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Sherman Oaks Periodontics

Preventing & Treating Gum Disease

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is the leading cause of tooth loss. About 75% of the adult population has some measure of gum decay or disease. 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. 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.

Contact us at (818) 918-3295 to learn more about periodontics in Sherman Oaks.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Some of the causes of periodontal disease include:

  • Bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone that support the teeth
  • Formation of plaque
  • Ongoing gum inflammation
  • Tobacco use
  • Hormonal changes
  • Diseases, such as diabetes

Signs of Gum Disease

Your dentist 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.

Patients with periodontitis are actually at a greater risk for:

  • Stroke
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes complications
  • Infections in the respiratory system
  • Pre-term births in pregnant women

Gum Disease Treatment Options

There are several different options for periodontal treatment. 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
  • 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.
  • Laser Treatment – Lasers can be used to remove diseased gum tissue with less discomfort than traditional surgery.

Advanced Laser Gum Treatment

At Sherman Oaks Dental Care & Orthodontics, Dr. Ebrahimian, also known as "Dr. E," provides a no cut, no stitch, and no fear laser treatment as an alternative therapy. With the use of FDA approved PerioLase, Dr. E has successfully treated many patients comfortably and efficiently, allowing them to return to their everyday lives in no time.

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

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