Gum Disease

Gum Disease

Gum Disease services offered in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Gum disease is a serious issue for both your dental and overall health. Residents of Los Angeles, California, can rely on the care of William Ginzburg, DDS, for outstanding gum health care, through his practice at Sunset Smile Dental in Sunset Plaza, located in West Hollywood. Booking a visit is as simple as a phone call or a few clicks of the mouse.

Gum Disease Q & A

What are the types of gum disease?

Your gum tissue is an incredibly resilient and adaptable type of tissue. Gum tissue also plays a vital role in holding your teeth in place as well as creating a barrier between your mouth and your bloodstream.


You’re probably aware that the human mouth is teeming with a mix of harmful and helpful bacteria. If that bacteria enters your bloodstream, it can do widespread harm. 


There are two stages of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontitis.



This is the early stage of gum disease and is marked by inflamed gums. Gingivitis can often be reversed if you embrace a solid dental hygiene routine. 



At this more advanced stage of gum disease, your gums become so swollen they begin to pull away from the surface of your teeth, leaving pockets where bacteria can thrive. Left untreated, periodontitis can damage the underlying bone and allow bacteria to enter your bloodstream, which can cause widespread harm.


Taking good care of your gums is just as important as taking care of your teeth.  


How do I know if I have gum disease?

The easiest way to stay on top of your gum health is by coming in for routine dental exams. This allows your dentist to detect signs of inflammation in the earliest possible stages when the condition can be reversed.


Some signs of gum disease include:

  • Swollen gums
  • Reddened gum tissue
  • Bleeding during brushing or flossing
  • Loose teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Bad breath


If you notice these changes, schedule a visit at Sunset Smile Dental right away. There are treatments that can help you get back on track to healthier gums. Gum surgery is an option when severely damaged gum tissue needs to be removed or to rearrange gum tissue to protect your teeth at the gum line. 


How can I prevent gum disease?

The best way to prevent gum disease is to create healthy dental hygiene habits. Proper brushing and flossing keeps the bacteria within your mouth in a healthy balance. This reduces the risk of your gum tissue becoming overwhelmed by bacteria. 


During your next dental exam, ask your dentist to demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques. You can also ask about which advanced dental devices can take your at-home dental care to the next level. 


Again, there is no replacement for routine dental exams. These visits allow a dental professional to assess your gums for signs of disease and to perform a professional teeth cleaning that leaves your teeth and gums healthy and clean. 


When you’re ready to book your next visit, simply use the online scheduling page, or call the office to set up an appointment.