Periodontal Disease Prevention in Santa Barbara
Periodontal disease (also called gum disease) is the leading cause of tooth loss.
The disease is caused by bacteria, which induces an inflammatory response in the gum tissue. As bacteria-laden plaque accumulates on the teeth and under the gumline, It causes a bacterial infection of the gums.
If you have periodontal (gum) disease, maintaining your dental hygiene is essential to your health. Our friendly staff and experienced dentists can help you prevent the disease from progressing.
What is Periodontics?
Periodontics is a specialty of dentistry that specifically addresses and provides treatment options for periodontal disease.
To become a periodontist, a dentist (after completing four years of dental training) must complete an additional three years of training to become a licensed periodontist.