The American Academy of Periodontology estimates that roughly 50% of adults have some form of gum disease. The early stage, known as gingivitis, is characterized by red, swollen gums that bleed every time you floss. Gingivitis is completely reversible with non-invasive treatments and home care. However, left untreated, gingivitis may eventually progress to periodontitis, a more serious form of gum disease. Periodontitis has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and uncontrolled diabetes.
The go-to treatment for gum disease used to be oral surgery, and although surgery is sometimes still the best option, Dr. Tran can treat many cases with less invasive techniques.
- Diagnosis & Treatment of Gum Disease
- Scaling & Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)
- Long-Term Maintenance Plans