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Gum Disease/Gingivitis (Periodontal Disease) Elk Grove, CA

Treatment for Gum Disease

Caring for your gums is vital for your oral and overall health. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease or gingivitis, can impact the health of your teeth and put you at risk for other serious health conditions. Gum disease has been linked to stroke, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, as well as tooth loss. Our experienced dental team at Laguna West Dental Care can help you prevent and treat gum disease with our innovative dental care options.

Gum disease is essentially an infection of the gum tissue. When bacteria is allowed to flourish, gum tissue can be attacked. This can lead to receding gums, bone loss and tooth loss. If the bacteria that causes gum disease enters the bloodstream, there can be a risk for other health problems.

Treatment for gum disease includes deep cleanings and disinfecting the teeth and gum tissue. When home oral care is not enough, professional dental cleanings to remove tartar and diseased gum tissue may be needed to restore gum health. Periodontal disease is progressive. Catching it early and beginning treatment can stop the progression and even reverse damage to the gum tissue.

Symptoms and Causes of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is often caused by a lack of oral hygiene. When plaque and tartar accumulate on the teeth, bacteria can hide and begin infecting the gum tissue. Certain health conditions can increase the risk of gum disease, even with excellent oral hygiene. The first symptoms of gum disease or gingivitis may include swollen gums, bleeding, tender gum tissue, bad breath and receding gums.

Gum disease is treatable. In many cases, oral health can be restored with a few simple treatments when the disease is caught in the early stages. Routine checkups and cleanings can help prevent gingivitis and detect the early signs of infection. Contact our office if you have symptoms of gum disease or to schedule a checkup.

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Opening Hours

Winter Hours

October - April
Monday:
7:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday:
7:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Thursday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Friday:
7:00am - 12:00pm

Summer Hours

May - September
Monday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Tuesday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Wednesday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Thursday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Friday:
7:00am - 12:00pm

Our Patient Reviews

Laguna West Dental Care

5.0

Based on 19 reviews

Suzanne B.

As I was walking to my car after my appointment I thought, I sure am happy I come here. I get warm friendly service and gentle, thorough care throughout my visit. Dr. Chan and his staff are the best.

Jennifer B.

We've been so very happy with Dr. You and his staff since we moved to Sacramento in 1985! We've followed him to the current location in Laguna...he and his staff take such good care of all our dental needs. I have no hesitation in recommending their services!

Stephanie O.

In my 65 years on the planet, and hundreds of hours in former dentists' offices, Dr. You and his staff are by far the best I've ever encountered. My very recent crown replacement was 100 percent pain free! All phases of treatment, from removal of the old crown, mold taking and making, to the permanent placement with my brand new well-matched molar, was seamless. I respect and applaud Laguna West Dental Care for taking such talented care of me.

Janet S.

Since retiring, I drive and hour and a half each way to continue to see Dr. You and his entire staff ... and I hate to drive. No better dentist and hygenists in Sacramento and I have tried others over the years. Thank you for a great experience each and every time Laguna West!

Norman H.

In my 50+ years, I've probably had 7 to 8 dentists and have had my share of bad experiences that made me fearful of going to the dentist. But, after switching to Dr. Chan in 1991, I really couldn't be happier and don't dread dental appointments anymore. Dr. Chan is gentle and exceptionally good at giving shots that I can barely feel. He even calls me in the evening after every procedure to make sure I'm doing okay. The staff is friendly and caring and the facilities are nice. Highly recommended.

Carol D.

We've been patients of Dr. You and Dr. Chan since my son was in kindergarten - now a County employee. Everyone on the staff is great. I had one bad experience with a dentist referred by my insurance co. - I'd NEVER see a dentist again without a personal referral. Consider this mine to you -- Laguna West is an excellent choice!