Gum Disease / Periodontics

Gum disease affects more than just your oral health. It has also been linked to other serious health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. The experienced team at Mowry Dental in Fremont, California, is dedicated to helping you maintain healthy gums through preventive care and treatments tailored to your individual needs. With state-of-the-art technology, the team can help you achieve optimal oral and overall health.

Your gums and surrounding tissues are equally as important as your teeth. Mowry Dental in Fremont, California, offers exceptional periodontic services to prevent harmful bacteria from damaging the soft tissues in your mouth. Call the practice today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common oral health issue that develops when plaque builds up on the gums and penetrates the gum line.  

Plaque is a bacteria that erodes your tooth enamel, gums, and other
tooth-supporting structures. When it accumulates along and under the gum line, it can lead to inflammation and infection.

The two most common types that the Mowry Dental team treats are:


Gingivitis is an early form of gum disease that can cause redness and bleeding when you brush your teeth. At this stage, your teeth are still firmly intact. Early intervention can help reverse your symptoms and restore your gum health.


A more advanced form of gum disease, periodontitis means pockets of plaque have formed beneath your gum line. The plaque releases toxins that can lead to shifting teeth and tooth loss. While periodontitis isn’t reversible, it is manageable with consistent and ongoing care.
If you have early signs of gum disease, the team can create a personalized plan to prevent periodontitis.

What are the signs and symptoms of gum disease?

Gum disease doesn’t always cause obvious symptoms early on, and they may be subtle at first. Understanding the warning signs of gum disease is important in preventing it from progressing. 
Telltale signs and symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Gum recession
  • Bleeding
  • Shifting teeth
  • Tooth loss
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Changes in your bite

What are the risk factors for gum disease and how can I prevent it?

Anybody can develop gum disease, but certain factors can increase your risk, such as:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Diabetes
  • Hormonal changes
  • Certain medications
  • Older age
  • Poor nutrition
  • Genetics
  • Tobacco use


Following a consistent oral hygiene routine can help prevent gum disease. If you have any of the above risk factors, the team may recommend personalized tips to help maintain your oral health.

Can gum disease cause other health problems in the body?

Gum disease can increase your risk of many health concerns, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. It may also increase your risk of premature birth if you’re pregnant. You should schedule a comprehensive dental cleaning with the Mowry Dental team at least once every six months to minimize your risk of health problems.
Without effective care, gum disease can compromise your overall health and well-being.
Call Mowry Dental today or schedule an appointment to protect your gums and restore
your smile.

What is periodontics?

Periodontics is a specialized dentistry field that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases that affect the gums, bone tissue, and ligaments in your mouth. 

Periodontists at Mowry Dental receive top-quality training to ensure dental implants and your gums are cared for. They work closely with the rest of the team to help you maintain the health of your gums and address issues related to periodontal health.

Why is gum health important?

It’s essential to maintaining gum health for your overall oral health and well-being. Healthy gums provide the foundation for healthy teeth and can prevent tooth loss. 
Gum disease is a common condition that affects the tissues that support your teeth. Symptoms include swelling, redness, and bleeding, and if left untreated, gum disease poses a significant threat to your health. 
Gum disease doesn’t affect just your oral health. It’s also linked to several systemic health conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Therefore, it’s essential to practice good oral hygiene and seek expert help from Mowry Dental to maintain healthy gums.

What are the benefits of periodontics?

Periodontics has many benefits for your dental health. By addressing and treating periodontal disease, you can prevent further damage to teeth and gums and can potentially reverse some effects of the disease. 

Treatment options for periodontal disease can include gum and bone grafts, laser therapy, root planing, and more. These treatment options can significantly improve your gum health and prevent further damage.

Learn how you can best care for your gums by calling Mowry Dental to schedule a consultation or booking online through the reservation portal.

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