Non-Surgical Treatment of Periodontal Disease

Periodontitis occurs when inflammation or infection of the gums (gingivitis) is untreated or treatment is delayed. Infection and inflammation spreads from the gums (gingiva) to the ligaments and bone that support the teeth. Loss of support causes the teeth to become loose and eventually fall out. Periodontitis is the primary cause of tooth loss in adults.

Prevention begins with the control of plaque and calculus, the main cause of periodontal disease. . It is known as the silent killer of teeth because most patients feel no symptoms until it's too late. With regular dental visits, we can treat gum disease at an early stage, before it causes significant damage.

At Torrey Hills Family Dentistry, we carefully measure and screen your gums for any signs of inflammation and treat appropriately at every check-up appointment.