Did you know that according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 50% of US adults, aged 30 and up have periodontitis, the advanced stage of gum disease? And gum disease often develops asymptomatically without any pain or discomfort. This is why routine checkups and care are so important. At the office of Dr. Grant Like, your 92065 dental office, we monitor your overall oral health at every checkup visit and thoroughly assess your smile for signs of dental disease as well as other potentially harmful conditions. Welcoming patients of all ages for care, their highly skilled staff uses advanced technology and proven methods of care to provide the highest quality dental services.
According to a recent study, periodontal disease was cited as the single most common cause of tooth loss among adults. Gum disease all begins with the accumulation of plaque in the mouth. Home to colonies of harmful bacteria, when plaque is not regularly removed, some of it migrates down into the pockets of the gums. Once there, the bacteria begin to multiply and harden into a rock-like substance known as tartar. At this stage of gum disease, which is known as gingivitis, tenderness of the gums, bleeding or swelling, and even persistent bad breath can begin to develop. If left untreated, periodontal disease continues to progress, damaging the neighboring areas and causing the loss of gum and bone tissue as well as eventual tooth. By visiting your 92065 dental office for routine care and periodontal treatment you can protect your smile, reversing the earliest stage of the disease and halting the progression of more advanced stages.
Make the commitment to stay on top of your oral health and schedule an appointment with the office of Dr. Grant Liske, your 92065 dental office. Providing the full range of treatments to help reestablish and maintain your oral health, you can stop the spread of gum disease before it becomes a serious issue. To meet with a dental professional for an exam or treatment, call us at the number below.