Periodontic TreatmentsGum disease can occur when plaque is not removed from the teeth completely. If plaque remains on the teeth, bacteria will follow. Once infection begins in the gum tissue, it is only a matter of time until it progresses to the point where tissue and bone can be destroyed.
In order to clear up the infection, our Studio City dentist will need to perform certain periodontic treatments. For infections that have not come in contact with the bone, a scaling of the teeth will be done that will include a root planing procedure. With this treatment, plaque and tartar is effectively scraped from the teeth and the gum line with instruments specifically made for this purpose. The surfaces of the roots will also be smoothed out. This treatment is usually sufficient to clear up the infection so that the gums will return to health.
But if periodontal disease has progressed to the point where the bone becomes infected, more aggressive treatment will be needed. Our dentist in Studio City will use oral surgical procedures to remove the infection. If pockets have formed around the teeth, a pocket reduction will be done. With this procedure, the gum tissue is pulled away from the teeth and all bacteria are removed. Any bone that has been damaged will be smoothed out so that bacteria will not have the chance to form there again in the future. Then the tissue is sutured into place.
Gum disease can cause severe damage to gums and teeth, unless you receive the required treatments. Before any tooth loss occurs, contact our Studio City periodontist for treatments.
Studio City PeriodontistWhen the infection has been cleared up, our Studio City periodontist can then concentrate on repairing any damage that may have been done to the gum line. If the gums have receded, a grafting procedure will fill them out, and if the gums are not showing enough of the teeth, excess tissue can be removed that will even out the gum line.
Periodontal disease can cause a good deal of destruction in the mouth. Our periodontist in Studio City can treat disease in all of its stages and restore good health to the gums. With regular visits for periodic exams and professional cleanings, gum disease can be kept at bay.
Our periodontist in Studio City is capable of handling gum disease in any of its stages, whether it is just in the form of swollen gums, or even if it has caused tooth loss.