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Periodontics

Periodontal disease affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Gum disease can cause inflammation, tooth loss and bone damage. The infection starts when the gums become inflamed due to bacteria in plaque, a sticky, colorless film that forms on your teeth.

Risk Factors Leading to Gum Disease

  • Smoking
  • Chew Tobacco
  • Stress
  • Genetics
  • Pregnancy
  • Medications
  • Diabetes
  • Poor Nutrition

Types of Gum Disease

  • Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease, causing the gums to become red, swollen and bleed easily. There is no or very little discomfort associated with this stage of the disease. With a good oral hygiene regimen, the results of gingivitis can be reversed.
  • Aggressive periodontitis displays rapid bone destruction and attachment loss in clinically healthy patients.
  • Chronic periodontitis is one of the most common forms of gum disease and is frequently seen in adults. The stages progress slowly and can be recognized by gum recession and pocket formation.

Preventing Gum Disease

Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine and paying regular visits to your dentist can prevent gum disease. Daily brushing and flossing can keep plaque to a minimum. Professional cleanings every six months are also recommended.

Treating Gum Disease

In certain cases, periodontal surgery may be recommended to treat gum disease when non-surgical treatment is ineffective. We may recommend procedures such as pocket reduction, soft tissue grafts or bone regeneration to treat gum disease. If a tooth has been lost due to gum disease, dental implants are always an option for permanent tooth replacement.

YSGG Waterlase

In order to bring you a more pleasant dental experience, we use Waterlase both hard and soft tissue procedures. Through a combination of water and laser energy, Waterlase has revolutionized laser dentistry with more accuracy and precision and with your comfort in mind.

Tooth, bone and gum procedures have never been easier. Procedures that once took several appointments can now be finished in as little as one visit! Waterlase can cut into the tissue without the discomfort that heat, pressure and vibration normally causes. Thus, the patient needs less anesthesia or fewer shots. It’s so gentle that the procedures can be completed with little or no bleeding and less swelling.

Embarcadero Dentistry

  • Embarcadero Dentistry - 2 Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94111 Phone: 415-398-4400

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