Excellent Gum Disease Treatment in West Hollywood
People sometimes overlook how vital gum health is to their overall health. Gum disease is a major complication that can negatively affect the well-being of your whole mouth and contribute to other health issues, like cardiovascular disease. Our team at 3D Dental Group provides gum disease treatments designed to help you maintain a vibrant smile and promote long-term health.
Whether you're dealing with mild or advanced periodontal issues, we have the experience and tools necessary to address the effects of gum disease. We look forward to meeting you and assessing your needs so we can get you back on the right path to optimal oral health. Contact us today to see the difference our gum disease treatments can make in your oral well-being!
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What Is Gum Disease?
Periodontal disease, often called gum disease, refers to inflammation and infection of the tissues that support and surround teeth. Because your gums are so important to your dental health, when this inflammation or infection is allowed to progress untreated, it can lead to many complications. Tooth decay, jawbone damage, and even further systemic issues like cardiac problems can be related to gum disease in very advanced cases.
We have designed our preventive gum disease services to keep your periodontal health on the right track. However, if symptoms arise between visits, here are some things to look out for:
- Bleeding gums when flossing
- Pain when brushing
- Sensitive and sore gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Receding gum line
- Discolored teeth
- Loose teeth
Our practice provides exceptional treatments for all stages of gum disease, and we will work hard to minimize and reverse the effects it can have on your oral health. However, we may coordinate your care with a trusted periodontist who comes into our office if your case is sufficiently advanced.
Our Gum Disease and Periodontitis Treatments
Our skilled team at 3D Dental Group delivers excellent care with a gentle touch. We always take the time to understand your unique oral health needs and are passionate about restoring comfort and function to your entire smile.
Our gum disease treatments begin with a thorough examination which helps us determine the presence and severity of any periodontal problems. After diagnosing the extent of the inflammation or infection in your gums, we'll match your needs with a customized treatment plan that may include procedures like:
Scaling & Root Planing: Scaling involves using specialized dental instruments to remove tartar from teeth and below the gums. Planing is a process that involves smoothing tooth roots to remove spaces where bacteria can multiply while also helping to reattach gum tissue to teeth. These treatments are effective ways to help gums stimulate and protect the health of your teeth while minimizing the chance of any bacterial infections taking hold.
Routine Cleanings & Maintenance: Extra cleanings may be required to help restore your oral health after we've discovered gum disease. These extra cleanings may involve scaling and root planing. We'll also use these appointments to educate you about dietary changes and hygiene habits that can help avoid the recurrence of periodontal issues.
Surgical Treatments: We work closely with a periodontist who comes to our practice to perform more complex surgical procedures for you. Some of these procedures may include treatments like gum grafting, pocket reduction, and gum contouring. Our dentist will be available to discuss the options that will serve your needs best and can answer any questions you might have about whether you need surgical interventions.
Am I at Risk of Periodontal Disease?
The chance you might develop gum disease generally has to do with the presence of plaque on your teeth. To avoid periodontal disease, you can practice good dental hygiene and be careful about your diet. Proper brushing and flossing remove excess food particles that can feed bacteria, while a healthy diet provides essential minerals and vitamins important for maintaining dental health. While plaque is the most common contributor to gum disease, there are several other influencing factors, including:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Poor nutrition
- Vitamin C deficiency
- Medications that reduce the flow of saliva
- Conditions that lower your immunity, like HIV
- Hormonal changes, especially in women
How Can Lasers Help with Periodontal Disease?
Laser dentistry is a versatile branch of dentistry and can serve many purposes. Our practice employs minimally invasive laser treatments for mild to moderate gum disease issues. Our dental lasers target and destroy diseased gum tissue and bacteria from periodontal pockets using specific wavelengths.
Some advantages of these treatments are that they cut down on recovery time compared to traditional surgical treatments and generally do not require sutures. Depending on the severity of your case, one or more treatments may be required, and we will consult with you about whether dental lasers will be an effective option for your treatment.
Gum Disease Treatment For Healthy Smiles in West Hollywood
At 3D Dental Group, we are passionate about providing excellent gum disease treatments that benefit the health of your whole smile. Achieving good gum health is a bedrock principle of how we approach our dental care. Whether you are experiencing mild to advanced gum disease issues or you are simply looking to prevent these complications from happening, we have the skill and experience you want.
We know that seeking out treatment for gum disease can be a sensitive subject, but our team will always treat you with the respect and compassion you deserve. We look forward to meeting you and helping you get back on track with your gum health. Contact us today to discover how gum disease treatments can improve your overall health and give you something to smile about!
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