Keep the bones supporting your teeth healthy with regular periodontal checkups.

Do you have red or swollen gums? If so, it’s time to come in for a periodontal checkup. Irritation or bleeding in your gums could be a sign of gingivitis — an early stage of gum disease, also known as Periodontitis.

What causes periodontal disease?

If plaque is not removed with daily brushing and flossing between teeth, gums can become irritated and inflamed. Eventually, the irritated tissue can separate from the teeth and form spaces called pockets, where bacteria can flourish.

Signs of bacterial infection

Red or swollen gums that may bleed easily are signs that you may be at risk for the early stage of periodontal disease. If you have sore gums, it’s a good idea to come in and see Dr. Schechter to so he can take a look.

Periodontitis vs. Advanced Periodontitis

If the early signs of periodontitis are left untreated, the process can continue until the bone and other tooth-supporting tissues are destroyed. That’s why it’s important to get treatment as early as possible.

Check out the difference between periodontitis and advanced periodontitis below:

When dealing with Periodontitis, it’s important to treat any swelling or discomfort in your gums as soon as possible. That way, you stop the bacteria from causing further damage to your bone and tooth-supporting tissue.

Periodontal disease treatment options

Dr. Schechter stresses that periodontal treatment should be given in the least invasive and most cost-effective way possible. This includes non-surgical treatments such as:

  • Scaling and root planning
  • Ultrasonic disruption of biofilm
  • Adjunctive therapy such as local delivery antimicrobials
  • Use of a diode laser

It’s a good idea to treat any irritation, swelling, or redness in gums as soon as possible to help ease your discomfort. More importantly, we can help to make sure the condition doesn’t worsen. We can explain more about these treatment options and how they can work for you when you schedule an appointment.


Dr. Schechter makes you feel comfortable, has the latest in equipment and tools, and is very professional. He is friendly and extremely knowledgeable about his field. He will not oversell like some dentists do, and will do only what is necessary. He openly tries to save his patients money whenever possible, while doing excellent work.
– Ronalda

To see a periodontal specialist who believes in cost-effective, less invasive treatment, call us at (818) 880-4023 today or click the button below to make an appointment online.

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