Periodontal disease is a serious chronic infection that attacks the supporting structures of your teeth and can lead to tooth loss as well as other problems in your smile and throughout your body. Our Huntington Beach dentist offers a variety of periodontal treatment options, including:
1. Deep cleaning
Scaling and root planing are common first line treatments when it comes to gum disease. This treatment is used to remove any plaque and tartar buildup so that your gums can heal.
2. Antimicrobial treatments
Antimicrobial agents may be administered through fibers directly applied to the periodontal pockets, but they may also be administered orally or through topical mouthwashes. They combat oral bacteria to create a healthier oral environment.
3. Pocket reduction surgery
This procedure is designed to tighten the gum tissue around the teeth and reduce the depth of the periodontal pockets.
4. Bone or gum grafts
Once gum and bone tissue has been lost, they cannot be restored without grafts or guided tissue regeneration. We can use these procedures to create a healthy, more attractive smile.
5. Dental implants
Implants are used to replace teeth that have been lost to periodontal disease.
Call us today to find out more about how you can manage periodontal disease or to schedule an appointment with our expert in periodontal treatments in Huntington Beach.