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Periodontal Therapy in Sherman Oaks

Preventing & Treating Gum Disease

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is the leading cause of tooth loss. Aging doesn’t mean tooth loss is unavoidable. Caring for the teeth and gums with good oral hygiene and regular dental care can help preserve your teeth for life. Sherman Oaks Dental Care & Orthodontics can help. We offer routine dental care and periodontal therapy in Sherman Oaks.

Signs of Gum Disease

Periodontal disease is caused by a bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone that support the teeth. Your dentist in Sherman Oaks will check for signs of gum disease at every visit. The symptoms vary, depending on the progression of the disease and may include bleeding gums, swollen gums, loosening teeth, and pain in the gums.

Treating Gum Disease

There are several different options for periodontal therapy. The ultimate goal in any type of treatment is to restore the health of the diseased tissues. The progression of the disease indicates the best course of treatment, ranging from deep cleanings to surgical procedures.

Treatment options for periodontal disease include:

  • Scaling and Root Planing – These deep cleaning methods use hand scalers and ultrasonic instruments to remove plaque and tartar from below the gum line.Dental scaling
  • Laser Treatment – Lasers can be used to remove diseased gum tissue with less discomfort than traditional surgery.
  • Gum Grafts – Replacing lost gum tissue is important to protect the tooth roots. Gum tissue can be taken from another area of the mouth or donor tissue can be used.

You can help prevent periodontal disease by brushing and flossing your teeth daily to prevent plaque and tartar from building up beneath the gum line. In addition, you can avoid excess sugar, smoking, and schedule regular dental exams to prevent problems and detect them early.

If you have signs of gum disease, don’t wait to seek help. Call (818) 918-3295 to schedule an appointment.

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