Periodontics Treatment Torrance CA

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal Treatment Torrance, CA

If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, your treatment options will depend on the severity and details of your case. At Dentist of Torrance, we will talk over every option with you, always beginning with the least invasive, non-surgical options.

How is Periodontal Disease Treated?

Non-surgical and surgical methods are used to treat gum disease, but before any treatment option is performed or recommended, a periodontist will complete a periodontal exam of your mouth.

Depending on the severity of your infection and the condition of your teeth, jawbone, and gums, the periodontist will determine the best periodontal treatment for you.

When discussing your treatment options, we encourage you to ask questions and voice any concerns you may have.

Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment

Scaling

A unique procedure used to fight periodontal disease, scaling is used to clean the surface of your teeth and beneath the gums, removing tartar and plaque that everyday toothbrushes can’t reach. This is done using an ultrasonic device, instruments, or a laser.

Root Planing

Root planing will smoothen rough root surfaces to suppress the buildup of bacteria and tartar, giving your gum tissue a clean, healthy surface to reattach to.

Antibiotics

Topical antibiotics, like mouth rinses and gels, are used to deliver antibiotics into the spaces between your teeth and gums after deep cleanings. To eliminate bacteria that can cause infections completely, oral antibiotics may be necessary.

If gum disease is caught in its early stages, non-surgical options may be the only periodontal treatments needed.

Periodontics Treatment Torrance CA
Periodontics Treatment in Torrance CA

Surgical Periodontal Treatment

Surgical Periodontal Treatment

This procedure removes bacteria, plaque, and tartar collected underneath your gum tissue, as well as any damaged tissue that won’t survive. The removal of this buildup effectively cleans and decreases the size of the spaces around your teeth (pockets) caused by gum disease, encouraging your gums to reattach to your teeth.

Bone Graft

Bone grafts hold teeth in place, preventing tooth loss and serving as a platform for natural bone to regrow.

Soft Tissue Graft

This procedure uses tissue from the roof of your mouth to reinforce the gum line after it has receded. Soft tissue grafts stop the progression of gum recession, cover exposed roots, and can aesthetically enhance your smile.

Regeneration

Regeneration can be used to restore the tissue and bone loss in severe cases of gum disease. First, the gum tissue is cleared of tartar, bacteria, and plaque. To encourage the body to repair the bone and tissue destroyed, a bone graft or protein that stimulates tissue growth is used.

What Can I Expect After My Periodontal Treatment?

After your periodontal treatment, special medication may be given to you to lessen pain, control infection, or aid in healing. Your teeth and gums may be sensitive and the soreness may make brushing something you’d rather avoid. However, it’s important to follow the periodontist’s home care instructions.

How Often is Periodontal Treatment Necessary?

Getting gum disease under control is important and keeping it under control will require regular maintenance. Periodontal maintenance care – more extensive, deeper cleanings – will be necessary to maintain healthy gums.

Your dentist will discuss your individual maintenance routine, including how often you need to come in for cleanings or other treatments. If periodic maintenance is kept up, plaque will lower, inflammation will improve, and tooth pockets shrink, resulting in overall improvement to your gum health.

If you’ve been diagnosed with periodontal disease, Dentist of Torrance has the tools and expertise to assist you.

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