Periodontists in Palo Alto, Redwood City & Santa Clara
What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease is a bacterial infection in your gums that, when left untreated, can lead to destruction of the tissue surrounding your gums and can result in loss of tooth and other serious complications. At Blue Turtle Dental, our periodontists provide high-tech periodontal services in Palo Alto, Redwood City, & Santa Clara, CA.
Brushing and flossing are the first line of defense when it comes to preventing the plaque buildup that causes gum disease, but plaque that builds up causes tartar, and that needs to be removed by a dentist.
Hence, regular visits to your dental doctor and periodic periodontal checkups are important. Periodontal services and treatment depend upon the type of gum disease and how far the condition has progressed. Good oral hygiene at home can prevent periodontal disease from becoming more serious. Brushing twice a day, flossing your teeth daily, eating a balanced diet, and visiting your dentist regularly can help prevent periodontal disease from recurring.
At Blue Turtle Dental, we provide non-surgical and surgical procedures to treat gum diseases. Schedule an appointment with our best dentist in Redwood City and Palo Alto dental team to find the best periodontal services and solutions to your gum problems.
What is the difference between gingivitis and periodontitis?
The first stage of gum disease is called gingivitis and is the only stage that is reversible. During this stage, bacteria in the plaque can cause inflammation in the gums that can in turn result the gums to easily bleed during brushing. In this stage, the gums are infected, but the teeth are firmly planted in their sockets.
If not treated in time, gingivitis can lead to a more serious, destructive form of gum disease called periodontitis, when the inner layers of the gum and bone pull away from the teeth and form pockets that in turn attract debris and harmful bacteria. Over time, the bacteria in the plaque and pockets generate toxins that further break down the bones and connective tissue that hold the tooth in place, eventually leading to tooth loss.
What procedures do you provide to treat gum diseases?
At Blue Turtle Dental, we provide non-surgical and surgical procedures, including deep cleaning (or root planning and scaling), extraction, and tissue and bone graft to treat periodontal diseases.
Root Planing & Scaling – During deep cleaning, your dentist will clean your teeth below your gum line. At Blue Turtle Dental, we provide high-tech periodontal services and use specialized tools or soft-tissue lasers to clean away calcified tartar and plaque from around the affected teeth. We use single Tooth Anesthesia to quickly and comfortably numb the affected area without any daunting syringes or pain, so your experience is comfortable and relaxed.
Tissue Graft – Once the soft tissue has pulled back further away from the affected tooth, there is no way to regenerate the tissue. We perform the tissue graft procedure to cover tooth roots and help provide support to your teeth and underlying bones.
Bone Graft – A minor surgical procedure that allows your dentist to add grafting material to the surrounding bone around the affected teeth and help regenerate the supporting bone, thus increasing bone support and helping keep teeth in place.
Periodontal & Oral Surgery Services in Palo Alto & Redwood City, CA
Blue Turtle Dental is located in Palo Alto, Redwood City, & Santa Clara, California. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yen & Dr. Hussain and discuss the best periodontal services and solutions to restore your dental health.