Periodontics Specialist

Esthetic Partners Dental Group

General Dentistry: Ontario CA, Pico Rivera CA, Cerritos CA, Riverside CA, & Fontana CA

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, damages your teeth and surrounding bone and is a major cause of tooth loss. At Esthetic Partners Dental Group, the team boasts years of experience in diagnosing and treating periodontal disease and offering customized periodontal treatments to restore a healthy mouth. To take advantage of periodontics services, call the practice in Ontario, Pico Rivera, Cerritos, Fontana, or Riverside, California to make an appointment or use the online tool to schedule.

Periodontics Q&A

What is periodontics?

Periodontics is the oral health practice that focuses on the health of your gums. The dentists at Esthetic Partners Dental Group specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating gum disease. They can also help you manage oral inflammation, a major indicator of future gum disease development. 

You want to avoid periodontal, or gum, disease because it can lead to major complications, including tooth loss. The infection infiltrates the structures around your teeth, including soft tissues like your gums and the periodontal ligament and your alveolar bone. These important structures hold your teeth in place and keep them firmly rooted into your jaw bone. When they start to degrade, so does the integrity of your teeth. 

Why should I seek a provider with a specialization in periodontics?

Gum disease is serious. Over time, unhealthy gums can lead to poor dental health. Gum disease has also been linked to system-wide health problems, like coronary artery disease, stroke, and arthritis. 

When you have a provider like those at Esthetic Partners Dental Group who specialize in periodontal care, they can help you prevent gum disease, diagnose it early (when interventions are least invasive and successful), and prevent complications like tooth loss. 

What are the treatments used in periodontics?

Periodontal treatments are those that help prevent or treat periodontal disease. They can restore your gums and gum line, enhance your dental hygiene, and boost the look of your smile. 

At Esthetic Partners Dental Group, your dedicated provider may notice gingivitis, or irritation of your gums, at a check-up and give you recommendations on how to reverse this first stage of gum inflammation. Gingivitis is characterized by puffy, inflamed gums that bleed easily when you brush or floss. 

If you have significant buildup that suggests disease, the providers at Esthetic Partners Dental Group provide deep cleanings, including scaling and root planing, to carefully clean the root surfaces and remove tartar and plaque from deep periodontal pockets.

In more advanced cases of gum disease, your periodontal specialist can fold back your gum tissue, remove the disease-causing bacteria, and secure the tissue back in place. 

To learn more about the periodontics care offered at Esthetic Partners Dental Group, set up an appointment by phone or online.