Periodontal Gum Therapy

Nothing is more important to your oral health than keeping your gums in tip-top condition. After all, a healthy mouth is essential for a healthy body! Dr. Nelson is not only a cosmetic dentist; he is also a general dentist who offers everything from regular hygiene exams to complex full mouth rehabilitation. Offering outstanding comprehensive and periodontal care in Pasadena, Dr. Nelson can help keep your smile healthy for a lifetime!

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory condition that affects the gum pockets: the space between the gum tissue and tooth root. This space tends to trap bacteria and can cause many oral and general health concerns. If not treated, early periodontal disease can lead to bone and tooth loss, and has been linked to conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancers, and pregnancy complications.

“Public awareness about heart issues and gum issues is way up. Information is flooded with links in overall systemic health. We make that connection as much as we can and offer extensive treatments to help our patients.”- Dr. Dustin Nelson

A beautiful smile and an enjoyable life begin with your oral health! For expert periodontal care in Pasadena, visit the office of Dr. Dustin Nelson.

Dr. Nelson’s goal with periodontal gum therapy is to control the bacteria causing infection. Removing plaque and calculus trapped in the gum pockets is essential for successfully treating periodontal disease and protecting your health. To do this, Dr. Nelson is experienced in modern periodontal treatments, including laser therapy and surgical therapy. Bone grafts may also be recommended, depending on the amount of bone that has been lost.

When diagnosed and treated in its earliest stages, periodontal disease can more successfully be combated. Learn the symptoms of gum disease, and when noticed, seek the advice of a competent dentist like Dr. Nelson in Pasadena. Periodontal warning signs include:

  • Red, bleeding, swollen gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Pain when chewing or brushing
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Gum recession

A beautiful smile and an enjoyable life begin with your oral health! For expert periodontal care in Pasadena, visit the office of Dr. Dustin Nelson.

Dustin Nelson DDS provides a wide range of laser dentistry services including periodontal gum therapy in Pasadena for Los Angeles, Arcadia and the San Gabriel Valley.