Periodontal Services in
Yorba Linda

Periodontitis, or gum disease, is a condition that affects nearly half of all adults to some extent. It occurs when a person’s gums have become irritated due to exposure from bacteria and plaque. From there, the disease can progress until it is either stopped with treatment or causes more serious damage.

Periodontal Treatment in Yorba Linda

Periodontal services are very important to our team at Digital Dentistry of Yorba Linda, as we are highly committed to providing effective treatment and care for patients suffering from gum disease. There are several stages to periodontitis, and the type of treatment that is provided typically depends on just how far the disorder has progressed. Although the early stages of periodontitis may seem relatively minor, the condition can eventually lead to tooth loss and jawbone deterioration if it is left untreated. For that reason, seeking treatment for gum disease early is strongly recommended. The experts at Digital Dentistry of Yorba Linda are prepared to offer top-quality treatment for virtually all stages of periodontitis. Our practice offers the following periodontal services for patients:

  • Scaling and Root Planing: Scaling and root planing is used to treat gum disease in its early to moderate stages. This treatment consists of using dental equipment to access the areas below the gum line and remove any bacteria and plaque. The root surfaces are then carefully smoothed out to prevent future buildups. This treatment is highly effective in putting an early stop to periodontitis.
  • Dental Crown Lengthening: A common problem associated with periodontitis is for the gum tissue to appear inflamed and swollen. This results in a “gummy” smile that can appear unattractive. Dental crown lengthening corrects this problem by cutting into the gum tissue and reshaping the gums. We may also provide dental crown lengthening to access a patient’s tooth below the gum line if damage has occurred in that area.
  • Laser Treatment: Our experts can use a dental laser to access and remove any swollen gum tissue that surrounds a tooth. The laser is also used for removing accumulations of tartar and plaque and for smoothing out the root surfaces. Many patients prefer laser treatments over conventional scaling and root planing since it typically features a quicker recovery period and reduced discomfort.
  • Pocket Reduction: As periodontitis progresses, the gums will retract and pull away from the teeth. This creates voids called periodontal pockets that can allow the condition to spread throughout the rest of the mouth more easily. Eliminating these pockets is critical for treating periodontitis. By applying a special antimicrobial liquid directly to these pockets, we can work to decrease the size of these pockets and stop the disease from spreading.
  • Ridge Preservation: If a tooth is lost because of severe periodontitis, that area of the jawbone will likely begin to experience structure loss. This can make it difficult to install a dental implant later. A ridge preservation procedure will prevent structure loss from occurring and keep the area healthy so that an implant can be installed. Our experts will apply bone grafts to the affected area so that any deterioration that occurs will be greatly reduced.
  • Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation: Periodontitis can often result in a receding gum line. A pinhole gum rejuvenation procedure will treat this problem without having to make any incisions. Our experts will use advanced equipment to make a series of ultra-small holes in the gum tissue and then gently massage it back into place using specialized tools. Since no surgery is needed, the patient will enjoy a fast recovery after the procedure.
  • Sinus Lift: If periodontitis spreads to the upper jawbone, it may cause the structure to decay and prevent implants from being installed. This is because the decayed structure will no longer provide an adequate barrier between the proposed implants and the sinus membrane. A sinus lift procedure can be used to access and lift the sinus membrane so that implants can be installed. After the procedure, bone grafts will be applied to encourage healing.
  • Bone Grafting: A bone graft refers to the practice of applying special proteins and artificial bone material directly to a damaged or decayed bone structure for the purpose of promoting new bone growth. This is important for treating periodontitis because it allows us to restore an individual’s damaged or decayed jawbone. A strong and healthy jawbone will provide facial structure for the patient and provide an adequate base for any dental implants that are used to replace lost teeth.

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Michael Hill

The staff were friendly and very informative. The dentist helped answer all of my questions. I would recommend this place to a friend.
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Greg T.

I went here for the first time today and was very pleased with my experience. They were willing to see me within 30 minutes of calling them because I had a severe toothache. The entire staff was very courteous and helpful.
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Bud Gminski

This office is very professional. They treat you for what’s needed and won’t try to sell you non-necessary services. They treat me (and from what I’ve observed all their patients) with courtesy, respect, and a friendly attitude. I have had quite a few Dentists in various places I’ve lived and this office is at the top. I am 100% satisfied.
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