Whether you think you may have a mild form of gum disease such as gingivitis or a severe case of periodontitis ("inflammation around the tooth"), you're in the right place. This website, and our periodontist offices in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles, are here to educate you on gum disease and how you can take the right steps to reverse the damage and get your mouth healthy again. We've designed our website, and indeed our entire practice, to help you take the right action with your gum problems. We believe that you need to take immediate action to learn about your condition and start using the right treatment plan. We are here for you. Call us with any questions.
Lack of Knowledge:
Many people are affected by gum disease (it's estimated that more than 3 of every 4 adults over the age of 35 have some form of gum disease) - yet many people don't even know that they have it! If you have even the smallest hint that something is wrong with your gums, please - take the assessment risk test (see the link above) and begin your first steps towards treatment.
Another common reason we hear of people avoiding treatment is FEAR. Fear of dentists - Fear of pain - Fear of the unknown. This can be alleviated by education. Browse through this site and you'll learn that effective treatment of gum disease is straight-forward and can be pain free. With the use of the Biolase laser in our San Luis Obispo office, procedures are less invasive and tend to be less uncomfortable.
Many people are concerned about the cost. Our office has flexible payment options to ensure that any portion not covered by dental insurance is affordable. Ask yourself what the real cost would be if you do nothing. Conditions that can be reversed now will progressively become more difficult to treat. We will treat you as conservatively as possible and keep your costs low, but our mutual goal is to help you save as many teeth as possible during your lifetime.
80% of the population have gum disease and many don't even know it. But if you have reason to suspect that you may have an issue with your gums, either because of soreness, loose teeth, bleeding gums or bad breath, please do yourself a favor and have it checked out. Especially if your dentist or hygienist has mentioned that you should keep an eye on your gums. Call now to book a consultation with Dr. Sayre-Carstairs. Her 20 years of experience and expertise with the Biolase dental laser sets her apart as the periodontist of choice in the San Luis Obispo area. Ask your dentist and you'll hear the reasons why so many general dentists refer their patients to Dr. Sayre-Carstairs. Call for your appointment today at (805) 545-9400.
Click on the SLO County map below to find driving directions to the San Luis Obispo Periodontist Office at 620 California Blvd,. Suite L, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Call (805) 545-9400.
Click on the Paso Robles map below to find the Paso Robles Periodontist Office at 143 Niblick Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446 or call the dental office at (805) 238-4222.