PLEASANTON, CA GENERAL DENTISTRY EAST BAY AREA

Alameda County, CA Cosmetic Dentistry

 

Periodontal Disease Treatment


Pleasanton-Perdiodontal-Disease-TreatmentPeriodontal treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of the disease.  Your Pleasanton CA East Bay Periodontal Disease Treatment Expert, Dr. John M. Gowey, and dental hygienist will evaluate for periodontal disease and recommend the appropriate treatment.

Periodontal disease progresses as the sulcus (pocket or space) between the tooth and gums gets filled with bacteria, plaque, and tartar, causing irritation to the surrounding tissues.

When these irritants remain in the pocket space, they can cause damage to the gums and eventually, the bone that supports the teeth!

If the disease is caught in the early stages of gingivitis, and no damage has been done, one to two regular cleanings will be recommended.  You will also be given instructions on improving your daily oral hygiene habits and having regular dental cleanings.

If the disease has progressed to more advanced stages, a special periodontal cleaning called scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) will be recommended.  It is usually done one quadrant of the mouth at a time while the area is numb.

In this procedure, tartar, plaque, and toxins are removed from above and below the gum line (scaling) and rough spots on root surfaces are made smooth (planing).  This procedure helps gum tissue to heal and pockets to shrink.  Medications, special medicated mouth rinses, and an electric tooth brush may be recommended to help control infection and healing.

If the pockets do not heal after scaling and root planing, periodontal surgery may be needed to reduce pocket depths, making teeth easier to clean.  Your Pleasanton CA East Bay Periodontal Disease Treatment Expert, Dr. John M. Gowey, may also recommend that you see a Periodontist (specialist of the gums and supporting bone).


If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule a FREE Dental Consultation please contact the office of Pleasanton CA East Bay Periodontal Disease Treatment Expert, Dr. John M. Gowey at 925-271-9291 today!

 
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Cosmetic Dentistry

Having a healthy, bright, beautiful smile enhances your appearance.

Periodontal Disease

4 out of 5 people have periodontal disease and don’t know it!

General Dentistry

Preventative care includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays.