A healthy smile begins with healthy gums
Everyone is at risk of gum disease despite even the best oral hygiene routine. At New Leaf Rohnert Park, we understand the importance of healthy gums and the risks to your teeth and bone if gum disease goes untreated. Our team of periodontal specialists focus on treating gingivitis and periodontal disease in order to help ensure you have a healthy, beautiful smile.
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Why choose our Rohnert Park periodontist
Choosing the right dental team can make all the difference in your oral health, and this includes your gums. At New Leaf Rohnert Park, we offer a wide range of services to treat all your dental concerns all under one roof. Whether you are looking for a routine exam or dental cleaning or need more specialized care, like periodontics, we are here to make sure all your oral concerns are taken care of.
In the case of periodontal disease, our team of specialists will work with you to develop an individual treatment plan that will address the extent of your disease progression and get you on track to healthier gums and a healthier smile. This may require multiple office visits and different treatment options, but our goal is to help you achieve the best oral health possible and help you save your beautiful smile.
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What is Periodontics?
Most people are familiar with routine dental cleanings and hopefully schedule them at least every six months. Unfortunately, when you suffer with gingivitis and gum disease, a routine cleaning isn’t always enough. A deep cleaning targets larger amounts of bacteria and tartar buildup, often also needing to target pockets in the gums with a treatment known as scaling and root planing.
When inflammation occurs in the gums they separate from the tooth, creating pockets where tartar and bacteria build up. When this occurs, your teeth and bone are at risk. Scaling and root planing targets the teeth below these pockets. Scaling removes plaque from the tooth surface and in the pockets while root planing addresses plaque and tartar on the surface of the roots.
Pocket irrigation is a dental treatment used in both traditional dental cleanings and deep cleanings. This treatment uses a powerful stream of water to flush out plaque and tartar deposits, as well as infection causing bacteria. In severe cases of gingivitis, pocket irrigation can also apply antibacterial agents to kill remaining bacteria, further reducing the risk of infection.
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If you experience bleeding when you brush your teeth, battle bad breath, or see visible swelling in your gums, you may have gum disease. Seeking periodontal treatment as soon as possible is essential to saving your teeth.
If you think you may be at risk, contact Dr. Eddie Kuo and the team at New Leaf Rohnert Park today to schedule a consultation and let us help you get on the road to a healthier mouth and a beautiful smile.