SanTa Rosa Dental

Periodontist in Santa Rosa

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Periodontics is an area of dentistry that includes prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease, as well the placement of dental implants and their maintenance. These two periodontic areas are closely connected: infection or deterioration of your gums will adversely impact the long-term health of your dental implants, and vice-versa. Our Santa Rosa dentist Dr. Michael Rice understands this important periodontal relationship and provides the following periodontal services to maintain your oral health and enhance your smile:

Crown Lengthening
Osseous Surgery
Gingivectomy
Dental Implants, to replace single or multiple missing teeth

Periodontal Disease Santa Rosa

Periodontal disease is a long-term infection in your gums, and it can cause serious problems. If untreated, periodontal disease results in loss of gum tissue, the underlying bone, and eventually loss of your teeth in the infected areas. Over 80% of Americans suffer periodontal disease-inflicted damage to their gums, teeth, and surrounding bone by the age of 45. Your Santa Rosa dentist Dr. Michael Rice helps you avoid this common dental infection.

Dental plaque is usually the main cause of periodontal disease. Dental plaque is the clear, sticky biofilm that occurs naturally on your teeth above and below the gum line. The millions of bacteria in dental plaque produce toxins that irritate your gums, causing swelling and bleeding. If the dental plaque is not removed and this irritation continues, your gums will separate from your teeth. Deep pockets form, and in this hard-to-clean space more dental plaque and harmful bacteria propagate. Over time, your dental plaque turns into a hard substance called calculus or tartar. Dental plaque can usually be removed with simple brushing and flossing; hardened calculus cannot. You must visit your Santa Rosa dentist to have your calculus professionally removed. If the calculus is allowed to remain, your gum tissue will continue to recede, your pockets will increase in depth, and the infection will spread to the bone and jeopardize your teeth and jaw.

You can prevent periodontal disease with regular checkups with your Santa Rosa dentist Dr. Michael Rice and of course with daily brushing and flossing. If you notice red or bleeding gums, please call Santa Rosa Dental today for a periodontal checkup 707-578-7701.

Dental Implants Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa dentist Dr. Michael Rice can replace your lost tooth or teeth with dental implants. Dental implants are small titanium screws that anchor into the position of your missing tooth. Santa Rosa dentist Dr. Michael Rice uses the latest, clinically-tested bio-compatible dental implants, so your bone should grow around them without complication and create a strong foundation. On top of the implant, he places a life-like dental crown, dental bridge, or even full denture if you’re missing all of your teeth. Our goal at Santa Rosa Dental is to help you eat and smile with comfort and confidence.

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About Our Practice

Our professionally trained team at Santa Rosa Dental is excited to get to know you better and help you meet your goals of a healthy and attractive smile. We know that for some people coming to the dentist may cause some anxiety, each one of us is dedicated to making each visit pleasant and comfortable.

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Meet Dr. Rice

Dr. Michael Rice is from a large family of nine children with an older brother who is also a practicing dentist currently in the Army. He was raised in Bellevue, WA in the Pacific Northwest and is never disheartened at the sight of clouds and rainy weather.

Testimonials

I tell everyone I talk to how much I enjoy going to the dentist! Dr. Rice and his wonderful staff make every effort to keep the dental experience comfortable – the office has a warm and friendly feel and smells really good! Now that I have Invisalign braces I’m a more frequent patient and look forward to my visits.

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