Gum Disease Treatment - Van Nuys, CA

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Early stages of gum disease

Why Treat Gum Disease?

Many patients know that gum disease affects a smile’s appearance, but were you aware that this progressive condition can actually cause serious harm? Gum disease begins with an infection of the gum tissue that can quickly progress until bone is irreversibly destroyed and teeth are at a risk for being lost. Our gum disease treatment is designed to target and remove disease-causing bacteria and return health back to the gums, teeth, and bone. We are trained to treat a wide range of diseases associated with the soft tissue and conveniently provide custom treatment in our Van Nuys, CA office. Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss or have you noticed they appear tender or swollen? You may have gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. Seeking treatment now can help preserve the health of your smile! We have a number of treatment options available depending on your unique situation.

Our Gum Disease Treatment Options:

The first step in treating gum disease is non-surgical scaling and root planing. A “deep” clean, scaling removes the plaque and tartar from the teeth and root planing smooths and reshapes the surface. This allows the healthy gums to reattach to the teeth, minimizing the depth of periodontal pockets.
Severe cases of gum disease need surgical treatment to remove the diseased gum tissue and bacteria, plaque, and tartar from around the teeth. Osseous surgery gentle peels back gum tissue to access areas beneath the gums, cleans the teeth, reshapes the damaged bone, and secures tissue back to the teeth to encourage new tissue and bone growth.
Patients treated for gum disease require routine monitoring of their gum health to ensure the disease does not develop again. Periodontal maintenance does this through deep cleanings of the teeth every 3-4 months to remove plaque and tartar that has built up above and below the gumline.

Saving Your Smile from Gum Disease

Our goal with gum disease treatment is to preserve the health of the gums, bone, and teeth by removing disease-causing infection and bacteria. But restoring health to the smile can also keep you from experiencing more serious complications that result from untreated gum disease. Studies show a link between chronic gum disease and systemic issues, including heart disease, diabetes, and others, making timely treatment all the more critical to restoring oral and overall health. Comprehensive treatment from our experienced Van Nuys, CA team can:

  • Eliminate chronic low-grade infection of the gum tissue
  • Halt the spread of bacteria throughout the mouth and body
  • Preserve the integrity of bone structure around teeth
  • Save loosening teeth from falling out or needing extraction
  • Restore health to the gum tissue and reduce pocket depth
  • Return your smile to a healthy, attractive, and functional state!
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Scaling and Root Planing

Is gum disease threatening the health of your smile?