Culver City Premium Dental Care

Early Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a prevalent oral health condition that presents additional challenges without treatment.  At Culver City Premium Dental Care, serving the surrounding areas of Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, and West Los Angeles, we emphasize the importance of early gum disease treatment to prevent more additional complications and maintain your dental health. 

Gum disease begins with gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums caused by the accumulation of plaque—a sticky film of bacteria—on the teeth. If plaque is not effectively removed through regular brushing and flossing, it can harden into tartar, which irritates the gums and leads to gingivitis. Common symptoms of gingivitis include red, swollen, and bleeding gums, which can especially be prevalent during teeth brushing or flossing. 

If gingivitis is not addressed, it can progress to periodontitis, a more advanced stage of gum disease that affects the tissues and bone supporting the teeth. This also increases the risk of gum recession, and even tooth loss if not treated promptly.

The Value of Early Treatment

Early treatment of gum disease is crucial for several reasons. It helps prevent the progression of the disease to more advanced stages that require extensive and costly treatments. By addressing gum disease in its early stages, you can avoid complications such as tooth loss and the need for surgical interventions.

Additionally, early treatment helps maintain overall oral health. Healthy gums provide a stable foundation for your teeth, improving the bite and adding to a confident smile. Gum disease has also been linked to systemic health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory infections. Treating gum disease early can reduce the risk of these related health conditions.

Effective Early Treatment Options

At Culver City Premium Dental Care, we offer several effective treatments for early gum disease. Professional dental cleanings are essential for removing plaque and tartar that cannot be eliminated through regular brushing and flossing. Our skilled hygienists use specialized tools to clean your teeth and gums thoroughly, helping to reverse gingivitis and prevent its progression to periodontitis. We  recommend scheduling your regular six-month checkups as a preventative measure. 

In addition to cleanings, we provide scaling and root planing for patients with early signs of gum disease. This deep cleaning procedure involves removing plaque and tartar from below the gumline and smoothing the root surfaces of the teeth. This process helps reduce bacteria, reduces gum inflammation, and allows the gums to reattach to the teeth more effectively.

We also emphasize the importance of good oral hygiene practices at home. Our team will provide personalized instructions on brushing and flossing techniques to help you maintain healthy gums and minimize the risk of gum disease.

Preventive Measures and Regular Checkups

Preventive care is key to managing gum disease. Regular dental checkups and cleanings allow our team to monitor your gum health and address any issues before they become more severe. We recommend scheduling checkups every six months, or more frequently if you have a history of gum disease.

If you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease or have concerns about your gum health, contact Culver City Premium Dental Care today. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile.

Our Practice

Culver City Premium Dental Care


Mon - Fri 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sat - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


11444 W Washington Blvd, Unit A
Los Angeles CA 90066




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