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.

Healthy Gums After Periodontal Disease Treatment

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What is Periodontics?

Periodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease, or gum disease. This can include the treatment of mild gingivitis before progression to more severe cases of periodontal disease. Periodontics includes a wide range of different treatment options, including the treatments below offered at New Leaf Rohnert Park.

Deep Cleaning

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.

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

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.

Man Checking his Gums After Periodontal Treatment

Benefits of Periodontal Treatments

Periodontal is the most common cause of tooth loss among adults in the United States. However, the good news is it is easily treatable, especially if caught early. Periodontal treatment not only helps to save you from tooth loss, but this treatment also provides many benefits you can experience after your first visit. These benefits include:
Relief from Discomfort – gum disease is often painful and can contribute to tooth sensitivity.
Improved Smile – inflammation or receding gums can keep you from sharing your smile with others.
Improved Breath – trapped bacteria associated with gum disease contributes to foul breath.
Improved Overall Health – recent studies show a connection between gum disease and an increased risk of heart attack or stroke.

Our Guarantee to Excellence

At New Leaf Rohnert Park, we understand that optimal oral health is not possible with unhealthy gums and our periodontal team of professionals is here to help address all your periodontal concerns. Getting gum disease under control is essential to save your natural teeth and reduce your risk of further dental complications. We will work with you to eliminate gum disease, as well as work to prevent it from recurring. This helps to build a solid foundation for a healthy, beautiful smile.
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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.

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