benefits Of A Laser Bacterial Reduction Treatment Include:

  • Reduced risk of cross-contamination within the mouth during cleaning and treatments
  • Immune system boost and overall improvement to your health
  • Periodontal tissue stimulation makes your gums more resistant to infection
  • Fast, non-invasive, and painless
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