Healthy Gums Mean Healthy Teeth
A periodontist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. They are trained to perform a variety of procedures that can maintain and improve the health of the soft tissues in your mouth.
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Functional crown lengthening is performed to remove excess gum and bone tissue in order to place a crown. This allows the gum line to look natural and enhance your natural smile.LEARN MORE
If a patient has an excess amount of tissue that connects the lower and upper lips to the jaw and gum line, a frenectomy procedure is performed to remove the excess tissue.LEARN MORE
Healthy gums are generally pink and anchor the teeth firmly in place.LEARN MORE
Gingivitis is a form of gum disease which is both highly treatable and preventable. It is the first stage of gum disease. As gum disease progresses, it ultimately leads to periodontitis.LEARN MORE
Moderate gum disease is when the tooth's bone tissue starts to deteriorate. Periodontitis occurs when plaque byproducts destroy the tissues that anchor your teeth in the bone.LEARN MORE
Advanced gum disease, or periodontitis, is a condition that affects nearly half of all adults over the age of 30. Periodontitis is a group of conditions that, if left untreated, can result in tooth loss.LEARN MORE
Periodontal Health Effects
Research has shown that gum disease can influence heart disease and other health conditions in negative ways.LEARN MORE
Teeth that are suffering damage from gum disease will always be more sensitive to cold; and if you avoid cleaning them due to this sensitivity, it can only make the problem worse.LEARN MORE
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1908 Coffee Rd.
Modesto, CA 95355