Welcome to the practice of Clifton E. Nakatani, DDS, MSD, where your oral health is our top priority.
Explore our comprehensive gum disease treatments and discover how we help preserve your smile and enhance your overall wellness.
Your oral health significantly impacts your overall wellness and confidence. Gum disease, if left untreated, can lead to serious complications, including tooth loss and systemic health concerns.
Clifton E. Nakatani, DDS, MSD, is committed to helping you preserve your oral health by providing advanced, personalized gum disease treatments. Our services include time-tested procedures like scaling and root planing and osseous surgery to target and eliminate gum disease effectively and restore your smile. Read below or contact our Sacramento, CA office to learn more!
Understanding Gum Disease
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a condition that affects millions of people globally. It begins as gingivitis, which is characterized by red, swollen, or bleeding gums. If not treated promptly, it can progress to periodontitis and advanced periodontitis, causing your gums to pull away from your teeth and form pockets that can become infected. Over time, the bones, gums, and tissue that support the teeth can be destroyed, leading to tooth loss. At our practice, we employ advanced diagnostic techniques to identify gum disease at its earliest stages and prevent it from progressing further.
Our Treatment Solutions
Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is often regarded as a patient’s first line of defense against gum disease. This non-surgical procedure involves removing the bacteria and tartar (hardened plaque) that have accumulated above and below the gum line (scaling), followed by smoothing the root surfaces of your teeth (root planing). This creates an inhospitable environment for bacteria and helps prevent further plaque and tartar build-up. Following the procedure, your gums can heal and reattach to your teeth, improving your oral health and halting the progression of the disease.
For more advanced cases of periodontal disease, advanced care is necessary to restore the health of the patient’s smile. Osseous surgery aims to reduce pocket depth and eliminate bacteria, smoothing and reshaping the damaged bone caused by gum disease. In doing so, osseous surgery helps to restore the normal contours of the bones and gums around the teeth, making it easier to clean and maintain them effectively. Dr. Nakatani’s expertise in osseous surgery can help control the progression of gum disease and enhance the longevity of your natural teeth.
Why Choose Us For Your Gum Disease Treatment?
We know you have many options when it comes to your oral health, but at our practice, we strive to offer you more than just treatment. With decades of experience and advanced training in periodontics, Dr. Nakatani and his team have been at the forefront of gum disease treatment, helping countless patients reclaim their oral health.
Our commitment is to provide you with personalized care and a warm, welcoming environment where you can feel at ease. Our team takes the time to understand your concerns, educate you about your condition, and explain your treatment options. Our mission is to help you make informed decisions about your oral health.
From the initial consultation to post-procedure care, we’re with you at every step, committed to ensuring your treatment is successful, and your experience is positive.
Personalized, Compassionate Care
At Clifton E. Nakatani, DDS, MSD, we understand that each patient is unique, as are their needs. We focus on personalized treatment plans, providing the most suitable care for your specific situation. We believe that patient education is vital to oral health, so we ensure you understand the condition and the treatment options available. Our dedicated team offers compassionate care, making every visit as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
If gum disease is causing you trouble, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office and set up an appointment today. We look forward to speaking with you!