At Aranda & Aranda DDS PA, we are committed to helping you avoid dental problems and diseases, including periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease. Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria from the accumulation of plaque and tartar on the teeth. When the plaque is not removed and the condition goes untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss, gum loss, and bone loss. In severe cases, periodontal disease can also contribute to a number of serious health problems, including diabetes, respiratory conditions, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Our San Antonio, Texas dentists offer periodontal treatments, including scaling and root planing (deep cleaning methods), to help your smile heal from periodontal disease. The signs of periodontal disease include:
- Loose teeth
- Red, swollen gums
- Tender gums that bleed easily
- Receding gums or teeth that appear longer than normal
- Persistent bad breath
- Overly sensitive teeth
If you suffer from any of these symptoms, you may have periodontal disease. We encourage you to call our dental office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rafael Aranda, Dr. Martha Aranda, and Dr. Megan Crane to begin your journey back to optimal oral health. We look forward to caring for your smile!