Perio Protect Gum Disease Treatment - Yuba City, CA

Preserving Smiles and
Enhancing Oral Health

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From Silent Disease to Lasting Protection

Periodontal disease constitutes an infection affecting the soft tissues that constitute the foundation upholding the teeth. Often, inadequate oral hygiene practices shoulder the blame, as they facilitate the accumulation of a sticky bacterial film, known as plaque, on the teeth.

When unaddressed, plaque solidifies into tartar (calculus), fostering the onset of gingivitis. Without timely intervention from a periodontist or a proficient dentist like Dr. Alex Farr at River Oaks Dental, advanced gum disease (periodontitis) can culminate in the emergence of periodontal pockets—an infection within the gums that can extend to other bodily regions—and eventual tooth loss. Fortunately, residents seeking gum disease treatment in Yuba City, CA, can discover respite against potential tooth loss and other health ramifications, even during later stages.

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Gum Disease Warning Signs

  • Bleeding gums when brushing
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Receding gums and tooth sensitivity
  • Visible pus caused by a periodontal abscess
  • Loose teeth
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Gum Infection Treatment
Made Affordable

Dr. Farr is well-versed in treating all stages of periodontal disease in Yuba City, CA, even tackling more complex cases. Our targeted and effective treatments are designed to guide you through gum disease challenges, enabling you to lead a healthier, more comfortable life. At River Oaks Dental, we firmly believe that financial considerations should never hinder access to timely gum disease treatment.

Hence, we present competitive pricing, accept insurance plans from various providers, and extend third-party financing options. The optimal approach to preventing gum disease involves daily oral care, encompassing regular brushing and flossing, biannual dental checkups, and professional cleanings. With consistent preventive dental attention and expert maintenance by a proficient dentist or periodontist, preserving the health of your natural teeth for a lifetime is an achievable goal.

Gum Disease Treatments Tailored to You

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Scaling and Root Planing

During scaling, Dr. Farr removes plaque and tartar on tooth surfaces with an ultrasonic scaler. A built-in irrigation process delivers an antimicrobial agent below the gum line to help reduce bacteria and remove tartar, plaque, and toxins, especially along your tooth roots. The last step is smoothing the tooth root surface to promote healing and help prevent the recurrence of bacteria in impacted areas.

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Periodontal Maintenance

After completing periodontal disease treatment in Yuba City, CA, we recommend scheduling regular maintenance cleanings, usually four times a year. During these visits, we carefully measure the depth of pockets to ensure they haven’t exceeded 3mm, which is considered normal. Stubborn plaque and tartar that are difficult to remove at home are eliminated from above and below your gum line.

perio protect trays


PerioProtect offers a complementary approach to managing periodontal disease by combining professional in-office care with personalized home care. This innovative system utilizes specialized trays designed to facilitate the application of prescribed medications by Dr. Farr directly to the gingival crevices or pockets.

The process begins with precise impressions of your oral cavity, which are then forwarded to a licensed dental laboratory. Here, tailor-made trays are meticulously crafted, enabling the effective delivery of medications deeper into the periodontal pockets, ensuring a more comprehensive and targeted treatment.

FDA-approved, the PerioTrays® utilized in the PerioProtect system have undergone rigorous evaluation. It’s important to note that while these devices have gained FDA approval, there is limited exhaustive clinical research available to validate their treatment efficacy. Further insights can be explored in the American Academy of Periodontology’s comprehensive article on the subject.