Napa Valley Periodontics at St. Helena Studio of Aesthetic Dentistry
Periodontics is a dental specialty devoted to the treatment of gum disease -- a problem that affects roughly half of all American adults. It’s important to maintain good gum tissue health so your teeth remain healthy as well, but periodontal disease can also impact your total body wellness. At St. Helena Studio of Aesthetic Dentistry the experienced on-staff periodontist at our Napa Valley office can help you see the big picture and correct any signs of gum disease to save your teeth and protect your health.
What Are the Signs That I Need to Visit a Periodontist?
Knowing the warning signs of gum disease can help you seek treatment from a periodontist as quickly as possible to minimize the likelihood of complications for both your teeth and your whole body. Some of the signs of gum disease include:
- Swollen or discolored gums
- Bleeding gums when you eat or floss
- Soreness and tenderness of the gums
- Teeth appearing larger in size due to receding gums
- Changes in the feel of your bite
- New spaces or gaps between your teeth
- Loose teeth
What Does Periodontic Treatment Involve?
At St. Helena Studio of Aesthetic Dentistry, a visit with our in-house periodontist begins with a complete exam and digital imaging. Dr. Wilson, our specialist, will evaluate the health of your gums and then conduct a complete consultation. He will take the time to listen to your concerns and to explain all of the treatment options available. Our team’s goal is help you envision the big of your overall wellness and to partner with you to help you get the best results from treatment. We offer a number of interventions, from deep cleaning, to the use of antibacterial medications, to periodontal surgery.
Why Is It Important to Treat Gum Disease?
Untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss, which will impact both your appearance and your bite. Gum disease has also been linked to problems with the cardiovascular system, which makes gum disease treatment important for protecting your overall health. Untreated, gum disease can increase your risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke. In addition, oral cancers are often discovered during periodontal treatment -- detecting these types of growths early can improve a patient’s prognosis.
St. Helena Studio of Aesthetic Dentistry is proud to bring quality periodontics care to the Napa Valley. Dr. Wilson is the only periodontist who has an office in the St. Helena area and is available to help you get the care and attention that you need to ensure healthy gums in a location that is close to home. Dr Wilson is our on site specialist who can provide you with ANY surgical procedure you may need.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation and get on the path to having healthy gums.