Did you know that it is possible to treat periodontal disease? There are many procedures available to counteract or remedy the affects that periodontal disease has on oral tissue and bones. Ideally, these procedures would not be necessary because there are many measures that can be taken to avoid getting gum disease in the first place.
Our dentist, Dr. Payam Bostani, is an expert in recognizing periodontal disease and is familiar with the treatments available if they are deemed necessary. Our team at Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental in Burbank, California is skilled and ready to help with all your dental-health care needs.
The preliminary stages of periodontal disease, gingivitis, can often be combatted simply by having your teeth professionally cleaned on a more regular basis (approximately every three-four months). When gingivitis progresses into periodontitis, however, this is where it is often necessary to receive more complicated treatments.
The other procedures that could be necessary are:
– Rot planning and scaling: This is more of a deep cleaning that involves removing plaque and tartar under the gum line and may be performed under a local anesthetic.
– Gum surgery: This would involve surgical procedures that repair the damage caused by the infection and can include: gingivectomy to remove infected tissue, a flap procedure to clean below the gum line and to scale the tooth roots for periodontal pockets, and gum grafting.
– Regenerative procedures: These treatments are used to remove any damaged bone or tissue. Often, bone grafts are necessary in these types of procedures and sometimes tissue-stimulating proteins are put in place to encourage the bone and tissue to regenerate.
The worse you let your gum disease become before seeking help, the more invasive the treatments are likely to be. Luckily, there are many ways in which periodontal disease may be avoided all together. We encourage you to call us at 818-973-7100 and schedule an appointment if you have any questions or concerns about different kind of treatments available. Our capable team happily awaits your visit to our office.