The Periodontists at Blue Oaks Dental are dentists who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal diseases. Periodontal diseases are conditions affecting the supportive structure around your teeth, including your gingivae (gums), periodontal ligaments, alveolar bone, and cementum. The most common forms of periodontal disease are plaque-induced inflammatory conditions like gingivitis or periodontitis. Periodontists treat periodontal disease with a wide range of techniques, including scaling and root planing. This procedure involves cleaning and debriding the infected surface of the roots, removing damaged tissue and tartar.
For patients with more severe gum disease or a complex medical history, periodontists offer more complicated procedures and additional care. As well as treating periodontal diseases, periodontists are also trained in cosmetic periodontal procedures. Finally, periodontists have expertise in the replacement and repair of damaged or dangerous dental implants. Periodontal care is extremely important for the health of your smile and overall wellbeing. Research indicates that there is a strong relationship between periodontal diseases and other chronic issues associated with aging. To prevent more serious health problems later on, it is important to address these issues when they are in their nascent stages.
If one of the dentists at Blue Oak Dental thinks you need to see a periodontist for the benefit of your oral and overall health, we will refer you to one of our experts in the field. In addition to making sure that you feel relaxed and cared for, your periodontist will review your complete medical and dental histories. Before beginning any procedure, it is important for the periodontist to get a good idea of your general health, any medications you are taking, or if you are currently being treated for any conditions that can affect periodontal care, such as pregnancy, heart disease, and/or diabetes.
Next, the periodontist will examine your gums, check for gum line recession, assess how your teeth interact when you bite, and check for things like loose teeth. The periodontist will use a small instrument to measure the spaces between your teeth and gums, known as periodontal pockets. X-rays will also be used to observe the health of your teeth and the surrounding supportive tissue.
Any complications discovered by our periodontist during your visit will be addressed to the best of our ability, and the caring specialists at Blue Oak Dental Roseville will see to it that you receive the best help possible.
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