Bleeding gums are often just a temporary nuisance, but they may prove a harbinger of a serious condition. If the situation doesn’t resolve within a few days, you need a diagnosis and treatment. Village Center Dentistry’s Dr. Jennifer Santoro explains what to do if you experience bleeding gums. Continue reading “What You Should Do When Your Gums Bleed”
Great dental health starts with regular office visits — at least two each year for cleaning, polishing and evaluation. These appointments allow experienced San Diego area dentist Dr. Jennifer D. Santoro to spot minor issues that can become major complications if left untreated. Continue reading “Regular Exams Preserve Your Oral Health”
Periodontal disease is a slow and silent condition that progresses from red, inflamed gums to bone loss and eventual tooth loss. Treated in its early stages, the process can be reversed, ensuring a full set of teeth for a lifetime.
Here, experienced San Diego area dentist Dr. Jennifer D. Santoro discusses causes and treatment options to restore health to your gums, stability to bone and roots, and confidence to your smile. Continue reading “The Importance of Periodontal Treatment”
The condition of your gums has a great deal to do with how healthy your teeth will be, and how long you will have them. Experienced San Diego area dentist Dr. Jennifer D. Santoro recommends deep cleaning to eliminate plaque below the gum line, dramatically improving the health of your gums and brightening the future of your smile.
Excess plaque buildup under the gum line causes gingivitis. With this condition, gum pockets increase in volume, eventually separating the gum from the bone and creating a haven for bacteria. The bacteria eat away at the root and the bone which secures it. At some point, you may lose the affected tooth as it becomes unmoored from your jaw. Continue reading “Treating Gum Disease with Planing and Scaling”