Periodontal Disease in Folsom, CA

Periodontal disease can significantly damage your oral and overall health if left untreated. This degenerative disease is caused by bacteria from plaque and calculus that has accumulated on the teeth. These bacteria will destroy the gums, the supporting bone, and eventually the teeth if they are not eliminated. In addition, untreated periodontal disease has been linked to several serious health conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Pregnancy complications

Folsom dentist Dr. Viren Patel and our hygiene team work together to prevent and treat periodontal disease so you can enjoy optimal oral health for life. We recommend maintaining a good oral hygiene routine, complete with brushing and flossing every day and visiting the dentist regularly, to prevent periodontal disease. We also offer scaling and root planing (two deep cleaning treatments), antibiotic therapy, and other services to help you return to optimal oral health. Please contact our office immediately if you have red, swollen, or bleeding gums, as these are signs of periodontal disease. We promise to do everything in our power to return you to normal health and function.