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Periodontal Dentistry & Gum Disease Treatment

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Gum disease is a serious condition that can lead to tooth loss and other long-term issues. Crestpointe Dental provides several effective treatment options for gum disease.

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a condition caused by bacteria in the mouth affecting the gums. This can lead to swelling, bleeding, and other symptoms. Over time, it can cause the gums to recede, which can lead to further complications.

Gum disease can lead to a wide range of additional problems as the gum tissue and bone supporting the teeth deteriorates. This can allow teeth to become loose and even fall out over time. Gum disease prevention and treatment are incredibly important to avoid these serious issues.

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Periodontal Disease Prevention

You can help prevent gum disease at home by maintaining a regular brushing and flossing routine. It’s also important that you keep up your regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings at Crestpointe Dental to ensure that the signs of gum disease are identified as quickly as possible.

Gum Disease Treatment Options

If you are experiencing the symptoms of gum disease, such as pain, swelling, bleeding or gum recession, reach out to Crestpointe Dental and schedule an examination with Dr. Crescencia Tejero-Ugay. We will develop a personalized treatment plan to ensure that you get the best possible results from your treatment. There are several treatment options available for gum disease, depending on how far it has progressed and other individual factors.

Arestin® is an antibiotic that can effectively combat the bacteria responsible for periodontal disease. It can be applied to the pockets and crevices between the gums and teeth that form during periodontal disease. These pockets allow bacteria to thrive and grow, further worsening the condition.

Arestin® is often used to supplement other periodontal treatment options and reduce the number of bacteria present during the healing process. The antibiotic is applied at the time of the procedure and can provide lasting protection and improved results.


Crestpointe Dental also provides root scaling and root planing. Dr. Crescencia Tejero-Ugay uses specialized tools to remove plaque and tartar that create bacteria deposits deep within pockets around the teeth. There’s no way for patients to reach these areas during regular brushing.

As gum disease progresses, it can reach a point where surgical intervention is required to deal with bacteria that have penetrated deep below the gumline.

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Find Out Your Treatment Options

If you are concerned about gum disease, schedule an appointment with Dr. Crescencia Tejero-Ugay, a top-rated periodontal dentist in Santa Clara. She develops custom treatment plans for every patient and can find the most effective option for you.

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