General Dentistry in Aliso Viejo
Dr. Lauren Truong of Pacific Park Dental Care is your partner in creating a strong, healthy smile for you and your entire family. With her broad and comprehensive range of general dentistry services, Dr. Truong is providing essential preventive care to adults and children alike. Conditions like tooth decay and gum disease may be common, but they simply don’t have to be a part of your life. At Dr. Truong’s Aliso Viejo dental office, we have the knowledge and the tools to treat and prevent many of the most common conditions you may face.
Supporting Oral and Overall Health with Checkups and Cleanings
We often think of our oral health and our overall health as occupying different spheres that never intersect.But in reality, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Recent medical studies have shown that oral health is directly related to other medical problems, including:
- Heart disease
- Respiratory ailments
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Pregnancy complications
All of which explains why prevention, and not just for adults, is so important. Thorough checkups and professional cleanings are an essential part of providing the general dentistry care adults and children both need.
We recommend coming to Dr. Truong’s Aliso Viejo dental office for regular checkups like these twice a year. During your checkup and cleaning, Dr. Truong will complete a full oral exam, complete with digital X-rays, to look for tooth decay and gum disease. As your family’s general dentist, Dr. Truong wants to diagnose common conditions early, when treating them will be more comfortable and will require less extensive work.
Gum Disease Treatment without Surgery
Gingivitis and periodontitis, which are more commonly referred to as gum diseases, are serious issues. Their symptoms include bad breath, inflammation, and bleeding of the gums. If left untreated, these gum disease symptoms can eventually lead to pain, swelling, and bone loss. But thankfully, non-surgical care from Dr. Truong can help.
One of the first non-surgical treatments for gum disease is a deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing. This type of cleaning will remove the deeper levels of plaque and tartar from under the gums and on the root surfaces, where tooth brush bristles and dental floss cannot reach. Antibiotics and antibacterial treatments can also be used. When placed in the affected areas, they kill bacteria under the gums and around the bone, preventing further deterioration.
Are You Ready for Transformative Care?
To help our patients improve the health and appearance of their smiles, Pacific Park Dental Care offers a range of effective general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services. To find more about what Dr. Truong offers, explore our website. And if you’re ready to schedule a visit for yourself or your child, don’t hesitate to give our Aliso Viejo office a call today.