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Gum Disease Treatment
in Fresno, California

CedarNorth Dental is your source for complete dental care. Count on us for everything from routine checkups to cosmetic dentistry to periodontics.

Gum Disease Treatment in Fresno, California

Our periodontal services include highly-specialized care for the gums, bones of the mouth and supporting ligaments. Gum disease is a very common condition, and if left untreated can lead to broader health problems so it should not be ignored.

During your regular checkup with the dental team at CedarNorth, your gums will be assessed to make sure they are free from infection and early signs of gum disease. Our dentists are experienced in gum disease treatment — striving to catch it sooner and treating it before it worsens. We use the latest technology and techniques to keep your oral health at its best.

Check Out The Periodontal Services Offered At CedarNorth Dental:

  • Scaling and Root Planing If you have signs of gum disease developing, your CedarNorth dentist may recommend that you get your teeth scaled. Teeth scaling is usually done with root planing. The combination of scaling and root planing is commonly referred to as deep cleaning. The process often takes more than one visit to the CedarNorth Dental office and may require a local anesthetic.
  • Dental Crown Lengthening CedarNorth Dental specializes in dental crown lengthening, a procedure designed to reshape the gum due to gingivitis. During this procedure, the base of the tooth is reshaped in an effort to expose more of the tooth’s surface, and in some cases, extend the bone to increase the height or size of the portion of the tooth that is visible above the gum line. The main goal is to provide enough tooth structure to hold it in place, a minimum of 2 mm.
  • Gingivectomy A gingivectomy may be recommended when traditional scaling and root planing isn’t enough. This surgical procedure involves removing and reshaping loose or diseased gum tissue. Once the periodontal pockets have been eliminated, healing and recovery should follow shortly thereafter.
  • Root Surface Debridement CedarNorth Dental also specializes in root surface debridement or RSD. This type of deep cleaning involves the careful removal of deposits of plaque and calculus to get deep into the periodontal pocket to clean the root surface and remove bacterial toxins.
  • Laser Treatment At CedarNorth Dental, we stay abreast of all the latest dental technologies in order to provide our customers with the very best in care. Laser treatment is an excellent option when gum disease is present because it preserves the tissue and can be a regenerative, and bone-building procedure. Your CedarNorth dentist uses the laser to access an infected pocket to kill the infected tissue and bacteria.
  • Pocket Reduction & Osseous Surgery When gum disease has progressed, a pocket reduction and osseous surgical procedure may be required. Pocket reduction surgery is a series of surgeries with the goal of accessing the root of the teeth in order to remove bacteria and tartar (calculus).
  • Ridge Preservation Ridge preservation is one kind of bone grafting, which is a category of periodontal surgery. It involves placing a regenerative bone grafting material into the one or many empty tooth sockets.
  • Regenerative Procedures CedarNorth Dental specializes in regenerative procedures that fold back the gum tissues to remove bacteria that collects underneath.
  • Sinus Lift In some cases, your dentist will need to increase the amount of bone in the upper jaw and before a patient receives dental implants on the upper jaw. The sinus lift surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw in the area of your molars and premolars where the bone is added between your jaw and the maxillary sinuses on either side of your nose.
  • Bone Grafting Your CedarNorth Dental team may recommend a bone graft procedure where a special bone grafting material is used to create a place for a dental implant to be affixed.

Learn More About Gum Disease Treatment

WebMD: Gum Disease (Gingivitis & Periodontitis): Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Colgate: Gum Disease: Causes, Prevention, & Treatment of Gum Disease

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Becky R.

Staff is very friendly and attentive. Nice modern facility and equipment. Both dentists are well trained and offer a myriad of treatment options as well as orthodontics.
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What a great experience. I have been going here for my Dentist needs for week over 7 years. I enjoy it every time. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The doctor always takes his time and explains what he is about to do. He checks in often to make sure you are comfortable and not in any pain. Thank you so much for the over the top service I always receive. Thanks again.
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Friendly and professional front office. Hygienists are always welcoming and listen to my requests. But the reason why I've been going for over 10 years and taking both my children since they were old enough, is for Dr. Wong and Dr. Tong. They are great people and excellent Dentists.
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