Gum Disease in Modesto, CA
Neglecting to brush and floss regularly, genetics, or even smoking can increase your chances of developing gum disease. Periodontal disease affects almost half of Americans over 30 years of age, according to the CDC. Since it is a relatively painless condition, many people do not even know they have it until they notice its damaging effects.
Dr. Roy Morita treats gum disease and encourages patients to educate themselves about symptoms and irreversible damage of this serious infection.
Gum disease can trigger systemic conditions or cause inflammation in the body that exacerbates other health problems. This is why seeking treatment is imperative, even if you do not experience any pain. You should take extra steps to prevent gum disease if you have a compromised immune system or a family history of gum disease. Gum disease has been linked to:
- Heart disease
- Certain cancers
- Low birth-weight babies
Dr. Morita is experienced in gum disease treatments, particularly minimally-invasive laser therapy. He has utilized lasers in his practice for more than 10 years and has treated more than 2,000 periodontal disease cases with this technology. You can turn to Dr. Morita for the following gum disease treatments:
- LANAP® laser gum surgery
- Traditional osseous gum surgery
We also offer periodontal maintenance after the initial gum disease procedure. This involves a series of deep cleanings and regular checkups to ensure the infection is under control.
GUM DISEASE SYMPTOMS
- Bleeding gums
- Red and swollen gums
- Sensitive teeth
- Gum recession
- Loose or shifting teeth