Non-Surgical Gum Treatment In Los Angeles
Around The Corner Dental Health Spa specializes in non-surgical gum treatment in Los Angeles, and Dr. Kanani is highly experienced in the newest and most innovative procedures that are used to treat and heal gum tissue that may be damaged due to gingivitis, periodontal diseases, and various illnesses. Symptoms of gum disease and damage can include bleeding gums, loose teeth, deep pockets around the tooth structure, and painful, inflamed gingival tissue. It is important to address these issues as soon as possible in order to save the teeth and allow the gums to heal properly. If you are experiencing bleeding gums or any of the above symptoms, you can contact Around The Corner Dental Spa for a full exam and consultation. Dr. Kanani and his highly trained staff will assess your dental issues and will advise on a course of non-surgical gum treatment in Los Angeles that will help get your gums back in healthy shape.
What Types Of Treatments Are Available?
There are various treatments for gum disease and gum inflammation, and the treatment that is needed will be based on your specific condition. When you first visit the dentist, you will be given a full exam and X rays will be taken in order to determine if there is excess tartar below the gum line. If you are in the beginning stages of gum disease, you may be dealing with bleeding gums and spongy gum tissue. In the early stages, gingivitis can be completely reversed with a proper cleaning from the dental hygienist as well as following the hygienist’s instructions on brushing and flossing. Dr. Kanani may recommend that you come back in three months’ time for a follow up cleaning and exam, and if everything looks good, you can go back to your normal cleaning schedule. If there is excessive tartar detected in your X ray, and if your gums bleed easily each time you brush or floss, your gum disease may be progressing. Your hygienist will also use a special tool to measure your gum pockets, and if the measurements are unusually high, this will also signify that your gum disease is progressing. At this stage, what is usually recommended is a gum scaling, deep cleaning, non-surgical gum treatment procedure. The mouth is divided up in 4 quadrants, and the deep cleaning procedure will take place in two to four appointments. A special cleaning tool is used to clean deep under the gum tissue, and this will remove the buildup of tartar that floss cannot reach. One to two quadrants will be cleaned at each appointment, and this is to minimize pain and discomfort when the gums are healing.
Once the cleaning is complete, the hygienist will use a syringe to administer peroxide or a special medication in order to promote healing. You may also be sent home with a special rinse that is to be used each night, which will fight bacteria and allow your gum tissue to heal. Once you have had a deep cleaning procedure, your dentist will recommend that you come back within three months’ time for what is known as a periodontal maintenance appointment. The hygienist will measure your gum pockets to ensure that they are healing, and they will perform a special cleaning that involves cleaning slightly below the gum line. Once the maintenance is complete, the hygienist will advise on when you should come back for your next appointment. If your gums are healing properly, they may recommend coming back in six months, and if at the six month mark your gums are completely healed, the hygienist may start to schedule you for regular cleaning appointments without the periodontal maintenance.
Laser Gum Treatments and Procedures in Woodland Hills
Around The Corner Dental Health Spa also offers laser treatments for minor gum issues. Lasers can be used to remove damaged and diseased tissue caused by gingivitis and periodontal disease in order for the gums to heal properly, and laser procedures are virtually painless. They are becoming a popular form of dental treatment due to their minimal recovery time and minimal side effects. Dr. Kanani will advise you on whether or not you may be a good candidate for a non-surgical gum treatment with laser technology. Laser technology is also used in cosmetic procedures, and this is what is known as gum contouring. Gum contouring usually complements the placement of veneers or bridges to give an even and healthy look to the gums and teeth.
If you are suffering from painful, bleeding gums, loose teeth, bad breath, or jaw pain, you may have the beginning stages of periodontal disease or gingivitis. Dr. Kanani is a highly trained Board Certified Dentist that can assist you with non-surgical gum treatment Los Angeles. Contact our Woodland Hills office to set up an appointment, and our caring staff will take good care of you. Dr. Kanani cares about his patients and their well being, and he works diligently to treat his patients’ various dental issues successfully in order for them to have happy and healthy smiles.