Expert Periodontal Care by Dr. Sumanpreet Walia

Welcome to Inspire Smiles Dental, your trusted family dentist in Dublin, CA, where Dr. Sumanpreet Walia provides comprehensive periodontal care. With her expertise as a highly experienced dentist and certified implant provider, Dr. Walia offers advanced treatments to ensure the health of your gums and supporting structures.

What is Periodontics?

Periodontics is a branch of dentistry focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases that affect the gums and supporting structures of the teeth, including the jawbone. Periodontists like Dr. Sumanpreet Walia specialize in treating conditions such as gingivitis, periodontitis, and other gum-related issues.

Periodontal Treatments

Non-Surgical Treatments

  • Scaling and Root Planing: Deep cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from below the gum line.
  • Arestin Therapy: Arestin is a localized antibiotic treatment used to combat periodontal disease. It is applied directly to infected gum pockets after scaling and root planing to kill bacteria and promote healing.
  • Professional Dental Cleanings: Regular cleanings to maintain gum health and prevent disease progression.

Surgical Treatments

  • Gum Graft Surgery: Corrects receding gums by replacing lost gum tissue with grafts from another area of the mouth.
  • Pocket Reduction Surgery: Removes bacteria and tartar from deep pockets around the teeth to facilitate healing.
  • Bone Grafting: Augments the jawbone to support dental implants or restore bone lost due to periodontal disease.
  • Periodontal Flap Surgery: Lifts the gums to remove tartar deposits and reattach healthy gum tissue.

Benefits of Periodontal Treatment

  • Prevents Tooth Loss: Treats gum disease to preserve the teeth and supporting structures.
  • Improves Oral Health: Reduces inflammation, bleeding gums, and bad breath associated with gum disease.
  • Enhances Aesthetic Appearance: Restores the natural contours of the gums and enhances smile aesthetics.
  • Supports Overall Health: Links between gum disease and systemic conditions like diabetes and heart disease underscore the importance of periodontal health.

The Periodontal Care Process

1. Diagnosis and Evaluation: Dr. Sumanpreet Walia will conduct a thorough examination, including X-rays and periodontal probing, to assess the health of your gums and determine the extent of any disease.

2. Treatment Planning: A personalized treatment plan is developed based on your diagnosis, which may include non-surgical or surgical interventions tailored to your specific needs.

3. Treatment Implementation: Dr. Walia performs the selected treatments with a focus on preserving your natural teeth and optimizing your oral health.

4. Post-Treatment Care: You will receive instructions on how to care for your gums post-treatment, including oral hygiene practices and follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What causes gum disease? A: Gum disease is primarily caused by plaque buildup, which can lead to inflammation and infection of the gums if not properly removed through regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings.

Q: Are periodontal treatments painful? A: Advances in dental technology and anesthesia ensure that periodontal treatments are comfortable. Dr. Walia prioritizes patient comfort throughout the treatment process.

Q: How can I prevent gum disease? A: Practicing good oral hygiene, including brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and attending regular dental check-ups, can help prevent gum disease.

Q: What are the signs of gum disease? A: Signs of gum disease include red, swollen gums, bleeding when brushing or flossing, persistent bad breath, and gum recession.

Meet Dr. Sumanpreet Walia

Dr. Sumanpreet Walia is a dedicated periodontist and family dentist in Dublin, CA, committed to providing exceptional periodontal care. Her compassionate approach and commitment to patient education ensure that every patient receives the highest quality of care.

Schedule Your Periodontal Consultation Today!

Achieve optimal gum health with expert periodontal care at Inspire Smiles Dental. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Sumanpreet Walia. We look forward to helping you maintain a healthy smile for years to come.

Trust your periodontal health to Inspire Smiles Dental. Experience compassionate care and outstanding results with Dr. Sumanpreet Walia.

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