March 28, 2018

Gum disease in San Diego, CA can be uncomfortable, painful and dangerous to your oral health when left untreated. For all stages of gum disease (gingivitis or periodontitis), there are in-office and at-home treatments that help save the gums and the teeth. We have a few suggested things to use if you are treating your disease at home, and some in-office treatments that we suggest you schedule with Drs. Addleson, Campbell, and Landau at the Art of Dentistry.

At-Home Treatments

There are several ways to treat gingivitis and periodontitis at home. Keep in mind that if your symptoms are serious, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with a professional immediately.

  • Avoidance: brush, floss, mouthwash, regular dental visits, avoid sugar, smoking and chewing tobacco
  • Salt water treatment: the body heals itself with the help of salt, which is a natural disinfectant
  • Mouthwashes: lemongrass oil, aloe vera, tea tree oil, sage, guava leaf
  • Coconut oil pulling: coconut oil has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Arimedadi oil pulling: this oil has been shown to improve gum disease symptoms and inhibit plaque growth

Before putting together any type of solution or mouthwash, be sure to research the ingredients to ensure there are no allergies and that you have diluted the oil enough to reduce potency.

Gum Disease Treatment - Laser TreatmentIn-Office Treatments

One successful in-office treatment with your dentist in San Diego, CA is laser gum surgery. New technology has allowed dental professionals to now offer a minimally invasive, low-risk procedure with no sutures or incisions necessary.

Laser gum surgery uses a modern laser technology to clean gums and move them to the right spot. This surgery is almost completely pain-free, totally safe, effective and patients enjoy faster healing times after treatment.

Contact Us Today

Studies show a link between gum disease and other conditions such as diabetes, pancreatic, neck and head cancer, stroke, heart disease and low birth weight babies and preterm labor. If you are suffering from this condition and want a minimally invasive, pain-free way to treat it, give San Diego Art Of Dentistry a call at (619) 268-6560 or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Addleson, Dr. Campbell, or Dr. Landau today.



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