Dr. Roy Yoo is an experienced periodontist located in Rowland Heights, CA. At Plaza Dental Group, we provide preventative care in order to keep our patients healthy and prevent periodontal (gum) disease whenever possible. Most gum disease can be prevented by removing bacteria, plaque and tartar from teeth and gums. If, however, bacteria or plaque becomes trapped underneath the gums, they can start to swell and bleed. This first stage of gum disease is referred to as gingivitis, and we can treat the condition from our Rowland Heights dentist office.

Dr. Roy Yoo can perform a deep cleaning in order to remove the bacteria and plaque from under the gums and along the tooth roots. This procedure is called deep scaling. As a family dentist, we offer sedation dentistry so that our patients can remain comfortable during this treatment. Once the bacteria and plaque have been removed, the gums will start to heal themselves, and the symptoms of gum disease should be eliminated. We treat patients throughout the 91748 area and recommend scheduling an appointment with our dentist office as soon as the gums become swollen so that this procedure is all that is necessary.

As a periodontist, we find that many people will wait until their gums have started to recede before scheduling an appointment with our general dentist office. Unfortunately, when the gums recede more of the tooth structure and roots are exposed. This makes them susceptible to an infection and bone loss will often occur as a result. In order to close pockets in the gum tissue, Dr. Roy Yoo may perform a gum graft. This is also done under sedation and necessary for eliminating discomfort and preventing tooth loss.

In our Rowland Heights dentist office, Dr. Roy Yoo also addresses other issues pertaining to gum and jawbone health. When gums are uneven, he can conduct a recontouring procedure. This can improve the overall appearance of the patient’s smile and be used as part of the smile makeover process. As a cosmetic dentist, this is one of the ways Dr. Roy Yoo can transform a patient’s smile.

As a periodontist, Dr. Roy Yoo is also an expert at using dental implants to replace missing teeth. This is a surgical procedure where a metal post is implanted under the gums and secured to the jawbone. The metal and bone will fuse together in order to create a synthetic root system that a new tooth is attached to. When patients visit our dentist office, we recommend having a teeth whitening procedure completed first so that the new tooth will be brilliantly white and match the surrounding ones. Working with an expert can ensure that the dental implants procedure is done correctly, the recovery time is reduced, and the results look perfect.

Those that need an emergency dentist can also benefit from visiting Plaza Dental Group. Dr. Roy Yoo treats patients throughout Rowland Heights, CA and can provide immediate relief of oral pain that can come from gum disease, tooth decay, or damage. When gum disease is present, he will provide periodontal treatments. If, however, there is tooth decay or damage he can provide same day restorations as a CEREC dentist. He can create dental crowns and dental veneers in our California dentist office within a matter of hours. This way patients can walk in with a dental problem and leave in excellent health, without the need for a second appointment.

If you live in the 91748 area and are concerned about the health of your gums, call 626-965-0971 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Roy Yoo. He can examine you and provide treatment recommendations so that you can improve your oral health.