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14543 S. Bascom Ave., Los Gatos, CA 95032 (408) 358-5115

Gum Care | Los Gatos Family Dentistry

Why might you need our professional gum care services in Los Gatos?

Gum disease, or periodontitis, is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. Caused by a buildup of bacteria and plaque below the gum line, gum disease eventually leads to swelling, tenderness, bleeding, bad breath, tooth mobility, bone loss, and tooth loss over time. Gum disease has even been connected to other kinds of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and pre-term birth.

So while it might not be the first thing you think about when you consider a trip to the dentist, our Los Gatos gum care services are important for a variety of reasons!

Los Gatos Gum Care: Scaling and Root Planing

Dr. Phan offers special care for gum disease through deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing. When bacteria and plaque collect below the gum line, they can cause bone loss and eventually tooth loss. With a deep cleaning procedure, Dr. Phan will remove bacteria and plaque from the pockets below your gum line allowing your gums to reattach and stabilize your teeth to halt further bone loss.

Some of the products we use in our Los Gatos gum care procedures include:

If you have gum disease, or a history of gum disease, you may require more frequent dental cleanings to closely monitor the condition of your gums and prevent relapse. Inquire today about our Los Gatos gum care program and what we do to help you preserve your teeth for life.

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