Horizon Dental Care

123 Anywhere St. Any City, ST 12345
We love seeing happy smiles

Diagnosis

Periodontal disease is diagnosed by your dentist during a periodontal examination. This type of exam should always be part of your regular dental check-up.

Diagnosis

A periodontal probe (small dental instrument) is gently used to measure the sulcus (pocket or space) between the tooth and the gums.

The depth of a healthy sulcus measures three millimeters or less and does not bleed. The periodontal probe helps indicate if pockets are deeper than three millimeters.

As periodontal disease progresses, the pockets usually get deeper.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that attacks the gums and bone surrounding your teeth. Plaque buildup, a sticky film containing harmful bacteria, is the primary cause. If not removed through brushing and flossing, plaque hardens into calculus (tartar). Toxins produced by these bacteria irritate the gums, causing inflammation and bleeding. Over time, this inflammation can lead to gum recession, bone loss, and eventually, tooth loss.

Who is at Risk for Periodontal Disease?

While anyone can develop gum disease, certain factors increase your risk, including:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Stress
  • Clenching or grinding teeth
  • Certain medications
  • Poor nutrition

 

Benefits of Periodontal Maintenance:

Periodontal maintenance, also known as deep cleaning, is a professional dental cleaning that removes tartar and plaque buildup beyond what you can achieve with brushing and flossing alone. Regular periodontal maintenance helps:

  • Prevent gum disease
  • Maintain healthy gums and bone
  • Reduce the risk of tooth loss
  • Improve overall oral health

 

What to Expect During Periodontal Maintenance:

  • Comprehensive Exam: We’ll assess your gum health, measuring gum pockets for signs of gum disease.
  • Scaling & Root Planing: A deep cleaning procedure removes tartar and plaque buildup below the gum line.
  • Personalized Treatment Plan: We’ll discuss a treatment plan based on your individual needs, including recommendations for at-home care.

 

Importance of Regular Periodontal Maintenance:

Even with excellent oral hygiene, some people may still develop gum disease. Regular periodontal maintenance helps identify and address gum disease early on, preventing its progression and protecting your smile.

Routine Extractions

Modern dentistry makes routine tooth extractions relatively comfortable, painless procedures. For seven days after the extraction, your tooth socket will require some care. You will be instructed to steer clear of the empty tooth socket when brushing your teeth. Some bleeding can be expected, and pain medication may be prescribed for residual discomfort.

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We are
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We are
patient-focused

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We are
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We love to make
you smile

At Horizon Dental Care, we prioritize your oral health, including the health of your gums.

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a serious infection that damages the tissues supporting your teeth.

Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss.

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PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

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Form the front to back, the care and respect is amazing. Thank you for making me feel comfortable in a situation I usually am not and giving me the courage to move forward with a much needed treatment.

Sandra L. - N. Lauderdale

Excellent service...Cordial staff....Dr. Carlos Escobar takes the time to explain every procedure planned, and gives you a confidence in his ability which makes the whole experience less stressful . Dr. Escobar also takes the time to follow-up on your progress after you leave the office. He is a true professional and cares about his patients.

- Ronald R. - Miami Shores

This office is exceptional. The minute you walk in the staff is organized and friendly. Dr. Califf is very smart and caring and was able to explain details of my care and make a future plan to keep my teeth healthy. In addition to that they give the most thorough cleaning I have ever had with up to date technology. Excellent office I highly recommend you to make an appointment.

- Melissa S. - Plantation

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We greet everyone with a warm, friendly hello and do our best to make your appointment here as pleasant and relaxed as possible.