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Gum Disease Therapy – Campbell, CA

Stop Gum Disease in Its Tracks

Tooth decay isn’t the only threat to your oral health. Gum disease affects 50% of adults over the age of 30. Not only is it a leading cause of tooth loss, but it can also affect your overall wellness. Gum disease is linked to an increased risk of various health problems, like heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and pregnancy complications. Don’t worry, Dr. Karen Ho can restore a healthy smile with gum disease therapy.

What is Gum Disease?

Comparison of healthy and unhealthy gums

Gum disease is a preventable infection caused by poor oral hygiene. Bacteria found in plaque and tartar buildup can irritate and inflame the gum tissue. With no treatment, gum disease can destroy the supporting structures of your teeth, ultimately leading to tooth loss. Bacteria from the infection may also enter your bloodstream, wreaking havoc on your health as it circulates throughout your body.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Model of bacteria and plaque near gum line

The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis. It causes red, swollen, and bleeding gums. You can also experience bad breath or an unpleasant taste in your mouth. As the infection progresses, your gum line can recede and your teeth can loosen. You may see pus near your gum line and experience tooth sensitivity.

How Do We Treat Gum Disease?

Dental laser treating gum disease

We offer non-surgical periodontal care for treating gum disease. We can use an ultrasonic scaler to remove bacteria and tartar along and below the gum line. The ultrasonic scaler does this job comfortably, using a special tip that creates high-frequency vibrations, which remove the plaque that inflames gum tissue and leads to infection.

Scaling & Root Planing

Female dental patient looking in a mirror

Non-surgical periodontal care for gum disease can also involve root planing, which is a procedure where we smooth the tooth roots to make it harder for plaque and tartar to cling below the gum line, as well as make it easier for you to clear away this debris with flossing at home.


During your preventive dentistry visits, we’ll teach you how to effectively guard against gum disease. Our team will be glad to show you the proper techniques for brushing and flossing to make sure you’re removing as much of the disease-causing biofilm as possible. After you’ve received periodontal care, we may recommend that you visit our office more regularly for checkups so that we can ensure there isn’t a recurrence of infection.


If you have symptoms of gum disease, don’t ignore them. Request an appointment through our website or call our office at (408) 583-5764.