Are you looking for top periodontal care in Santa Rosa, CA? If so, look no further than our Santa Rosa dentist Dr. Sean Wilson
What Is Periodontal Care?
Periodontal care is a term used to describe dental treatments that focus on the health of your gums. This can include preventive measures like regular cleanings and more intensive gum disease or infection treatments.
The Sean S Wilson DDS team can help you with overall periodontal care and maintenance in Santa Rosa, CA. With the most up-to-date treatment options and friendly staff, we can help you maintain healthy teeth and gums, giving you the confidence to show off your smile.
Did you know…
The CDC estimates that nearly half of adults aged 30 and older have some form of gum disease, making it a prevalent oral health issue.
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Red and swollen gums
One of the first signs of gum disease is red, swollen, or tender gums. This occurs due to inflammation caused by the buildup of plaque and bacteria.
Gums that bleed easily during brushing, flossing, or eating can indicate gum disease.
Persistent bad breath or an unpleasant taste in your mouth can be a sign of gum disease, as it may result from bacteria and plaque buildup.
Gums that appear to be pulling away from the teeth, making the teeth look longer, can indicate gum disease progression.
Loose or shifting teeth
As gum disease progresses, it can weaken the supporting structures of the teeth, leading to loose teeth or changes in how your teeth fit together when you bite.
Periodontal Treatment Options
Deep cleaning involves the removal of tartar and bacteria from below the gum line. This procedure can help reduce gum disease symptoms such as redness, swelling, and bleeding.
Scaling and Root Planing
This procedure addresses pockets of infection between the teeth and gums. It involves removing plaque from the roots of teeth below the gum line and smoothing out any rough spots to help prevent further plaque buildup.
Flap surgery is used to treat more severe cases of periodontal disease by removing plaques or tartar located beneath the gums. It involves lifting the gums to access and clean these areas more thoroughly.
Bone Grafts and Dental Implants
Suppose you’ve experienced extensive damage to your jawbone because of periodontal disease. In that case, Dr. Sean Wilson can perform bone grafts to regenerate lost tooth structure in these areas before dental implants can be placed.
Before & Afters
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does Periodontal Treatment Hurt?
Periodontal treatment aims to address gum disease and improve the health of your gums and supporting structures. The level of discomfort experienced during periodontal treatment varies depending on your pain tolerance and the type of treatment being performed.
Can you reverse gum disease?
Yes, the early stages of gum disease can be reversed. Gum disease is typically divided into two main stages: gingivitis and periodontitis.
Gingivitis is the initial stage of gum disease, characterized by inflammation of the gums due to plaque and bacteria buildup. At this stage, the damage to the gums is still reversible. However, if gingivitis is left untreated, it can progress to periodontitis, a more severe form of gum disease. While the damage from periodontitis can be managed and halted with professional treatment, the lost bone and tissue typically cannot be completely reversed. If bone or tooth loss occurs, dental implants or other restorative dental treatments may be necessary.