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Periodontics in Tracy, CA

Miller’s Family Dentistry provides comprehensive periodontal treatments for our patients in Tracy, CA, who suffer from gum disease or other conditions related to their teeth and gums. If you are experiencing any symptoms, such as bleeding gums, bad breath, tooth pain, swelling, or loss of teeth, we encourage you to contact our practice today.

What is Periodontics?

Periodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the health of your gums and surrounding tissues. Periodontal treatments prevent gum disease and treat it when it occurs. Gum disease is caused by bacteria that live in your mouth. This bacteria causes inflammation and damage to the soft tissue around your teeth. When this happens, you may experience problems with your teeth, such as loose teeth, cavities, and even tooth loss.

There are two types of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontitis.

  • Gingivitis: Gingivitis is an infection of the gums that is usually caused by poor oral hygiene practices. Redness, swelling, tenderness, and bleeding of your gums are just some of the signs and symptoms of this condition.
  • Periodontitis: Periodontitis is a more severe form of gum disease due to untreated gingivitis. It can lead to bone loss and eventually tooth loss if not treated properly.

If you suspect that you have gum disease, schedule an appointment with us right away.

Oral Health Tips for Preventing Periodontal Disease

Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do to avoid gum disease and other dental health problems. 

Here are some tips to keep in mind:

Avoid smoking and chewing tobacco products.

Visit our office regularly for professional cleaning and checkups.

Limit your intake of sugary foods and beverages.

Brush twice daily using fluoride toothpaste and floss once per day. Be sure to brush your tongue and under your cheekbone area too.

Rinse your mouth thoroughly after each meal and before bedtime.

Our Periodontal Procedures and Treatments

Deep Cleaning

The deep cleaning process involves removing plaque and tartar from deep within the pockets between your teeth and gums. During this process, we use special instruments called hand scalers to scrape off the hardened deposits gently. We also smooth rough spots on the tooth root's surface to help reduce future infections.

Gum Disease Therapy

Gum disease therapy combines non-surgical and surgical treatments to remove a bacterial infection beneath your gum line. Non-surgical procedures include scaling, polishing, and root planing. Surgical procedures include gum grafting, flap surgery, and dental implant procedure.

Laser Therapy

During this procedure, we use laser light to access and remove the infected areas of your gums. Laser therapy has been proven effective in treating gum disease because it allows us to target specific areas without causing excessive trauma to the healthy gum tissue.

Restore Your Healthy Smile Today!

At Miller’s Family Dentistry, we offer comprehensive dental care services to meet all your needs. From routine exams and cleanings to complex restorative treatments, we strive to provide only the highest quality care in a comfortable environment. Our highly trained professionals will work together to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your individual goals. If you would like to learn more about how we can improve your smile, contact us today!