Beaumont Cherry Valley Dental
Daniel Park, DDS
Cosmetic and General Dentist located in Beaumont, CA
Anything that affects your gums or jawbone can lead to oral problems. Periodontics is a branch of dental care that aims to keep your mouth healthy and free from disease. Daniel Park, DDS, is an expert periodontist at Beaumont Cherry Valley Dental in Beaumont, California. His years of experience in treating periodontal disease allow him to successfully diagnose and treat all conditions affecting the jawbone and soft tissues of the mouth. Call the practice today to make an appointment or click the appointment request button.
Periodontics Q & A
What is periodontics?
Periodontal disease is anything that affects the jawbone or gum tissue, leading to serious problems later, including infection and tooth loss. Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in diagnosing, treating, and preventing such cases. It includes both the surgical and non-surgical treatment of periodontal disease and dental implant services.
Dr. Park is a periodontist. A periodontist's dental training includes several years of further study once they graduate from dental school, focusing on the jawbone and its surrounding soft tissues: maintaining function, health, and appearance.
What are the signs you need periodontic treatment?
Many people see a periodontist following a dental referral. But while some of the symptoms of periodontal disease can only be spotted by a dental professional, like gangrene in the soft tissues, other signs you can spot yourself if you know what to look for.
Bad breath (halitosis), even when you're scrupulous about dental hygiene, could be a sign of gum infection.
Bleeding gums when eating or brushing
Your gums shouldn't bleed. Blood when brushing your teeth or eating is a common sign of periodontal infection.
If your gums look swollen or feel tender to the touch, you could have gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease.
Periodontal disease causes your gums to recede, making your teeth look longer.
Loose or missing teeth
If gum disease goes unchecked, it could spread into your jawbone, causing your teeth to become loose or even fall out.
Have you ever wondered why you are asked to fill out a health questionnaire at the dentist? It's because some apparently non-dental related conditions, like diabetes, osteoporosis, and heart disease, can all link back to periodontal disease, so be sure to talk to your dentist about your overall health.
Dr. Park is a general dentist and periodontist. When you maintain a regular check-up schedule with him, he can diagnose and treat periodontal disease before it worsens.
What periodontal treatments are available?
Dr. Park offers a range of periodontal treatments, including:
- Implant placement
- Soft tissue recontouring (gingivoplasty)
- Hard tissue contouring (osteoplasty)
- Bone grafting
- Deep pocket cleaning
- Crown lengthening
Oral health is vital to your well-being. Make an appointment with Dr. Park today — call Beaumont Cherry Valley Dental or request an appointment through this website.