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    What Is a Periodontal Screening?

    Last updated 16 hours ago

    Gum and periodontal disease can have serious negative effects on your oral and general health. Fortunately, your dentist is prepared to screen you for such conditions. Watch this video to learn about periodontal screenings.

    It is important to have your dentist screen you for periodontal disease because you may be afflicted without being aware. Your dentist will examine the pockets between your teeth and gums to inspect for signs of this disease. If the pockets are more than 3 millimeters in depth, you may have periodontal disease. The faster you and your dentist notice the symptoms, the sooner you can begin treatment.

    Comfort Dental is proud to be the San Jose area’s home for general and cosmetic dentistry. We offer implants, cleanings, extractions, and a variety of other services. If you would like to know more about our business, feel free to call us at (408) 458-8643 or visit our website.

    What Issues Can Invisalign Treat?

    Last updated 25 days ago

    Invisalign is a revolutionary dental solution that can treat a variety of oral health conditions. If you suffer from any of the following issues, you should talk to your dentist about Invisalign and how it can help you get the smile you want:

    Crooked Teeth

    Straight, white smiles are considered the most beautiful. If crooked teeth make you feel self-conscious about showing off your pearly whites, Invisalign could help. The dentist will set you up with invisible aligners that gradually shift your teeth into a straighter, more aesthetically appealing position that makes you feel proud to show off your smile. 

    Gapped Teeth

    Spaces between your teeth throw off the aesthetics of a smile and make it more difficult to care for your teeth and gums. This space might eventually cause other teeth to shift and open up even larger gaps. With the help of Invisalign, you can move the teeth closer together and get rid of these gaps to create a more attractive, healthier smile.

    An Overbite or an Underbite

    Bite problems make it difficult to chew and to speak. They also make a smile less attractive. If you have an overbite or an underbite, Invisalign is a smart treatment option for you. This teeth-straightening solution can shift your bite back into place and improve your overall tooth function.

    Crowded Teeth

    Sometimes teeth that are too close together crowd the mouth and make it extremely difficult to practice proper oral hygiene. If your jaw is too small to accommodate all of your teeth, your dentist can first use a palate expander to make room and then set you up with Invisalign to improve the look and feel of your teeth.

    When it comes to quality dental services in San Jose, no one does it better than Comfort Dental. Our cosmetic services help you get the smile that you want. Whether you have crooked teeth or an overbite, our dentist will work with you to find the right solution. To learn more about our dentistry services, call (408) 458-8643.

    Spotlight on Dr. Ladan Sahabi

    Last updated 1 month ago

    The dentists at Comfort Dental work hard to bring all of our patients the best oral care in San Jose. Dr. Laden Sahabi is an integral member of our team and brings the following to our practice:

    Dr. Sahabi is hugely interested in continued learning and first graduated from University of California Los Angeles before obtaining her doctorate of Dental Surgery from University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. She spent some time teaching Integrated Reconstructive Dental Science at the University of Pacific School of Dentistry. She works hard to offer her patients the best, most comfortable dental care possible to give them the results they want.

    Schedule an appointment with Comfort Dental to see Dr. Sahabi and the rest of our team in action. Whether you want to schedule a routine checkup or looking into cosmetic options like veneers, our staff will do everything they can to provide comprehensive and effective dental services. To learn more about our practice or to schedule an appointment, visit us online or call (408) 458-8643.

    The Progression of Untreated Gum Disease

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Gum disease develops when the tissues and bones of the gums get infected. Without the proper care, gum disease will only get worse. It is imperative to take care of your teeth and gums to prevent the following progression of periodontal disease:

    Gingivitis

    The first stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. This minimal infection results in bleeding gums that are often swollen and red. Many people do not feel any pain with gingivitis, which puts them at risk for letting the infection get worse. Pay attention to your gums when you brush and floss. If you notice any bleeding, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist so you can rid of gingivitis and get back to healthy teeth and gums.

    Periodontitis

    If gingivitis is not treated, it will eventually turn into periodontitis, which happens when the infection actually travels beneath the gum line. The toxins in the infection bother the gums and cause them to go on the defensive. Unfortunately, this response actually hurts the body and leads to breakdown in the tissues and bones that support the teeth. Eventually, the gums will actually move away from the teeth and leave even more open spaces in the mouth that could get infected. If left untreated, the disease will continue to get worse and worse until the dentist will have to actually remove the teeth to stop the infection.

    Other Health Issues

    Gum disease can also negatively affect the rest of your health. If the infection gets into your blood, it could increase your risk for heart disease or respiratory disease. Untreated periodontal disease also makes it more difficult to handle diabetes.

    If you think you might have gum disease, come to San Jose’s Comfort Dental to get the periodontal treatment you need to avoid these issues. We also offer round-the-clock emergency care to ensure that you always get the dental attention that you need. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, visit us online or call (408) 458-8643.

    The Anatomy of a Tooth

    Last updated 1 month ago

    The two main parts of the tooth are the crown and the root. The crown is the part you can see and the root is the part that rests beneath the gum line. Each tooth also has four tissues called enamel, dentin, pulp, and cementum that protect it and allow optimal function.

    With proper oral hygiene, all of these parts work together to create strong teeth. Check out this dental video to see how to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

    Work in conjunction with the dentists at Comfort Dental to practice proper oral hygiene and keep your teeth and gums functioning well. We make it easy to get comprehensive dental care in San Jose. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, visit us online or call (408) 458-8643.



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