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Preventing Periodontal Disease

Stages of Periodontal Disease

Early Diagnosis is the Most Effective Means of Control

Periodontal (gum) disease is more common than heart disease or even cancer, but because it’s not categorized as “life-threatening,” few people know much about the condition.

The tragedy of this disease is that it can totally devastate your appearance. Left untreated, it will erode your jawbone, ultimately resulting in the loss of teeth.

Germs from periodontal disease can even enter the bloodstream, where they have the potential to cause debilitating effects on your general health.

What is the cause of all this misery? Bacterial plaque.

Routine dental checkups and cleanings are the best way to make sure plaque and periodontal disease don’t take the beauty out of your smile. With periodontal disease, early diagnosis is the most effective means of control.

As our patient, you’ll receive:

  • A complete dental periodontal examination
  • Nutritional advice
  • Inspection for oral cancer
  • Personalized bacterial plaque analysis
  • Instruction in plaque control
  • Complete X-rays
  • Scaling and polishing
  • A complete preventive program for your specific needs

About Dr. Jayson A. Chalmers

Jayson Chalmers was raised in Placerville, CA and graduated from El Dorado High School. He received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology from U.C. Berkeley. He went on to receive his dental degree from the University of California, San Francisco. After practicing as an associate dentist in Napa, CA, Dr. Chalmers returned to Sacramento to be closer to friends and family. He began practicing in his current location in January 2005.   Knowing that patients want to have the best options and treatment available to them, Dr. Chalmers has completed many hours of advanced educational training in general, implant, orthodontic, and cosmetic dentistry. He continues to learn and incorporate many of the latest dental technologies in his practice. Through the use of intraoral cameras, digital x-rays and computer imaging he can immediately show and explain all treatment options to the patient.   Dr. Chalmers is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Sacramento District Dental Society, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and is involved in local dental study groups. Dr. Chalmers also is an active participant in Smiles for Kids, where free dental services are provided to local children in need.   Dr. Chalmers and his wife, Desirae, are the parents of Ella and Ava. They are an outgoing family and are very involved in the Arden-Arcade community. As a family, they enjoy tending to their chickens and organic garden, splashing around in the pool and traveling to beachside locations. Dr. Chalmers personal interests include camping and fishing and watching and playing most sports.

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