You can’t achieve a healthy smile without taking care of your gums. At the office of Dr. Treva Lee in Fresno, we know that helping you stay free from the effects of periodontal (gum) disease is essential to keeping you in optimal oral health. We offer both periodontal disease preventive care and treatment for your convenience. Periodontal disease begins when plaque and calculus build up on the teeth and gums. This build-up eventually destroys the gums, bones, and teeth. When left untreated, periodontal disease has also been linked to:
To prevent periodontal disease, remember to brush twice a day, maintain a healthy and balanced diet, floss every day, and visit the dentist at least twice each year. Some of the signs of periodontal disease include red, swollen, and/or bleeding gums. If you notice any of these signs, contact our office as soon as possible. We have a variety of treatments, including scaling and root planning, designed to help fight and even reverse the progression of periodontal disease.