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  • Myself and my family have been going to Dr. Woodson for 10 years now. I had bad experiences as a child with dentistry, I was fearful to go back but Dr. Woodson made it feel very personal like you’re the only patient he has to care about. With kids he’s fantastic. I’d recommend him for anybody.
    Armando
  • Alan Woodson is our dentist…I’ve been a patient for 10 years…He’s been wonderful…He has such a marvelous sense of humor…He makes you feel secure…His staff is just as warm and welcoming as he is.
    Monica M.
  • Dr. Woodson has definitely restored my faith in dentistry. I have always had wonderful experiences there; the office staff is great and he is one of the most gentle, funniest and friendliest people I know. He makes each experience very comfortable,there is very little post procedure pain. It’s as pleasant as it can be. I highly recommend him for anyone, child and/or adult and I do recommend all my friends and family. In fact my entire family sees Dr Woodson.
    Francesca
  • My family and I have been going to Dr. Woodson for over 17 years. He’s wonderful, caring and very gentle. My kids used to give me a hard time when they had to go to a dentist – but that was all over when we found Dr. Woodson – we never had a problem again. They are all grown now and they still go to him. He is very very entertaining – so are his staff. It’s a very warm and friendly atmosphere. They go out of their way to make appointments around your work schedule. I would recommend him to anyone – he’s been very good to me and my family.
    Karen
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  • You know you should have spent more time brushing and flossing but what now? Every time you brush your gums bleed. They look red, swollen and are a bit painful as well. You are on your way to Gum Disease, a potentially serious condition. Periodontic treatment is crucial and at The Upland Dentist we can help.

What are Gingivitis and Periodontitis?

Gum disease is manifested in two forms:
Gingivitis The earliest stage of gum disease, causing an inflammation and some bleeding of the gums caused by plaque buildup at the gumline. Gingivitis causes gum inflammation but no bone loss.
Periodontitis The second stage where the supporting bone and fibers that hold your teeth in place are damaged causing bone damage and loss.

The Progression of Gum Disease

Periodontitis is a common complaint affecting approximately 50% of U.S. adults over the age of 30 years. It occurs in people who have preexisting gingivitis which is itself caused by the accumulation of bacteria at the gum line (dental plaque). Your gums may begin to form a pocket below the gumline, which traps food and plaque. If left untreated, plaque calcifies to form dental calculus. Dental calculus must be removed completely by the dentist in order to treat gingivitis and periodontitis. Proper dental treatment and improved home care can usually help prevent further damage. If left untreated, bone supporting your teeth can be destroyed, causing your teeth to shift or loosen.

Treatment of Gum Disease

Our office uses the following services and technologies to treat gum disease:

COMPUTERIZED CHARTING Our computer software allows us to measure the depth of the periodontally infected areas as well as the healthy areas. We can compare your readings from one appointment to the next and provide you with a graphic printout so you can see how you are doing and where you can help yourself with better home care. This also allows us to tailor our treatment, specifically for you.
CAVITRON ULTRASONIC INSTRUMENTATION We use the most modern ultrasonic equipment available to remove plaque buildup quickly and comfortably.
SOFT TISSUE THERAPY Our highly skilled dental hygienists have been trained to thoroughly remove the bacteria ridden plaque and tartar deposits that colonize the roots. This is the key to eliminating periodontal disease.

Prevention of Gum Disease

Daily oral hygiene is vital in preventing the onset and growth of gum disease. Brushing and flossing keep teeth free from plaque-generating bacteria. In addition it is important to visit the dentist regularly for professional cleanings and examinations.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our office to examine the health of your mouth.

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We are based in Upland, CA

The Upland Dentist

304 N Mountain Avenue
Upland, CA, 91786
(909) 660-4867
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