Gum Disease Treatment for Los Angeles & Burbank Residents

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Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing | Bone Grafting To Save Teeth | Antibiotic Treatment | Gum Grafting | Pocket Irrigation | Crown Lengthening | Pocket Reduction Gum Surgery | Cosmetic Gum Treatments
The term “periodontics” refers to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease that affects the gums and jawbone. The gum tissues serve to surround and support the teeth, and the underlying jawbone anchors teeth firmly in place. We have completed several years of extra dental training and are concerned with maintaining the function, health and aesthetics of the jawbone and tissues.

Reasons for Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal (gum) disease is a progressive condition which begins with mild gum inflammation called gingivitis. It is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults living in the developed world, and should be taken very seriously. Periodontal disease (often called gum disease) is typically signified by red, swollen, painful, or bleeding gums, but in some cases has no noticeable symptoms.

Periodontal (gum) disease generally begins when the bacteria living in plaque cause an infection in the surrounding tissues of the teeth, causing them to become irritated and painful. Eventually, this infection will cause the jawbone to recede and the tooth to become loose.

There are several reasons why periodontal treatment may be necessary:

  • Moderate/advanced gum disease – This occurs when the gums are bleeding, swollen or red around most teeth and the jawbone has begun to recede.
  • Localized gum recession – The infection which propagates moderate or advanced gum disease often begins in one area. Gum recession may also be caused due to over brushing with a hard bristle brush, or due to a tooth that is not positioned properly. Immediate treatment is required to prevent further spreading.
  • Before crown lengthening – We may lengthen the crown of the tooth by removing surrounding soft tissue to provide more tooth exposure.
  • Ridge augmentation – This procedure, often called “recontouring,” may be required to correct an uneven gum line. Before embarking on treatment, we need to treat any bacterial infections and periodontitis.

In the case of mild/moderate periodontal problems, the focus will be on treating the underlying bacterial infection and then providing advice on the most appropriate home cleaning methods.

Most of the time a deep scaling is needed to remove the bacterial plaque and calculus (tartar) from the teeth and tissues. Where periodontal disease is advanced and the jawbone has regressed significantly, more intensive cleaning may be recommended and loose teeth that cannot be saved will be removed.

Dr. Ramsey Amin is trained in all aspects of dental implant procedures, which can restore functionality to the mouth when teeth have been affected by periodontitis.

Because periodontal disease is progressive, it is essential to remove the bacteria and calculus build up to halt the spread of the infection. We will be happy to advise you on effective cleaning methods and treatment options.

 

Gum Disease Treatments
 

Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing | Bone Grafting To Save Teeth | Antibiotic Treatment | Gum Grafting | Pocket Irrigation | Crown Lengthening | Pocket Reduction Gum Surgery | Cosmetic Gum Treatments

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About Ramsey A. Amin, DDS

Dr. Ramsey Amin has extensive experience in surgical and restorative implant dentistry. As one of only less than 400 Diplomates of the American Board of Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID) he is considered an expert, and board-certified in dental implants. He is a former instructor at the UCLA School of Dentistry.