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Periodontal (Gum) Disease in Walnut Creek, CA

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What Is Gum Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is a condition of inflammation in the gums, which may result in considerable damage to your oral health. There are three stages of periodontal disease ranging from mild to advanced. The very first stage is gingivitis, which is caused by a buildup of plaque in the gum pockets. If not treated, gingivitis can develop into the next phase called periodontitis, which affects the fibers and bone that hold your tooth roots. Advanced periodontitis is the most serious phase of periodontal disease, which may cause teeth to become loose or fall out. To take care of gum disease, Life Dental & Orthodontics offers both surgical and nonsurgical treatments based on the seriousness of the disease, including scaling and root planing, antibiotics, and extractions. When you have signs of periodontal disease, get in touch with our office in Walnut Creek, CA to schedule an examination.

How Is Gum Disease Addressed?

Your periodontal treatment will be based on the intensity of the disease. If we determine you have periodontal disease, he will go over his recommendations for your treatment. For cases caught early, scaling and root planing (SRP), or periodontal therapy, is usually done to deep clean the gum pockets. In more advanced cases, antibiotics can be prescribed along with numerous periodontal therapy treatments. Serious cases of periodontal disease typically require a surgical procedure, such as pocket reduction or gum grafting.

I want to give a shout-out to Rachel, who is an amazing hygienist. I have been with Life Dental for many years, long before the name of the practice changed. I have been treated by many hygienists over the years, all really wonderful, and Rachel is #1 on my ‘top 10’ list. She is thorough and extremely efficient - a super smart and skilled hygienist. Rachel takes time to get to know her patients - she remembers highlights in my life that she will ask me about at my next appointment, and she exhibits genuine interest. She is a thoughtful and caring person, and a true professional. In general, all services, from the front office to dental care provided by Life Dental are exemplary and I can’t recommend this dental practice more highly.

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So glad to be working with LD&O. World class facility. Friendly staff. Top notched technologies. Great communications. Innovative approach. Cutting edge thinking. Thank you.

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I took my young boys to Life dental & Orthodontics because they were airway focused and that was really important for a family! We were mostly helped with Katie the RDA and she was so great with the boys made everything fun and super patient with them. I also really appreciated how in-depth Dr. Hockel explained everything to myself and our kids. My boys can get easily overwhelmed and he had such gentle and calm energy throughout the whole process! I really appreciated that! Highly recommend this team! :) Jessie at the front desk is also super helpful and sweet!

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Innovative Treatments for Gum Disease

Gum disease will get worse without the correct therapy so it's necessary to get expert help when any signs occur. At Life Dental & Orthodontics, we work with you to restore your gums and prevent future cases of infection. For more information or to schedule an appointment, get in touch with our office in Walnut Creek, CA.

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