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Periodontal Care

Periodontal Care is essential when it comes to preventing tooth loss. Advanced periodontal disease is not only an aesthetic concern since it can lead to bone loss. The team at Canaan Dental in San Jose, California, is here to help you manage and overcome periodontal disease.

Periodontal scaling and root planing (also referred to as deep cleaning) can help eliminate periodontal infections. Performing a scaling and root planing early enough can prevent the need for surgical therapies later on.


Treating periodontal disease

During your professional cleanings, Dr. Chou removes plaque and tartar buildup. Signs of gingivitis like swollen or bleeding gum tissues addressed. With proper care, you can reverse gingivitis with brushing and flossing within two weeks. If not, pockets will begin to develop under the gum tissues, triggering more chronic periodontal problems. We perform basic periodontal surgery and in select cases of pocket reduction. Also crown lengthening, scaling and root planning, along with basic dental cleanings

In addition if diagnosed with periodontal disease, your periodontist may recommend periodontal surgery. Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth like a turtleneck. When you have periodontal disease, this supporting tissue and bone is destroyed. Eventually forming “pockets” around the teeth. These deep pockets collect even more bacteria, resulting in further bone and tissue loss. Hence, if too much bone is lost, the teeth will need to be extracted.

Equally important crown lengthening can enhance the fit of a new crown. Crown lengthening involves pushing the gum tissue up and contouring the underlying bone to allow more surface area for a new crown to grab on to. A new crown made to be better fitting and more life-like. Incorrect fitting crowns often pocket food and lead to irritated and inflamed gums.

If you are looking to manage gum disease, the specialists at Canaan Dental are here to help. We perform all periodontal services in our office. Book online or call today to address your periodontal disease care in San Jose, California.

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