Periodontics is one of the nine recognized fields of dental specialties, and deals primarily with preventing, diagnosing, and treating gum disease. AZ Dental provides periodontal treatments to help you regain a healthy mouth after you have developed gum disease. To learn more about periodontics in San Jose, California, and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Lynna Bui, please contact our office at 408-437-1111.

Periodontal (gum) disease is a degenerative condition affecting the gums and supporting structures of the mouth. It begins with mild inflammation in the gum tissue (a condition known as gingivitis), and if left untreated will progress into a more severe condition that causes bone loss, gum recession, and tooth loss. In fact, periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.

Periodontal disease is characterized by red, swollen, painful, or bleeding gums, though in some cases there may be not noticeable symptoms. It is caused when the bacteria in your mouth infect the gum tissue.

If you have gum disease, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our skilled periodontist. Periodontists are specialists who have completed several years of additional training in order to provide treatments for halting and managing gum disease and restoring your oral health. AZ Dental offers a wide range of periodontal treatments for both mild and severe forms of gum disease. These treatments range from deep dental cleanings (scaling and root planing) and antibiotic treatments to oral surgery. You may also require periodontal treatment prior to crown lengthening and ridge augmentation procedures, as well as some restorative treatments, such as dental implants.

For more information about periodontal disease and our available treatments, please contact our office today.