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Periodontal Care


Diagram of periodontitis and a healthy tooth

To Help Improve Your Oral and Overall Health


Periodontal disease, or gum disease as it is commonly known, is a serious dental problem that can cause extensive damage to your gums. Moreover, when left untreated, the disease spreads the jawbone, where it can damage it and even cause serious tooth damage problems. However, gum disease is not just an oral health problem. The dental problems it brings about, plus the strain the gum disease infection can have on your body, is a great threat to your overall health. Fortunately, it is possible to treat gum disease, and even remedy the damage it might have caused. At Dublin Family Dental, we offer comprehensive periodontal care, which helps to restore your oral as well as overall health. Read on to find out more about our periodontal solutions.

Periodontal Disease and Its Causes


Periodontal disease is a dental condition characterized by a bacterial infection, which starts in the gum tissues before spreading to the bone tissue. The infection is usually caused by poor oral hygiene practices, which allows dental plaque (a sticky foam that contains bacteria) to build up. When the plaque is not removed, it hardens into tartar, and this can only be removed through professional dental cleaning. The presence of the plaque and tartar allows the bacteria to infect your gum tissues.

Treatment Solutions for Periodontal Disease


The periodontal care we offer helps to address gum disease at its various stages. However, the treatment varies from one patient to another, depending on their oral health status, and how advanced the disease is. Therefore, to offer an accurate and customized treatment solution, we first conduct a thorough examination to determine all these factors.

Following the results of the examination, the treatment we offer you can include the following:
•  Professional dental cleaning - this involves cleaning of your teeth to remove the dental plaque and tartar on your teeth and below the gumline. This helps to get rid of the oral bacteria causing the infection.
•  Scaling and root planning - if the plaque and tartar are lodged below the gumline, they are scrapped from the tooth (scaling). The rough spots on the roots left behind after the removal of the plaque and tartar are then smoothed (planning) to ensure that more plaque does not collect.
•  Pocket reduction surgery - the procedure helps to eliminate the pockets that are created between the teeth and gums due to the gum disease infection. It involves folding the gum tissue to reduce the pockets. It is usually performed following a deep cleaning, and scaling and root planning procedures to ensure that there are no bacteria.
•  Gum grafting - this is a tissue regeneration procedure that helps to grow new gum tissue to replace the one that is damaged by the infection. It is usually performed when gum recession is present.
•  Bone-grafting - a gum disease infection that spreads to the jawbone can cause bone loss. Bone grafting procedures are used in this case to help regenerate new bone tissue.

Are you worried that you might have gum disease? We, at Dublin Family Dental, can help. Call us today at (925) 587-4417 to find out about our periodontal care, and to schedule an appointment.

Office hours


Mon - Thurs: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri - Sun: Closed

Location


8265 Village Parkway
Dublin, CA 94568

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