At Dr. Carmichael Density, our office is committed to patient care by providing the best periodontist services possible. Periodontal treatments help various conditions that affect gums, teeth, and the jawbone. We specialize in the diagnosing, preventing, and treating periodontal disease. Our practice offers a wide range of treatments, including root surface debridement and scaling/root planning. Additionally, we’re trained in the placement, repair, and maintenance of dental implants.

If gums begin to deteriorate, they can become swollen, recede, or turn red. If poor gum health progresses, the surrounding areas can become affected. Periodontal problems often result from plaque and gingivitis and are infections that erode the support of natural teeth. Plaque usually consists of food particles and bacteria that stick to your teeth. When the food particles and bacteria aren’t removed, pockets of space will form, which provides a host for periodontal disease. When conditions worsen, they can result in the following:

  • Red or purple gums
  • Swollen/puffy gums
  • Gums that easily bleed easily when brushing or flossing
  • Bad breath
  • Pus between gums and teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Pain when chewing
  • Receding gums
  • Tooth loss

Carmichael Dentistry | Cosmetic, Implant & General Dentistry

If you are looking for a periodontist in San Diego, Dr. Carmichael is here to help! To prevent common dental problems, we recommend brushing your teeth with toothpaste that contains fluoride twice a day, flossing once a day, and rinsing with antiseptic mouthwash 1-2 times a day. Visit your dentist twice a year for professional cleaning to remove plaque and check your oral health for any problems. If you’d like to schedule your next dental appointment with Dr. Carmichael, give us a call at (858) 484-2560 or contact us on our website!