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(707) 549-6333
120 Pleasant Hill Avenue N., Suite 150
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Whole Health Dental Group
Dr. Silvano Senn • Dr. Toni Mann
Whole Health Dental Group
Dr. Silvano Senn and Dr. Toni Mann

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The best dentist and dental office staff ever!! I have never really been afraid of the dentist, however Dr. Senn and his staff make my visits not only about caring for my dental health but also encompasses my entire well being. Dr. Senn's story telling and evolved take on life have me most often thoroughly enjoying my time there and wanting to laugh, which isn't always the right thing to do when you have instruments in your mouth! 🙂 His holistic approach to dentistry and life is greatly appreciated! All other staff from front office, to assistants, to dental hygienist are not only very skilled at what they do, but have me looking forward to going to the dentist with their warmth and sense of humor. Deep gratitude to you Dr. Senn and all of your staff. Two thumbs up! (If I had more thumbs I would have them all up in the air!!) Gaye Abbott, Grass Valley, CA
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Gum Disease

Best Gum Disease treatments near Sebastopol, CA The earliest stages of gum disease are the easiest to resolve. This is just one area in which regular dental visits are of immense value. Gum disease left untreated will progress to periodontitis, and ultimately can result in tooth loss and damage to bone structure. Gum disease is known to cause higher risk for other health problems, including heart disease and stroke. Avoiding or postponing treatment is definitely not a good idea, even for patients somewhat anxious about dental procedures. Taking steps for prevention now will eliminate the need for costlier and uncomfortable treatments in the future.

The best prevention of gum disease is regular brushing and flossing. This removes food particles, plaque, and bacteria from teeth and along the gum line that cause periodontal disease. Routine dental exams and cleanings allow the hygienist to remove hardened plaque buildup, called tartar, along the gum line, as well. Attending regularly scheduled checkups and exams will provide a vital deterrent to gum disease.

Gum Disease Treatment

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The 3 stages of gum disease are gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. Gingivitis is caused by toxins irritating the gum line as a result of plaque buildup. Signs and symptoms of gingivitis includes swelling, sensitivity, and bleeding of the gums during brushing and flossing. Gingivitis can be easily reversed through professional care and good home oral hygiene. Periodontitis is categorized by irreversible bone loss that results from untreated gingivitis. The gums may begin to form a pocket below the gum line which traps food and plaque. Dental treatment and home care can help prevent from further damage, but at this stage, the results are not reversible. Advanced periodontitis is when the fibers and bones supporting the teeth destroyed. This may cause teeth to shift or loosen. Teeth may have to be removed depending on how advanced the disease has become and if treatments are not effective. You can begin by preventing gum disease with good oral health. Pick up a brochure or ask your dentist today.
Most Americans have some existing stage of gum disease and may not even realize it. Early signs may go unnoticed. Regular care is the best deterrent, but an immediate visit to the dentist should be scheduled if a patient notices any of the following: gums that bleed with routine care, redness, or puffiness of gums, loose or shifting teeth, receding or painful gums. While anyone can develop gum disease, there are factors that increase the risks. These include smoking or chewing tobacco, certain medications, hormonal changes, some diseases, and even genetics.

What our patients say about Gum Disease Treatment

I know I am in good hands with Dr. Senn as my dentist. He and his staff make dentistry feel safe in his office. He takes the time to explain all my options so I can make the best decision for myself. Dr. Senn always wants the best possible care for all his patients.
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In advanced stages of periodontal disease, we offer a non-surgical remedy called PerioProtect. This procedure eliminates a huge percentage of oral bacteria, leading to gum disease reversal. This FDA cleared option allows a patient to avoid invasive treatments such as periodontal surgery. If gum disease is a concern, inquire about PerioProtect, and avoid the excessive cost and pain of oral surgery.

For more information about gum disease prevention and treatments, or for an appointment, contact Dr. Silvano Senn of Whole Health Dentistry in Sebastopol, CA.
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