Dr. Hernandez is a dentist who specializes in diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. During regular dental exams, Dr. can help the patients to prevent gum disease from developing through the use of routine dental cleanings. Dr. Hernandez has received extra training that includes the latest techniques and technology used to effectively diagnose and treat gum disease.
During an initial visit to Hernandez Dental , we will review your medical and dental history. From there, we will examine your gums and check for gumline recession and look at your bite. We can use a probe to determine the depths of periodontal pockets. This helps us to assess the health of your gums. X-rays allow us to observe the bone below the gumline.
Gum disease is an ongoing infection in the gums, which can lead to bone and tooth loss. It can sometimes be silent, meaning there are no symptoms present. Some common signs of gum disease include:
It’s important to understand that periodontal disease can lead to significant health problems when left untreated. Undergoing regular dental exams and routine dental cleanings help to identify periodontal disease early on. Gum disease can be reversed when it is caught in the gingivitis stage.
What are the stages of periodontal disease?
There are four stages of periodontal disease that range from mild to advanced:
Treating periodontal disease quickly is important. At Hernandez Dental, we provide a series of gum disease treatments for our patients with gum disease.
Gum disease treatments
The gum disease treatment option we choose for our patients will depend on the severity of the progression of the disease in their gums. Some of the most common periodontal treatments that we use include:
A dental implant is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor. The basis for modern dental implants is a biologic process called osseointegration, in which materials such as titanium form an intimate bond to bone.
Is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth. With this procedure we restore the functionality of cracked teeth or with excessive decay, replace a pre-existing crown and even cosmetic modifications, by making dental crowns strong and giving them the shape and size of a natural tooth.
Composite Resin Fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, provide strength and resistance to fracture in small- to midsize fillings. This type of fillings needs to withstand moderate pressure due to chewing.
Natural aesthetic Porcelain Veneers choose from bleach colors like BL1, BL2, BL3, BL4, to natural white colors like B1 and A1.
Are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable
Root Canal Therapy is a good solution for patients who have significant inflammation or infection in the pulp of a tooth. Without treatment, the infection may progress to cause pain or formation of an abscess underneath the tooth, which affects the strength and function of the tooth.