Gum Disease Treatment
Dr. Kashfian, Beverly hills gum disease treatment dentist and Chatsworth gum disease treatment dentist, may recommend surgical treatment to help restore patient’s oral health.
Scaling and Root Planing
Dr. Kashfian removes harmful bacterial buildup through a method called scaling and root planing. Scaling allows harmful bacteria to be removed from above the gum line, while root planing removes bacteria in periodontal pockets located on the roots of teeth.
Flap surgery may be necessary if deep pockets and inflammation are still apparent following scaling and root planing procedures. Dr. Kashfian, expert in periodontal treatments in Beverly Hills and periodontal treatments in Chatsworth, will perform flap surgery in order to help remove deposits in deep pockets. These pockets are reduced in order to prevent reoccurrence of infection. Gum tissue is gingerly lifted away from teeth and tartar buildup is then intricately removed from the root’s surfaces. Sutures will then be placed to help gum tissue heal around teeth.
Bone and tissue grafts may also be used to help the regeneration of bone and gums. Natural or synthetic bone can be placed in areas where bone has deteriorated. Bone and connective tissue will be allowed to develop in order to enhance the density of the bone. Soft tissue grafts may also be performed by Dr. Kashfian in order to provide protection for exposed teeth.
The goal of gum disease treatment is to ultimately contain the infection. The types of treatment rendered will depend upon the severity of disease. Despite the level of treatment performed, patients should maintain good oral hygiene. Routine dental examinations and professional cleanings will also help individuals stay healthy and free of gum disease.
Contact Dr. Kashfian, Beverly Hills periodontal treatments dentist and Chatsworth periodontal treatments dentist to schedule an appointment and learn more about available treatments for gum disease..