Regain your oral health with advanced periodontal disease treatment with Sean Rhee, DDS.
Our team provides comprehensive solutions to restore the health of your gums and enhance your smile.
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a persistent challenge that requires expert care and intervention. At the office of Sean Rhee, DDS, in Sacramento, CA, we offer a comprehensive range of treatments to address periodontal disease at all stages. Our ultimate goal is to treat the disease and provide you with the tools and information necessary to maintain optimal oral health moving forward.
Our office combines advanced dental technology with a compassionate, patient-centric approach, ensuring you receive the best care possible. We strive to create a warm, welcoming environment where you can feel comfortable and well-informed about your treatment options. Reach out today to schedule an appointment and take a proactive step towards healthier gums and a more confident smile.
The Importance Of Prompt Treatment For Periodontal Disease
Timely treatment for periodontal disease is crucial. Left untreated, it can lead to more serious oral health problems, including tooth loss, and even affect your overall health. Early intervention can significantly reduce these risks, halt the progression of the disease, and help maintain the health and integrity of your gums and teeth.
Our Treatment Options For Periodontal Disease
At Sean Rhee, DDS, we offer a spectrum of treatments tailored to your needs and circumstances. We aim to eradicate the infection, control its progression, and regenerate healthy gum tissue whenever possible.
Personalized Oral Hygiene Guidance & Recommendations
The initial phase of periodontal treatment focuses on minimizing the bacterial load in your mouth, which, in turn, helps mitigate inflammation. Our dental team will first take the time to elaborate on the origins of your periodontitis and provide detailed instructions on optimal methods for maintaining clean teeth and gums.
With a personalized approach, we will guide you on the most effective use of various dental cleaning tools. This includes showing you the most suitable techniques for brushing your teeth and the correct application of dental floss and interdental brushes. This guidance is intended to empower you with the knowledge you need to uphold your oral health effectively.
Regular dental cleanings are crucial in maintaining oral health, particularly for patients prone to periodontal issues. Our hygienists meticulously remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums, keeping periodontal disease at bay.
Scaling & Root Planing
This non-surgical deep-cleaning procedure removes tartar and bacterial toxins from the root surfaces, encouraging healing and helping to prevent further inflammation and disease progression.
Used in conjunction with other treatments, topical or oral antibiotics can help eliminate any persistent harmful bacteria and further promote gum healing.
Periodontal Pocket Reduction Surgery
When the disease is more advanced, surgery may be necessary to access deeper areas of infection, clean them thoroughly, and secure the gum tissue for optimal healing.
In some cases, we can regenerate lost bone and tissue with guided tissue regeneration—a surgical procedure encouraging your body’s natural ability to rebuild these structures.
Soft Tissue Grafting
Soft tissue grafting is a procedure designed to combat gum recession, a common symptom of periodontal disease. This procedure involves taking a small amount of tissue from the roof of your mouth, or from a tissue bank, and grafting it onto areas where the gums have receded. This creates a more aesthetically pleasing appearance while reducing sensitivity and further risk of gum disease.
In cases where periodontal disease has led to the loss of bone surrounding your teeth, bone grafting is a viable solution to restore the structural integrity of your jaw and provide a solid foundation for further restorative treatments, such as dental implants. The bone grafting procedure entails utilizing grafting materials—which may be sourced from your bone, a donor’s bone, or synthetic materials—to encourage the growth of your natural bone.
A sinus lift, also known as sinus augmentation, is often necessary when there is a loss of bone in the upper jaw or the sinuses are too close to the jaw for dental implants to be placed. This procedure involves lifting the sinus membrane and adding bone graft material to create sufficient bone volume for the successful placement of dental implants.
Aftercare & Reassessment
Following periodontal treatment, ongoing aftercare is vital for maintaining the health of your gums. We will provide you with specific guidelines for at-home care, including optimal oral hygiene practices and any necessary medication. Regular reassessments are also important, as they allow us to monitor your healing and adjust your care plan if necessary.
Revitalizing Your Smile, Empowering Your Health
Our team is committed to providing top-tier periodontal treatments that tackle inflammation, preserve your teeth, and enhance the health of your smile. Your journey towards reliable, professional dental care with a personal touch begins here.
Schedule your consultation at our Sacramento, CA office today and let our experienced team cater to your dental needs with exceptional skill, unwavering dedication, and a deep understanding of your concerns.