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Project Description

Periodontal Disease ~ Gum Care

Gum disease is diagnosed by your dentist or dental hygienist during your appointment.  This type of exam should always be part of your regular dental check-up.  A periodontal probe is gently used to measure the pocket, or sulcus, between the tooth and the gums.  The depth of a healthy sulcus measures three millimeters or less and does not bleed.  Your dentist or hygienist will use pocket depths, the amount of bleeding, inflammation and tooth mobility to determine how healthy your gums are.  

  • Gingivitis is the first.  Plaque and its toxin by-products irritate the gums, making them tender, inflamed, and likely to bleed.

  • Periodontitis ~ Plaque hardens into calculus.  As calculus and plaque continue to build up, the gums begin to recede from the teeth.  Deeper pockets form between the gums and teeth.  The gums become very irritated, inflamed, and bleed easily.  Slight to moderate bone loss may be present.

  • Advanced Periodontitis occurs and the teeth lose more support as the gums, bone, and periodontal ligament ccontinues to be destroyed.  Unless treated, the affected teeth will become very loose and may be lost.  Generalized moderate to severe bone loss may be present.  

Dr. Prawat is a proud member of the American Dental Association.  Click below to read more about Gum  Disease:

Preventing Gum Disease
Treating Periodontal Disease
Gum Recession
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

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They really deserve 10 stars! My dentist in Pleasanton retired and I was looking for a new one- Dr. Prawat was recommended by my Dad. I am only 22 years old, and have a lot of dental work that needs done, but Dr. Prawat has just the most comforting way and passion to want to help you! His practice is incredibly special in the way that he doesn’t refer out. If you need something done, he is a one-stop shop- Dr. Prawat does it all!

Fantastic Dentist, Amazing Staff

If you hate seeing the dentist, self conscious about your teeth, or just are anxious about getting in – Dr. Prawat is the man to see! Fantastic dentist! Amazing staff! And such a homey, comfortable atmosphere! Must I say anymore?

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Dr. Prawat has been my dentist for more than a year now and I can say that I am not fearful of visiting him. I have experienced fillings, cleanings and even a crown through him and not one of those moments has been painful.
I have referred him to several people and all of them have been extremely satisfied! Thank you Dr. Prawat for putting an end to scary dental work!

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