Lakefront Family Dentistry Provides Quality Periodontics
A periodontist is an experienced dental professional that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease, as well as potential prevention. These individuals have undergone extensive education and training in order to be able to perform cosmetic periodontal procedures and address treatment options with the latest techniques. Although periodontists are specialists, many basic periodontal concerns are addressed by general dentists.
It is important to acknowledge the risk that periodontal disease can develop in anyone if the right precautions and care are not taken. Lakefront Family Dentistry is dedicated to providing patients with access to highly respected periodontics.
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Who Needs a Periodontist?
Studies have suggested there is a connection between the development of periodontal disease and some diseases common among those over forty and older. Truthfully, everyone is at risk in developing periodontal disease, but those who get a professional teeth cleaning while flossing and brushing twice per day usually mitigate the chance of periodontitis. The older we get, the more correlations exist with diseases that have additional risk factors, so a specialist is required.
Dr. Hauser is a dentist who specializes in periodontics treatment. He ensures patients receive advanced treatment to bring back healthy gums and teeth through multiple sessions. This is particularly common among patients that may have moderate or severe issues with periodontal disease.
When is Periodontics Necessary?
Periodontics treatment becomes necessary when the patient has developed gum disease. There are some scenarios where periodontics is also used when the patient may have a unique medical history that requires additional attention. Patients are encouraged to share their medical history with Dr. Derek Hauser in order to ensure no pre-existing conditions exist or medications are being taken that may interfere with periodontal care.
Lakefront Family Dentistry has three registered dental hygienists who discuss a course of treatment after Dr. Hauser has reviewed the patient’s digital x-rays and checked along the gum line of each tooth to determine the gum loss, if any. The size of these spaces that erode gum tissue over time is also known as periodontal pockets.
Learn More About Periodontal Disease
Understandably, periodontal disease is often a concern for patients and Dr. Hauser, especially if there is a history within their family. Even if there is no diagnosis of periodontal disease during a first visit, a number of healthy actions that should be taken to work in continuing prevention. This will ensure the disease does not develop in the future.
Steps to Reduce Periodontal Disease
1) Brush with a Sonicare toothbrush at least twice daily
2) Floss twice a day
3) Use Colgate Peroxyl mouthwash wihout alcohol
4) Cut down on beverages that stain teeth
5) Make sure and have a professional teeth cleaning and exam twice per year
Individuals concerned about the overall quality and health of their gums are encouraged to come in for an exam from a periodontist. Call Lakefront Family Dentistry at (951) 244-9495 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hauser and one of our registered dental hygienists today.