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Periodontal Care

How to Treat Recessed Gums

Gum recession refers to when the pink, soft tissue at the base of the teeth begins to retreat, potentially exposing the tooth roots to damage. This condition can develop at any age, although receding tissue is especially prevalent among patients over the age of 65. While some gum loss over time may not sound like an urgent concern, gum recession can lead to painful and serious symptoms, including the shifting […]

About Root Planing and Scaling – Deep Cleaning Treatment

For the best possible dental health, it’s important that patients visit their dentists twice a year for regular checkups. While brushing and flossing on your own will be able to address a number of issues involving the teeth and gums, there are certain treatments that only a trained cosmetic dentist or restorative dentist will be able to perform. Such is the case with root planing and root scaling, which is […]

Periodontal Care

Gum disease is one of the most prevalent oral health problems, and, if left untreated, it can lead to serious problems. Fortunately, gum disease is treatable. At our San Diego cosmetic dentistry practice, Scripps Center for Dental Care, we offer this overview of gum disease treatments. What Are the Signs of Gum Disease? Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an infection of the gum tissue caused by plaque build-up and […]