Periodontics Specialist

Susan Malibiran, DMD -  - Cosmetic & General Dentist

Rio Dental Practice

Susan Malibiran, DMD

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Rohnert Park, CA

Everyone wants a healthy-looking and flawless smile. Keeping your mouth, gums, and teeth healthy means getting special care for any problem that occurs that affects your teeth. Susan Malibiran, DMD, at Rio Dental in Rohnert Park, California, is highly trained and experienced in periodontics and is able to explain and discuss your options and needs for both prevention and treatment. Call Dr. Malibiran at her office or book online for available schedule openings.

Periodontics Q & A

What is periodontics?

Periodontics is the examination, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of your gums, mouth, and dental implants. Dr. Malibiran treats issues like root infection and oral inflammation caused by other health problems — such as diabetes and heart disease. She can also maintain and repair dental implants.  

Why should I get periodontal treatment?

Periodontal treatment is necessary to keep your teeth healthy, as recurring gum and mouth problems weaken your teeth. Getting treatment like deep cleaning and scaling right away keeps your smile looking healthy and working its best. If you already have an issue with your gums, speak with Dr. Malibiran at Rio Dental right away

What happens during a periodontal visit?

At your first appointment, Dr. Malibiran takes a full dental and comprehensive medical history. She asks for information about any medications you’re taking to determine your risk of periodontal disease.

She physically examines your gums, looking for recession of the gum line and pockets between the gums and teeth. She can also perform a deep cleaning and scaling of the gum pockets during a visit. Cleaning the pockets may take more than one appointment to complete. Scaling smoothes out the rough areas on your tooth roots, allowing for healing.

Dr. Malibiran also looks at the position of your teeth, including extra spaces. She also checks for loose or cracked teeth. Call or book an appointment online to schedule your complete exam with Rio Dental.

Who should be seen for periodontal treatment?

If you’re diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes, or pregnancy, you need to pay extra attention to the health of your gums and mouth.

As you age, your teeth and gums decline in health, so protecting your teeth and your mouth becomes even more important as you get older. Health conditions affect your mouth, teeth, and gums in many different ways, so you want a specialized treatment plan to maintain your oral health. Dr. Malibiran always considers your needs as an individual and ensures you get the care that you need.

If you already have periodontal disease or if you want to prevent the disease, contact Rio Dental for available schedule times with Dr. Malibiran by calling the office or booking your appointment online.