Searching for a Perodontist in Upland or Chino/Chino Hills?

Periodontal disease, which is also called periodontitis and gum disease, is the main cause of tooth loss among adults. This condition is only curable in its earliest stage, and that is why your periodontist in Upland, Chino Hills and Chino provides such thorough preventive care. Keeping your gums healthy requires that you floss and brush regularly and never miss a teeth cleaning appointment.

Periodontal Disease Explained

no periodontal disease smilePlaque is a sticky substance that contains oral bacteria and clings to your teeth. The formation of plaque is a natural, normal process, but you must remove it with meticulous brushing and flossing every day. If you fail to do so, the bacteria in this biofilm can irritate and inflame your gums, leading to the first stage of gum disease called gingivitis.

In as little as one day, plaque can harden into tartar, which can only be removed by your periodontist or dental hygienist. If this hard calculus forms along the gumline and isn’t removed with a dental tool called a scaler, it will eventually loosen the bond between the gum tissues and the teeth, creating openings called periodontal pockets. Collecting food particles and bacteria, these pockets will deepen as the gum tissues and bone that support the teeth are slowly destroyed by periodontal disease.

Preventing Periodontal Disease

Once full-blown periodontitis sets in, the condition can be managed, but never fully cured. Therefore, we're vigilant about helping you prevent the condition in the first place. At every checkup, your periodontist will probe your gums with a special instrument to check for the beginnings of periodontal pockets and also look for bleeding, redness or loose teeth that may indicate the presence of gum disease.

We’ll also perform a thorough cleaning to remove plaque and tartar and educate you on how to maintain healthy gums at home. You should visit your periodontist every six months, but you may need to see us more frequently if you have medical conditions or take medications that place you at a higher risk for periodontal disease.

Standard Treatments for Gum Disease

If you have gingivitis, a professional teeth cleaning may be the only treatment necessary to reverse the condition. If you have periodontal disease, which is indicated by pockets measuring more than 3 millimeters, your periodontist in Upland or Chino/Chino Hills will perform a type of deep cleaning called scaling and root planing. This procedure consists of removing bacteria, plaque and tartar from below the gumline, followed by smoothing the rough surfaces of the tooth roots. A deep cleaning helps the inflamed gums heal, shrink and reattach to the teeth. If appropriate healing doesn’t take place, your periodontist may need to perform surgery to reduce pocket depths, reconstruct the gum tissues or rebuild missing bone tissue with a bone grafting procedure.

Your Periodontist in Upland, Chino and Chino Hills, CA

Our on-staff periodontist is not only experienced in treating periodontal disease but can also reshape the gums, restore lost bone tissue and place dental implants. Whether you’re due for a teeth cleaning or need treatment for advanced gum disease, contact our dental office today to schedule a consultation.

Chino & Chino Hills CA Dental OfficeUpland CA Dental Office

Maher Barsoum, DDS
14613 Ramona Ave.
Chino, CA 91710
Phone: 909-902-1708

We have recently moved our Chino office from the Pipeline Ave address. Please find our new location above.


Maher Barsoum, DDS
258 E 9Th Street
Upland, CA 91786
Phone: 909-920-5222

Next to the Grove Theatre in Historic Town of Upland



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