Periodontics San Francisco
Periodontal care includes several treatments and can vary depending on the symptoms and severity involved. To treat early gingivitis, our expert in periodontics in San Francisco may recommend the use of antimicrobial mouth rinses and scaling and root planing. During scaling and root planing, Dr. Amini or other CitiDent dentists use special instruments to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth above and below the gum line. When advanced periodontitis is present, our San Francisco dentists may recommend procedures such as gum flap surgery or tissue grafting. Gum flap surgery involves making incisions in the gums to better reach the bacterial populations there while tissue grafting is used to stimulate regeneration of bone and gum tissue that has already been damaged by the disease.
As periodontal problems become more common in the United States, the importance of specialized treatment is increasing. Periodontal disease is currently affecting up to 70% of the adult population in United States. Although even advanced periodontitis can usually be treated, time and costs involved are easier to bear when the disease is caught early. To learn more about periodontal care, patients can schedule a consultation with our periodontist in San Francisco, Dr. Alec Temlock.
Dr. Alec Temlock is also a specialist in dental implant placement and can offer you the most natural tooth replacement option offered today for patients. If you have a missing tooth and would like to stop the damaging effects of missing teeth, you can call us for a dental implant consultation with our dental implant specialist, Dr. Alec Temlock.
To learn more about Dr. Alec Temlock, please go to the Doctors sections of our website and click on his bio.
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