Periodontics In Livermore

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South S Family Dental Care takes care of your entire mouth with our periodontics in Livermore.

Quality dental care is about more than just your teeth. With our periodontics in Livermore, no part of your mouth is overlooked. Whether you have a family history of gum disease or you haven’t been caring for your teeth, our highly skilled specialists are here to help restore your mouth to its best possible condition.

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Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with structures surrounding and supporting the teeth.

Simply put, it means “the tissue around the teeth.” Periodontists specialize in the treatment and surgery of this area. To ensure the full spectrum of dental care is covered, we offer state-of-the-art periodontics in Livermore.

At South S Family Dental Care, we’re here to preserve and restore your mouth. Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment today for our periodontics in Livermore.

What are gingivitis and gum disease?

Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease that causes irritation, redness, swelling, and easily triggered bleeding of the gingiva (the part of your gum around the base of your teeth).

The buildup of plaque, a sticky film on your teeth, is the most common cause of gum disease, though genetics can also play a part. With frequent brushing, flossing, and regular trips to the dentist in Livermore, gingivitis can be prevented.

It is vital, however, that gingivitis be caught early. When left untreated, it can lead to a far more serious gum disease known as periodontitis, as well as tooth loss and bone damage. Our South S Family Dental Care periodontics in Livermore has treatments available for all stages of gum disease.

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What patients are saying about S Family Dental

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If you experience any of these symptoms, or if it’s been a long time since your last exam and cleaning, contact our office for a full evaluation. We’ll set you up with a plan to combat any gum disease you may have and to prevent further damage.

  • Bad breath or changes in mouth taste
  • Bleeding during flossing or brushing
  • Tender gums or pain during eating & drinking
  • Bright red gums

Questions on whether you are in need of periodontal treatment? Don’t hesitate to call our friendly staff who are standing by to help you.

Problems Associated with Gum Disease

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While there is a lot that can be done to prevent and reverse the effects of gum disease, don’t wait to handle it. The longer you wait, the worse the damage can become. These are a few of the problems that can result from gum disease:

  • Receding gum line, causing the appearance of “long” teeth
  • Discolored or deteriorating tooth structure
  • Gum depressions (holes in the gum tissue between the teeth)
  • Infected gum line, often seen as discoloration and inflammation of the gum tissue
  • Tooth loss or movement

What should I expect with periodontal care?

There are a variety of treatments and tools that our team implements when dealing with gum disease. We’ll work out the best possible course of action for you. Here are some things that may be done:


When gum disease advances, the gum may pull away from the teeth, causing what are known as “pockets.” These are cleaned with a procedure called scaling that removes plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line.

Root Planing

Typically following scaling, we do a smoothing, or planing, of the exposed surface of the roots, removing any bacterial buildup or damaged area to help your gum reattach to your teeth. Scaling and planing may take more than one appointment. A local anesthetic may be required to ensure you experience minimal pain.

Dental Implants

Periodontists are specialists in dental implants. If your gum disease has advanced to the point of tooth loss, dental implants can be a lifesaver when it comes to restoring your smile.

The first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment.

Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment.

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