What to Expect From Periodontal Treatment

Are you concerned you may have periodontitis and wonder what treatment would consist of? There are several different types of treatment explained below depending on your unique situation. Nonsurgical Treatment The first thing you can expect when being treated for periodontitis is a non-surgical treatment called scaling and root planing. During this treatment, plaque and tartar are scraped off your... read more »

Common Questions About Gum Disease

Do you have questions about gum disease? If so, you’re not alone. Many people also have questions about gum disease because it is quite the complex dental issue. However, the more you know about gum disease, the better, especially because it can help you keep your smile and oral health in tip-top shape. So, our dentist, Dr. Shelly Montes, is... read more »

Gum Disease Risk Factors

When you brush your teeth, do your gums bleed? Many people think that this is normal—but it isn’t! In fact, bleeding gums can be an indicator of various stages of gum disease. Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a common problem; advanced gum disease affects over 40 percent of adults over 30 in the United States. Some individuals have... read more »

Improve Your Smile with Gum Disease Risk Factors

Caring for your smile exists on many levels. Although we often think of brushing and flossing as essential for optimal health, they're also numerous other tips you need to follow to ensure your teeth can remain safe. In addition, it is a good idea to avoid risk factors for numerous oral ailments, including risk factors for gum disease, which arises... read more »

Tips on Preventing Gum Disease

To keep your oral cavity from forming periodontal disease, you should brush twice a day and floss once daily. Keeping your chompers and gums healthy is our priority at Montes Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, so we've assembled this post on how you can steer clear of gum disease. Periodontal disease is an oral ailment caused by uncontrolled bacteria development on... read more »

The Perils of Periodontitis

Gum disease can strike anyone anytime. If you are noticing that you have bad breath, taste an unpleasant flavor in your mouth, or find yourself with red, bleeding or swollen gums, you may have the early stage of gum disease or periodontitis. Fortunately, this stage is highly treatable and reversible. Without treatment, however, it will worsen until your jawbone material... read more »

Oral Health Treatments: Gingivitis

Do you think that you are showing signs of gum tissue infections within your mouth? Do you often suffer from pain associated with your gums while eating, chewing, or brushing and flossing? If so, you may be suffering from gum disease. One of the early stages of gum disease is known as gingivitis. Symptoms of gum disease are often present... read more »

Gum Disease Symptoms & Risks

Have you ever heard of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease? Gum disease is a common oral infection that affects numerous people all around the world. Gum disease can have profound consequences if left untreated, including the loss of permanent teeth. Listed below are the symptoms and risks of gum disease: - Receding gum line - Frequent bouts of... read more »

I Have Bleeding Gums. What Does that Mean?

Many people see a little pink in the sink (blood) when they are cleaning their smile and they tend to ignore it. This is a big mistake. If your gums are bleeding, something is wrong. To help you take good care of your gums, Dr. Shelly Montes and our dental team will be happy to explain some of the reasons... read more »

Gum Disease Can Be Treated With Laser Dentistry

If your gums bleed easily, or are tender or red, you may have gum disease. In the case of advanced gum disease, Dr. Shelly Montes may utilize laser dentistry at Montes Periodontics & Implant Dentistry. The use of lasers in gum treatments allows more comfort for the patient and more efficient, detailed work for our dentist. Periodontal laser therapy is... read more »