Posts for category: Dental Health

By Pasadena Dental Implants Peter G. Cooper, DDS
April 27, 2016
Category: Dental Health

Ready to find out if oral surgery is the next best dental option for you?

Did your Pasadena periodontist Dr. Peter Cooper mention oral surgery the last time you came into the office for your routine cleaning? oral surgeryThere are many situations in which oral surgery is the best option for maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile. Find out more about the issues that oral surgery can handle and why it might be right for you.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Often times this third and final set of molars to erupt don’t actually erupt properly or fully. If this happens to you this means you are dealing with impacted wisdom teeth. Molars that only partially emerge from the gums leave an opening in the gums where food, plaque and bacteria can get trapped. Over time, this increases your chances of developing issues such as cavities, gum disease or an infection.

Problematic wisdom teeth can also affect the health of neighboring teeth and bones. If this is something you are dealing with then your general dentist in Pasadena will recommend that you get these teeth extracted.

Tooth Loss

No one wants to face tooth loss but millions of Americans are missing one or more permanent teeth. If you are dealing with this issue we have the solution for you! Dental implants are a long-term restoration for replacing one or more missing teeth. What makes implants so popular is that they offer so many aesthetic and functional benefits that other tooth replacements can’t. When you opt for dental implants, the implant will need to be surgically placed into the jawbone so it can fuse together with the bone to become one.

Dental implants are used to hold everything from a single dental crown to a full set of dentures. If you are dealing with tooth loss then it’s time to find out if you should consider getting dental implants in Pasadena.

Gum Disease

While some cases of gum disease can be treated non-surgically, there are some more severe or unresponsive cases that require surgery in order to improve gum health. Known as flap surgery, this procedure lifts the gums away to remove tartar buildup and to smooth surfaces to reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth that could cause further issues.

If you are dealing with any of these problems isn’t it time you found out your treatment options? Call Pasadena Dental Implants and schedule a consultation with Dr. Cooper today!

By Pasadena Dental Implants
February 26, 2016
Category: Dental Health

Find out just one way to effectively combat gum disease in Pasadena, CA.

Have you just been diagnosed by your Pasadena, CA periodontist, Dr. Peter Cooper, with gum disease? If so, this may feel like a rather stressful time. But remember that we are here to provide you with the best and most effective treatments possible to promote healthier Scaling and Root Planing gums and mouth. If root planing and scaling has been recommended to you, find out more about this procedure and what to expect.

What exactly is root scaling and planing?

For those with more minor to moderate forms of gum disease, root scaling and planing is often the best course of treatment before your condition becomes severe. The purpose of this procedure is to be able to clean under the gums and down to the roots of your teeth to remove tartar and plaque buildup, which is responsible for your gum disease.

Because we will need to go under your gums and to the roots of your teeth, this entire procedure is performed under local anesthesia, so everything will be numb during your treatment. We will often use a combination of standard and ultrasonic tools to clean your gums. Sometimes antibiotic fibers are also placed into the infected pockets of the gums to prevent the spread of infection and to help speed up your recovery time. These fibers are typically removed after about a week.

What is the outcome of getting root scaling and planing?

If you continue to maintain good at-home dental care and continue to see your Pasadena, CA dentist every six months for routine cleanings and examinations, this treatment alone should be enough to stop the progression of your gum disease. Over time you will start to notice that as your gums heal they will return to being firm and pink again.

Gum disease doesn’t have to leave you with irreparable smile damage. Turn to your dental expert, Dr. Cooper, at Pasadena Dental Implants in Pasadena, CA to prevent your gum disease from getting worse. Call our office today!

By Pasadena Dental Implants Peter G. Cooper, DDS
November 10, 2015
Category: Dental Health
Tags: Periodontist  
Find out the purpose of a periodontist and when you should seek one out.

You’re experiencing painful, swollen or bleeding gums—where do you turn? While a regular dentist may be able to tend to your needs, Periodontistif you are dealing with gum disease or requiring oral surgery such as dental implants then it’s important that you turn to your expert Pasadena periodontist Dr. Peter Cooper for help.

What is a Periodontist?

You may be wondering how a periodontist differs from a regular dentist. A periodontist is medical doctor just like a dentist, but the only difference is we specialize in diagnosing, treating and even preventing gum disease and other infections that affect the gums. We also handle issues such as oral inflammation and can even place dental implants to treat tooth loss.

In order to become a periodontist special training is required outside of the education you receive in dental school. This extra training helps us know the latest procedures, techniques and technologies to treat gum disease effectively and to perform certain oral surgeries.

When Should I See a Periodontist?

If you’ve been diagnosed with gum disease, especially a severe case, there is no better place to turn than your oral surgeon in Pasadena. We are here to handle a variety of different cases and can perform everything from traditional scaling and root planing to the surgical removal of damaged tissue to treating infected gums. Since gum disease is also linked to other chronic health issues it’s important to address your oral health problems before they cause further complications.

Also, if you are missing one, several or all of your teeth and are looking for the best long-term treatment option to replace these permanent teeth then turn to your Pasadena oral surgeon to find out if dental implants are right for your smile. Implants are the closest you can get to natural teeth and are designed to last the rest of your life, if cared for properly.

Whether you have a more advanced case of gum disease or you are looking for a lifelong dental restoration it’s time you turned to Dr. Cooper in Pasadena for all of your dental needs.

By Pasadena Dental Implants
December 17, 2013
Category: Dental Health
Tags: Welcome  

Welcome to the Blog of Pasadena Dental Implants

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Pasadena, CA area, we’re excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice.

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health. 

As always, feel free to contact our Pasadena Dental Implants office with any dental questions or concerns.

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Pasadena, CA 91101
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