If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, our Los Angeles dental implant specialist will work with you to create a treatment plan to restore your gum health and preserve your teeth. Most patients with gum disease can benefit from non-surgical periodontal treatments, which are designed to eliminate the infection without invasive surgical procedures.
Scaling and root planing is often the first recommendation for those with periodontal disease. The procedure is essentially a deep cleaning technique that removes plaque and tartar from the teeth and the periodontal pockets, or spaces around the teeth, to eliminate the infection. After your scaling and root planing procedure, our dentist may recommend antimicrobial therapy. In many cases, scaling and root planing can stabilize gum health, particularly when combined with increased at-home attention to dental hygiene.
Tray delivery systems may be another option. Custom-fit mouth trays are used to deliver medications directly to the gums. They are similar to fluoride treatments in their design, and they can be used by patients at home to better manage their gum health.
Each case is unique, and our dentist will carefully assess your gum health and needs in order to identify the most appropriate treatment for your periodontal health. Maintaining excellent dental hygiene, including brushing after meals and flossing daily, can help you get the most out of your treatments and reduce the amount of plaque and bacteria in your mouth.
Contact our office today to schedule a comprehensive periodontal evaluation or to learn more about your options.