Periodontal Gum Treatment

General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry & Implant Dentistry in Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA

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Periodontal Gum Treatment services offered in Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is a condition that involves infections of the structures around your teeth, including your gums, your periodontal ligament, and your alveolar bone. 

Your WPD Dental Group dentist can monitor your gum health and treat any diseases affecting your gums. 

Over time, unhealthy gums can negatively affect your dental health. Unhealthy gums have even been associated with a number of serious diseases like stroke, arthritis, and coronary artery disease.

What is periodontal gum treatment?

Periodontal gum treatment usually refers to dental treatments and procedures designed to help treat or prevent periodontal disease and periodontitis. Periodontal gum treatments can also restore your gums and gum line and enhance your dental hygiene and the look of your smile.

WPD Dental Group provides both surgical and nonsurgical periodontal gum treatment and regenerative dental procedures that regenerate lost tissue and bone supporting your teeth. Periodontal gum treatment can help reverse some of the damage caused by periodontal disease.

WPD Dental Group offers deep cleanings and scaling and root planing to carefully clean the root surfaces and remove tartar and plaque from deep periodontal pockets.

If needed, your dentist can fold back the gum tissue, remove the disease-causing bacteria, and secure the tissue back in place. In some cases, they can use bone grafts or tissue-stimulating proteins to encourage your body’s natural ability to regenerate tissue and bone. 

WPD Dental Group also provides gum graft surgery. Exposed tooth roots are usually the result of gum recession, and gum graft surgery is a great way to restore your smile. Your dentist can use gum grafts to cover roots or develop gum tissue. Your dentist can take gum tissue from your palate or another donor source to cover your exposed root.

Why would I need periodontal gum treatment?

If you have signs of periodontal disease, you might need periodontal gum treatment. Symptoms of periodontal disease include: 

  • Bleeding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Sensitive teeth and gums
  • Swollen gums

If you have these symptoms, it’s best to visit WPD Dental Group to protect your dental health. In some cases, periodontal gum treatment can prevent a tooth extraction and save your natural tooth.

WPD Dental Group uses advanced laser dentistry and the best possible dental tools and technology. Schedule your personal consultation on the website or over the phone.