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Your confident smile doesn’t just depend on healthy chompers, but healthy gums as well. Without the support of healthy gum tissue, your teeth can become loose, fall out, and result in bone loss. Our dentists, Dr. Kusumo and Dr. De La Osa offer scaling and root planing to treat gum disease in Commerce, California. Scaling and root planing allow our dentists to successfully remove plaque and tartar (calculus) from the surface of your teeth, clean the roots of the teeth, and smooth the root to remove bacterial toxins.

Our dentists, Dr. Kusumo and Dr. De La Osa offer scaling and root planing to treat gum disease in Commerce, California. Scaling and root planing allow our dentists to successfully remove plaque and tartar (calculus) from the surface of your teeth, clean the roots of the teeth, and smooth the root to remove bacterial toxins.

Gum disease–an infection of the gum tissue in the mouth–is brought on by the bacteria prevalent in plaque. This dental plaque is the sticky film you remove from your smile as you brush and floss your teeth. If this bacterial film isn’t removed through daily oral care and regular dental cleanings, gum disease may prevail. Signs that you may have gum disease include the following symptoms:

Signs that you should look out for that may indicate gum disease include the following:

– Teeth that feel loose.

– Swollen, bleeding, or red gums.

– Pain whenever you chew.

– Bad breath that just won’t go away.

– Teeth appearing longer because of receding gums.

If any of these symptoms are all too familiar, you may have gum disease. Please call 323.266.2120 to schedule a visit with one of our Sunshine Dental Group dentists for treatment. Treatment for gum disease at our practice may include increased dental cleanings, improved at-home oral hygiene care, antibiotic treatment, scaling and root planing (deep cleanings), or gum surgery.

Dr. Kusumo and Dr. De La Osa are happy to help you keep your smile healthy in Commerce, California. We look forward to helping you achieve a lifetime of healthy smiles!