Gum Disease Treatment – Los Angeles, CA
Soothe Your Swollen, Bleeding Gums
Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. It occurs when there’s an accumulation of harmful bacteria on your gums. The condition starts as gingivitis, which is characterized by irritation and inflammation of the gum tissue. Eventually, gingivitis can turn into periodontitis, causing pockets to form between the gums and teeth. The bacteria that gather in these pockets can destroy the tissue holding your teeth in place, making them loose. To avoid the worst consequences of gum disease, call Rancho Park Dental Care to set up a periodontal appointment to receive gum disease treatment in our Los Angeles, CA dental office at the earliest sign of a problem.
Why Choose Rancho Park Dental Care for Gum Disease Treatment?
- Convenient Accessible Dental Office Location
- Dentist with Over 20 Years of Experience
- Straightforward, Effective Periodontal Therapy
Scaling & Root Planing
Some of the bacteria contributing to gum disease can be difficult to reach with regular cleaning techniques. Instead, we employ a deep cleaning process known as scaling and root planing. Scaling is the removal of plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the gums, with particularly close attention being paid to the spaces between the gums and teeth. Root planing simply means smoothing out the roots of the teeth so that plaque doesn’t accumulate on them as easily in the future.
Using antibiotics in combination with scaling and root planing helps the gums heal more effectively. Our team favors Arestin for treating gum disease and reducing periodontal pocket depth. Many microspheres are placed in your gum pockets. Over time, they will release the antibiotic, killing any bacteria remaining in the gums. Arestin is normally used to directly fight the gum infection for about two weeks; additional treatments may be applied as needed after each scaling and root planing session.