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1844 San Miguel Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Walnut Creek Periodontics and Dental Implants

Etienne P. Lacrampe, DMD  


Welcome to our office!  We are pleased to receive you as a new patient and are happy that you and your dentist have selected us to help you in achieving periodontal health. 

Our goal is to help you achieve dental health through compassionate and comprehensive care. Emerging evidence has shown that dental health has a significant impact on your systemic health. We aim to eliminate infection and to avoid unnecessary tooth loss.  Periodontal health not only helps maintain your teeth and a nice smile, but also helps prevent or lessen the impact of serious medical conditions.

Our surgical procedures are state-of-the-art as we stay on top of the latest clinical procedures through extensive continuing education. This judicious use of technology enables more predictable treatment with less post operative discomfort.

Our office is staffed with highly trained professionals whose goal is to provide care in an empathetic, friendly, and professional atmosphere.  We strive to treat each patient as a unique individual.

We look forward to meeting you in person! 




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Your beautiful smile,
starts here.

The word periodontal means “around the tooth”.  Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone that support the teeth.  Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva.  If plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar).  When plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone.  Periodontal disease is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums. Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t know it!  Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in...

The term “periodontics” refers to the dental specialty that pertains to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease that affects the gums and jawbone.  The gum tissues serve to surround and support the teeth and the underlying jawbone anchors teeth firmly in place.  Periodontists have completed several years of extra dental training and are concerned with maintaining the function, health and aesthetics of the jawbone and tissues. Reasons for periodontal treatment Periodontal disease is a progressive condition which...

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How often should I brush and floss?

Brushing and flossing help control the plaque and bacteria that cause dental disease. Plaque is a film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva that sticks to the teeth and gums.  The bacteria in plaque convert certain food particles into acids that cause tooth decay.  Also, if plaque is not removed,... ...Read More

Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t know it!  Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in the early stages.  Unlike tooth decay, which often causes discomfort, it is possible to have periodontal disease without noticeable symptoms.  Having... ...Read More

Brushing our teeth removes food particles, plaque, and bacteria from all tooth surfaces, except in between the teeth.  Unfortunately, our toothbrush can’t reach these areas that are highly susceptible to decay and periodontal (gum) disease. Daily flossing is the best way to clean between the teeth... ...Read More

With many state-of-the-art dental treatments and prevention options available in dentistry today, there are fewer reasons for having to extract (remove) teeth.  When something does go wrong with a tooth, we try to do everything possible to restore the tooth to its original function.  Removing a... ...Read More

Many people are unaware that having periodontal disease (the destruction of gum tissue and bone that hold our teeth in place) can affect your overall health.  Periodontal disease is one of the most common infections; often more prevalent than the common cold!  Periodontal disease is not only the... ...Read More

Coordinating treatment between the general dentist and the periodontist can many times correct a "gummy smile" by esthetic tissue recontouring combined with rerstorative therapy of crown or veneer placement.  Conversely, short and unesthetic upper front teeth can be greatly improved by repositioning... ...Read More

Newer therapy techniques and enhanced local anesthetics have eliminated any discomfort experienced during periodontal therapy.  Conscious sedation is also an option in making treatment a more pleasant experience.  Following any surgical proceedure, discomfort is expected, but with judicious and... ...Read More

Our fees are regarded as usual, reasonable and customary and eventhough a patient may feel that fees are beyond their expectations, we beleive that it is never less expensive to do something twice, and that treatment will never be more conservative, more cost effective or less invasive than it is... ...Read More

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Etienne P. Lacrampe, DMD, Inc.
Practice Limited to Periodontics & Dental Implants
Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology

Contra Costa County Periodontist, Dr. Etienne Lacrampe is dedicated to Periodontics such as Periodontal Disease Diagnosis and Treatment, Bone Grafts, Crown Lengthening, Dental Implants and more.

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