Got Gum Disease? Here Are the Treatments That Are Available

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If your dentist, Dr. Sam Markzar, told you that you’re a victim of gum disease, then it’s very important to treat it as soon as possible. If you fail to treat it, it can spread and destroy your entire smile and oral health. Gum disease is a very serious and dangerous dental issue that should never be taken lightly. There are many treatments available to help you eliminate the disease. Those treatments are:

-Dental cleanings: Dental cleanings can treat the early stage of gum disease, which is known as gingivitis. The cleanings will remove the plaque and tartar (which are the culprits of the disease) from the smile and restore your oral health.

-Scaling and root planing: Scaling and root planing can treat the later stage of gum disease, which is known as periodontitis. This treatment involves your dentist deeply cleaning the teeth and root surfaces. Then, he will smooth the root surfaces to help the gums reattach. Your dentist will also medicate the gum pockets to promote healing.

-Gum and bone grafting: Gum and bone grafts are needed when the gums and underlying bone have been damaged from the disease. Gum grafts involve using gum tissue from your palate or from a donor and then placing that tissue over the exposed tooth roots. Bone grafts involve using natural or synthetic bone to replace the bone you have lost.

Call Beverly Hills Periodontal Arts and Implants today at (310) 776-9119 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be happy to tell you all about how to treat gum disease in Beverly Hills, California, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!