3412 Valle Verde Drive, Napa, CA 94558
Phone: (707) 252-7250

 75 Andrieux Street Suite A, Sonoma, CA  95476
Phone: (707) 938-2155
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About Periodontics

Periodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. Periodontists are also expert in the placement and maintenance of dental implants.

The word "periodontal" literally means "around the tooth." Periodontal diseases are bacterial infections that destroy the attachment fibers and supporting bone that hold the teeth in the mouth. Left untreated, these diseases can lead to tooth loss.

Periodontists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and can help you keep your teeth for life!

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also dentistry’s experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. They receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. Periodontists are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. In addition, they can perform cosmetic periodontal procedures to help you achieve the smile you desire.

Often, dentists refer their patients to a periodontist when periodontal disease is present. However, you don't need a referral to see a periodontist. In fact, there are occasions when you may choose to go directly to a periodontist or to refer a family member of friend to your own periodontist.

If you value your oral as well as overall health, anytime is a good time to see a periodontist for a periodontal evaluation. Sometimes the only way to detect periodontal disease is through a periodontal evaluation.

Below are educational videos related to some of the procedures performed in our office:


Non-Surgical Therapies

ROOT PLANING:

PERIODONTAL DISEASE PROCESS:

PERIODONTAL EVALUATION:

DIGITAL XRAYS:


Surgical Treatments

CROWN LENGTHENING:

SINUS LIFT:


Implant Treatments

IMPLANT:

MPLANT VS. BRIDGE:


Oral Hygiene Instruction

FLOSSING:

PROPER TOOTHBRUSHING TECHNIQUE: