Periodontics - Lafayette, CA

Ward Off Gum Disease
And Tooth Loss

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Dr. Ferrier Explains The Dangers Of Gum Disease

Effective Treatment For Periodontal Issues

Taking good care of your gums is always a priority. Your gums help to protect your teeth so any signs of an infection must be taken seriously. Dr. Andrew Ferrier offers periodontal services including periodontal (gum) disease treatment and reshaping of the gum tissue. Our goal is to help you maintain healthy, infection-free gums and a beautiful smile for years to come. If you have symptoms of gum disease, such as bleeding or swollen gums, gum recession, or shifting teeth, you should come in for a consultation as soon as possible.

“About 66% of us over the age of the 25 have periodontal disease. So it is a very prevalent issue, and it something that we want to prevent. ”
Dr. Andrew Ferrier

Stages Of Gum Disease

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  • “Pockets” Form Between the Teeth and Gums
  • Gum Recession
  • Gaps Between the Teeth
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  • Red, Swollen, Inflamed Gums
  • Bleeding When Brushing or Flossing
  • Chronic Bad Breath
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Advanced Periodontitis

  • Connective Tissues Destroyed
  • Shifting or Loose Teeth
  • Tooth and Bone Lose
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Periodontal Treatments Available At Our Practice

There is still no cure for gum disease but there are several ways to prevent an infection from destroying the gum tissue and bone. Prevention is critical for keeping your gums in good health but we do offer several treatment options if gingivitis has developed into periodontal disease. Dr. Ferrier performs many periodontal treatments and procedures at our practice, including:

  • Scaling and Root Planing
  • Gum Disease Therapy
  • Periodontal Maintenance
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Maintaining Results With Your Periodontal Treatment Plan

Since gum disease can return, we take extra steps to ensure our patients maintain lasting results with their periodontal treatment. All patients who undergo gum disease therapy should maintain a periodontal maintenance schedule of deep cleanings and regular checkups. In some cases, we will recommend prescription-strength oral hygiene products to prevent an infection from returning.