Your journey to optimal oral health begins with a practice that understands the intricacies of dental wellness.
At Matthew R. Comfort, DDS, FAGD, we recognize that a radiant smile is as much about healthy gums as bright teeth.
Understanding that a luminous smile synthesizes healthy gums and gleaming teeth, we at Matthew R. Comfort, DDS, FAGD specialize in holistic solutions for periodontal disease, a silent affliction that can advance unnoticed. Our adept team in Roseville, CA, is here to deliver premium periodontal disease treatment, merging technology and empathy, ensuring your gums are as healthy as your smile is stunning.
Armed with pioneering techniques and technology, our seasoned team is proficient in diagnosing and treating periodontal disease with precision and care. The journey through gum health concerns can be overwhelming, but with our understanding approach and customized treatment plans, we are here to walk beside you through every step. Should you observe any changes in your gums or simply want to address potential issues, we warmly welcome you to contact our office. Together, let’s support the health of your gums, cultivating a vibrant, enduring smile.
What Is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is an inflammatory ailment targeting the gums and, in severe cases, the bones supporting the teeth. It originates from bacteria in dental plaque and begins as gingivitis, marked by red, swollen, or bleeding gums.
Without intervention, gingivitis can escalate to periodontitis. In this stage, the gums and bone recede from the teeth, creating pockets susceptible to infection. As these pockets extend, they can result in advanced periodontitis—characterized by extensive bone and tissue damage. The condition will potentially lead to tooth loss if left untreated.
Symptoms Of Periodontal Disease
The symptoms of periodontal disease can range from subtle to noticeable. They include:
- Red, swollen, or tender gums
- Gums that bleed during brushing or flossing
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
- Receding gums
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Changes in bite or fit of dentures
Early detection and intervention are crucial in mitigating the progression and impact of periodontal disease, preserving the integrity of your oral health.
The Connection Between Periodontal Disease & Overall Health
Research has established a connection between periodontal disease and systemic health conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and respiratory diseases. The inflammation from periodontal disease can exacerbate these conditions, making it essential to manage gum health proactively to maintain overall well-being.
At Matthew R. Comfort, DDS, FAGD, we believe in a comprehensive approach to dental health, focusing on preventive measures and educating our patients on the importance of oral health in maintaining a healthy body.
Diagnosing Periodontal Disease
Timely detection is crucial in the effective management of periodontal disease. Our team conducts extensive examinations of your gums during regular check-ups, looking for any signs of inflammation and measuring the depth of periodontal pockets using specialized tools.
X-rays may be utilized to assess bone loss, and a meticulous review of your dental and medical history aids in crafting a precise and personalized treatment plan, allowing us to address your unique needs effectively.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Scaling & Root Planing
This non-surgical procedure is a foundational treatment for periodontal disease. It involves carefully removing tartar and plaque from above and below the gum line, including the roots of the teeth. This treatment is often the first step in controlling the infection and preventing further disease progression.
In conjunction with scaling and root planing, medications like antimicrobial mouth rinses and antiseptic solutions can be used to control bacteria and reduce the size of periodontal pockets, supporting the healing process and preventing further damage.
Prescription antimicrobial mouthwashes can be used to control bacteria and alleviate inflammation, contributing to the overall management of periodontal disease.
Maintaining optimal gum health continuously involves professional treatments and diligent at-home care. Regular dental check-ups, routine brushing and flossing, lifestyle choices like a balanced diet, and avoiding smoking play pivotal roles in sustaining gum health and averting further issues.
Referral To Periodontist
In advanced cases, our commitment to your oral health may lead us to refer you to a periodontist for specialized interventions like pocket reduction surgery, ensuring you receive the most comprehensive care possible.
Nurturing Your Oral Health Journey
At Matthew R. Comfort, DDS, FAGD, our commitment is to provide an environment of warmth, education, and exceptional care for periodontal disease. We welcome you to reach out to our Roseville, CA office to schedule an appointment and let us be your partner in nurturing a lifetime of radiant smiles and robust oral health.