Periodontal Disease

At our office, Dr. Liang does provide dental treatment for patients with periodontal problems. We perform surgical, and non-surgical procedures to treat gum disease. We also perform surgical crown lengthening to obtain more solid tooth structure for the purpose of restoring fractured teeth broken under the gumline; as weel as cosmetic periodontal procedures to correct gingival tissue recession.

An estimated 80 percent of American adults currently have some form of periodontal diseases.

Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to more serious diseases that result in major damage to the supportive soft tissue and bone of the teeth.

Periodontal disease is the major factor causing teeth lost.

Failure to notice periodontal (gum) disease until further advance of the disease is highly possible.

The symptoms are:

- Bad breath that won't go away

- Red or swollen gums

- Tender or bleeding gums

- Painful chewing

- Loose teeth

- Sensitive teeth.

Please be aware, Periodontal disease may be related to other serious health risks, Such as heart disease and stroke, early birth, etc. (

Please give us a call if you have any of the symptoms, we will evaluation your periodontal status, and find out the best way to treat the problem.

Treatment of periodontal disease

The main goal of treatment is to control the infection. The number and types of treatment may vary, depending on the extent of the gum disease. The most common procedures include: non surgical (deep cleaning, and meditation), or surgical periodontal treatment. Good oral hygiene is essential for successful treatment of periodontal disease.

Treatment of Gingival Recession

Gingival recession is receding gingival tissue with exposure of tooth surface. It may cause hypersensitivity, root caries and esthetic concern. The reason of gingival recession can be complicated. Gingival recession can be treated successfully by augmenting attached gingival tissue and regaining root coverage. Please contact our office for treatment evaluation and options. Click on photo gallery to check out some of the final results.

About Crown Lengthening Procedure

Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure to adjust soft tissue and bone to expose more tooth structure. For example, if a tooth or multiple teeth is fractured or has extensive decay, results in no enough tooth structure to support crowns or bridges, crown lengthening procedure can be used to gain more solid tooth structure to achieve the restorative goal.

Cosmetic crown lengthening is also used to reshape soft tissue or bone to achieve more even gum line to improve your smile. The procedure can be done on one tooth or multiple teeth; it can be done alone, or many times performed before restorative procedure such as veneers and/or crowns.

We provide quality dental services including general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry in Pleasant Hill, Concord, Walnut Creek, and Contra Costa County of Bay Area in California.

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Joe Liang, DDS, MS
General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry
81 Gregory Ln, #310
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523