Periodontal disease is a chronic infection that affects the gums, periodontal ligaments, and other structures that support the teeth. It is caused by oral bacteria, which live in plaque. Our Los Angeles periodontist may recommend non-surgical periodontal treatments to restore health to your gums.
1. Scaling and root planing
This is a deep-cleaning procedure that removes even the buildup below the gum line. We then smooth the roots of the teeth to make it difficult for bacteria to attach to them and to promote healing.
2. Antimicrobial treatments
Topical antimicrobials or more traditional antibiotic therapies may be needed to control the infection and combat bacteria.
3. Laser treatments
Laser treatments are an advanced form of periodontal therapy in which a laser is used to eliminate oral bacteria and stimulate healing in the gums.
In some cases, non-surgical treatments may be all that is needed to control the infection and stop the damage. However, non-surgical treatments can also be performed in conjunction with surgery to ensure the best possible outcome and restore your smile’s health. Call us today to find out more or to schedule your appointment with our expert in non-surgical periodontal treatments in Los Angeles.