Del Rio Dental Studio

Periodontal Therapy

Maintaining gum health is just as important as taking care of your teeth when. Periodontal therapy may be necessary to treat periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Del Rio Dental Studio can protect the health of your gums with preventive treatments or targeted procedures after gum disease has taken hold.

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is the infection of your gums by bacteria. Those bacteria are always present in your mouth but cause gum disease and tooth decay when they grow out of control. Gum disease starts with gingivitis and eventually progresses to periodontitis, a serious infection that can lead to tooth loss and other complications.

Prevention Is the Best Defense Against Gum Disease

As with most other dental issues, gum disease is best handled through effective prevention. Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine, including brushing and flossing, is vital. You’ll also want to keep up with routine visits to Del Rio Dental Studio.

During your routine visits, Dr. Del Rio will carefully examine your mouth for any early signs of gum disease. Starting treatment early can provide the best outcomes and prevent the need for surgical intervention. Professional teeth cleaning is also essential in gum disease prevention, as it removes plaque and tartar that harbor bacteria.

Gum Disease Treatment Options

Treatment for the early stages of gum disease is straightforward. Deep cleaning with special tools removes bacteria, plaque, and tartar from pockets around your teeth, and root scaling smooths the area to prevent bacteria from taking hold. If the condition progresses, you may need gum surgery to eliminate the infection.

Signs That You Need Periodontal Therapy

Keeping up with routine visits should ensure that Dr. Del Rio identifies any signs of gum disease before serious symptoms start to appear. However, you should reach out and schedule an appointment if you notice:

  • Bad breath
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Bleeding while brushing or flossing
  • Receding gums
  • Pockets between gums
  • Loose teeth

The symptoms of gum disease start out small, but you can find yourself with a spreading infection or even tooth loss if you don’t seek out treatment.

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What Our Hayward Patients Are Saying

Hi, my name's Jason and I’ve always had an GREAT experience with Doctor Del Rio! Her and the entire staff are amazing and I’ve been with this dentist for a while now and I do plan on sticking around!
Friendly staff, prompt service! Coming to appointments is always a pleasant experience. Financials are discussed up front and any questions are readily answered. They are also understanding and patient when it comes to dental anxiety. I highly recommend Dr. Del Rio, my husband and son are also patients of hers.
The staff & service at Del Rio Dental Studio is the best! Bernally is so sweet as soon as you walk in, Sara gave me a great cleaning, she was super gentle. Then Dallas & Dr. Del Rio set me up for the in office whitening which was great & comfortable & totally worth it! Definitely recommend!
The staff are so polite, they remember your name right off the bat & are so cordial!♥️ Most of the time going to the dentist makes me so nervous but I’m starting not to feel that way anymore thanks to Del Rio Dental. Cannot recommend them enough! Seriously, just have them as your dentist already
Grace W.
Del Rio Dental Studio is always professional and provides outstanding service. I sit in the chair for my dental appointment, put my headphones in and literally have fallen asleep, so gentle and caring.
Location & Hours

Del Rio Dental Studio

22304 Main St.
Hayward, CA 94541
(510) 886-5400

Hours of Operation

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