Periodontal Treatment in Brentwood, CA
Have you been diagnosed with periodontal (gum) disease? Do you need help restoring your dental health? At Platinum Smiles Family Dentistry, we help patients get back on track to wellness without judgment or guilt.
We know that people stay away from the dentist for a variety of reasons. Whatever your reason may be, we look forward to welcoming you back and providing solutions for you to get healthy again.
If you have noticed that you have blood in the sink when you brush your teeth or that you have a lot of white buildup on your teeth and near your gum line, it is possible that you have periodontal disease — especially if it has been awhile since you have been to the dentist.
Periodontal disease is a serious infection in your gums. While some people report having no symptoms at all, some of the more common symptoms you may have include:
- Swollen gums
- Loose Teeth
- Bad Breath
- Painful gums
Periodontal disease is serious because it has been linked to numerous systemic conditions such as cardiovascular health, diabetes, respiratory infections, and even cancer. Putting off treatment could have serious consequences to your health including an increased risk for a heart attack.
At Platinum Smiles Family Dentistry, we can recommend a treatment plan to eliminate your infection and heal your gums. Most periodontal treatment begins with a deep cleaning above and below the gum line. Our cleanings are gentle and thorough, so you do not have to worry about being in pain. We can anesthetize you for your treatment, if necessary, and if you have a severe dental phobia we offer conscious sedation in our office.
Once you have a deep cleaning to eliminate the infection in your gums, we will put you on a catch-up care regimen to assist in healing. It may take from several weeks to months to properly eliminate and heal your soft tissue, depending on the severity of your infection.
After your gums are healed and healthy again, we will set up a regular cleaning schedule to keep you on track. Once you have periodontal disease, you are always more susceptible to a reccurrence, so we will monitor you closely. We know that once you are healed, you want to stay healthy.
Diligent Home Care
Our dentist, Dr. Huma Bayat, will go over home care techniques to assist in healing and to help you avoid future infections. She may recommend products that can help you get better faster. She will go over all of the details of your treatment after your initial evaluation.
Schedule Your Periodontal Evaluation
If you suspect you have gum disease, contact our Brentwood, CA office to schedule a full periodontal evaluation. Our helpful and compassionate team will support you in restoring your dental health and improving the comfort of your teeth and gums.