Gum disease is often the result of improper oral hygiene that allows harmful bacteria to remain on the teeth and gradually infect gum tissue. Other factors can contribute to gum complications such as smoking, hormonal changes, stress, and poor nutrition. If you notice any of the symptoms of periodontal disease such as bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, receding gums, and periodontal pockets, then it is time you pay a visit to our Los Angeles periodontal treatments expert.
Some patients may not exhibit any symptoms of gum disease, which is why it is so important to schedule regular dental examinations so that our Los Angeles dentist can evaluate your oral health and recommend the best treatment before the issue gets too severe. Various treatments are available, and the best one for you will depend on how extreme the gum disease has gotten.
Periodontal Treatments Los Angeles
Mild cases of gum disease, known as gingivitis, can usually be treated with non-surgical methods. A professional dental cleaning from our expert in periodontal treatments in Los Angeles may be all you need to remove the plaque and tartar causing the problems. Dental cleanings are a part of any standard check-up that you should get once every six months. We can also perform a scaling and root planing, which involves our Los Angeles periodontal treatments expert to remove bacteria that is below and above the gum line.
For more severe cases of gum disease, known as periodontitis, actual surgical methods may need to be performed. If any portion of your jaw bone has been deteriorated, our expert in periodontal treatments in Los Angeles can perform a bone graft to restore its density. Gum grafts can also be performed to restore gum tissue. If the gum disease is being aided by too much space between the teeth and gums, we can give you a pocket reduction surgery to reduce the size of periodontal pockets. This limits the area where bacteria can grow and reduces your risk of complications. If you are concerned about your treatment, whether it is surgical or non-surgical, inform our dentist, and we can provide you with sedation dentistry techniques.