Periodontal Services Palo Alto // Gum Disease Palo Alto
Periodontists are dentists who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease as well as the placement and maintenance of dental implants. A periodontist is one of the eight dental specialists recognized by the American Dental Association and has had extensive training with two additional years of study after dental school.
As specialists they devote their time, energy, and skill to helping patients care for their gums.
Palo Alto Dental Care specializes in conservative and surgical treatment of gum disease including cosmetic procedures to aesthetically enhance your smile, including:
Periodontal Disease Palo Alto
Periodontal diseases are ongoing infections of the gums that gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically-susceptible individuals. Bacteria found in plaque produce toxins or poisons that irritate the gums. They may cause them to turn red, swell, and bleed easily. If this irritation is prolonged, the gums separate from the teeth causing pockets (spaces) to form. Plaque can also harden into a rough, porous substance known as calculus (or tartar). This can occur both above and below the gum line. As periodontal diseases progress, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth in place deteriorate. If left untreated, this leads to tooth loss. Statistically, this disease damages the teeth, gum, and jawbone of more than 80 percent of Americans by age 45.
Dental Implants Palo Alto
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that their teeth appear natural and that their facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.
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Dr. Mikhail Nasakin
Doctor Name: Dr. Mikhail Nasakin
Cosmetic and Family Denstistry
Dr. Mikhail Nasakin, the older of two siblings, was raised in the Bay Area and attended the University of California at Davis graduating in 2005 with a B.S. majoring in the field of Neurology, Physiology, and Behavior. Following in his mother’s footsteps, Dr. Galina Nasakin, he enrolled at New York University College of Dentistry obtaining his credentials of Doctorate of Dental Surgery graduating class of 2010. Prior to returning to the Bay Area in hopes of joining his mother’s practice, Dr. Nasakin spent an additional two years completing his General Practice Residency training at Staten Island University Hospital.
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Dr. Galina Nasakin
Doctor Name: Galina Nasakin DDS
Cosmetic and Family Dentisitry
Dr. Galina Nasakin graduated in 1983 from the School of Dentistry at The Moscow State University. After successfully completing National and California State board requirements, Dr. Nasakin began her dental practice in California in 1995. Dr. Galina Nasakin has over 25 years of invaluable clinical experience which has allowed her to excel in accomplishing predictable, esthetic, and functional results in patients who have extensive restorative needs. Her philosophy is to treat dental problems early, thus preventing extensive and costly treatment later on of importance in order to make her patients comfortable with their treatment decisions. Hence, she makes sure that her staff at the front desk is resourceful, competent and helpful in providing information to her patients.
Our Office Hours
Tuesday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Dental Services Palo Alto