Periodontal Treatment in Concord, CA
In addition to advanced dental treatment, Clayton Dental Group offers gentle periodontal therapy for patients suffering from gum disease. Dr. Haidari and his team utilize the latest tools and techniques to care for our patients, offering the top periodontal treatment near Concord, CA. We work hard to spot any underlying issues in the gums as early as possible, to ensure you get the effective treatment you need. Our regular dental cleanings and examinations also include plenty of preventive care and maintenance on gum lines!
What Is Gum Disease?
A healthy mouth includes teeth and gums; if the gums are healthy, they will help protect teeth from decay. Gum disease is a general term for a buildup of bacteria and inflammation of the gum line. Typically, gum disease can be caused by poor oral care routines, skipping dental appointments, genetics, advanced age, or chronic illness. If your gum disease is left untreated, you could be at a higher risk for developing the following conditions:
- Heart Disease
- Premature Or Low-Weight Babies
What are the Symptoms Of Gum Disease?
Gum disease often has no symptoms in its earliest stages, so maintaining your regular dentist appointments at Clayton Dental Group is essential to managing periodontal concerns as early as possible. If you experience any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment immediately:
- Loose teeth
- Tooth and mouth pain
- Receding, swollen, and painful gums
- Bleeding while brushing and flossing
- Mouth sores
- Bad breath
- Pus between teeth
- Ill-fitting dentures
- A change in your bite
We offer the following forms of periodontal treatment:
Scaling and Root Planning (Deep Cleaning)
Scaling and root planning, or SRP, help to remove plaque buildup below the gum line to help prevent gingivitis from progressing into periodontitis. Treatment with SRP can stop the formation of harmful bacteria that contribute to gum tissue inflaming and receding, while smoothing the enamel surfaces to reduce tooth sensitivity.
Deep pockets in the gums (periodontal pockets) can trap bacteria, which may invade the tissues and bones that support the teeth. Among other things, this can cause tooth loss. A professional cleaning will deep clean the periodontal pocket, which helps prevent further decay, pain, and swelling.
Scaling and root planning can be performed in-office or through fully-equipped dental surgery. The most common instruments used to scale the teeth include various sizes of curettes, subgingival curettes, ultrasonic tooth scalers, and hand instruments. The mechanisms or ultrasonic scaler are applied directly to the tooth surface to carefully remove plaque and calculus deposits.
Laser Gum Treatments
Dr. Mehran Haidari uses soft tissue lasers to treat gum disease and its uncomfortable symptoms, including bleeding gums, loose teeth, and bad breath. Advanced laser technologies offer heightened precision and control, making them more effective than conventional methods of treating gum disease. Laser treatments are also faster and less painful than traditional and surgical gum treatments.
Bite therapy at Clayton Dental Group involves a variety of techniques to treat dysfunctional bites, reshape the biting surfaces of the teeth ,and eliminate excessive pressure where the teeth are brought into contact. This is done by carefully dividing bite pressures evenly across all teeth.
Bite adjustment therapy at Clayton Dental Group may include:
- Bite splint therapy uses a custom-fitted and adjusted plastic bite guard to keep the teeth apart, worn during the day, at night, or both.
- Braces to reposition mal-aligned or drifted teeth.
- Replacement of old, worn out, or damaged fillings.
- Reconstruction of badly worn and damaged teeth.
At Clayton Dental, we may recommend bite therapy for patients experiencing pain from TMJ disorder or excessive pressure in one or more teeth. It is also helpful to relieve joint stress caused by a misaligned or drifting bite. Our experienced dentist will create a custom-fitted splint or orthotic appliance to fit your mouth, allowing you to use your jaw muscles again.
Osseous surgery is a targeted intervention to improve access to tooth root surfaces. Osseous surgery reshapes deformities and removes pockets in the alveolar bone surrounding the teeth. It is an everyday necessity to treat more advanced periodontal diseases effectively. The osseous surgery aims to reduce or eliminate periodontal pockets that cause periodontal disease. The procedure is reported to feel more like a thorough cleaning.
The goals of osseous surgery often include:
Reducing Bacterial Spread: Deep tartar can harbor bacteria that can spread throughout the body and cause heart disease or respiratory ailments. That's why having your teeth professionally cleaned by a dentist regularly is essential.
Preventing Bone Loss: Periodontal disease can lead to bone loss and tooth extraction if left untreated. Osseous surgery seeks to stop the periodontal infection before it progresses that far.
Enhancing the Smile: Mouths with periodontal disease are often unsightly. Brown gums, rotting teeth, and ridge indentations can make a person too self-conscious to smile, even though there's no reason! If you need it, osseous surgery can help reduce bacteria and disease in your mouth and restore its former radiance, all while boosting your confidence.
Facilitating Home Care: Deeply recessed gum pockets make brushing and flossing difficult. Gum surgery can improve the condition of these pockets, making it easier to keep them clean.
The surgical procedure removes dead or dying tissue, including the affected gum and bone. Next, the gums will be placed back over the remaining bone, sutured, and covered. Pain medicine and mouth rinses containing chlorhexidine are generally prescribed.
Advanced Periodontal Care for Healthier Smiles
Gum disease has the potential to impact total-body health, and periodontal concerns should be addressed as early as possible. Call Clayton Dental Group today to schedule your next periodontal appointment!