Periodontal Therapy: Your Solution for Healthy Gums
Are you tired of bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, and uncomfortable chewing? If so, you may be one of the millions of people suffering from gum disease. The good news is that periodontal therapy can help prevent and treat this condition, saving you from further discomfort and even tooth loss. Dr. Saghi Parham will discuss what periodontal therapy is, the signs and symptoms of gum disease, and how this treatment can help you regain healthy gums and teeth.
What is Periodontal Therapy?
Periodontal therapy is a specialized dental treatment that focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating gum diseases. This therapy aims to clean the teeth and gums thoroughly, remove bacteria and plaque buildup, and prevent the disease from worsening.
Types of Periodontal Therapy
There are several types of periodontal therapy, including:
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Laser Therapy
- Gum Grafting
- Dental Crown Lengthening
- Bone Grafting
Each of these treatments is designed to address different stages and symptoms of gum disease.
Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a condition that affects the gums and the supporting structures of the teeth. Some of the most common signs and symptoms of gum disease include:
Early Stage Symptoms
- Swollen, tender, or bleeding gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Sensitive teeth
- Formation of deep pockets between teeth and gums
- Gum recession
Advanced Stage Symptoms
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Painful chewing
- Pus or discharge from gums
- Tooth loss
If you notice any of these symptoms, it's important to consult with Dr. Parham.
How Periodontal Therapy Can Help
Periodontal therapy can help prevent and treat gum disease in several ways.
Regular periodontal therapy can prevent gum disease from developing and progressing. The therapy removes the buildup of bacteria and plaque, which is a primary cause of gum disease.
Periodontal therapy can also restore your gum health. Scaling and root planing, for example, removes tartar and bacteria from the teeth and gums, promoting the regrowth of healthy gum tissue.
In advanced cases, surgical periodontal therapy can be used to treat gum disease. Procedures such as gum grafting and bone grafting can help rebuild the supporting structures of the teeth, preventing tooth loss and preserving oral health.
What to Expect During Periodontal Therapy at Saghi Parham D.D.S. Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry
Periodontal therapy is a non-invasive and painless treatment that can be done in our Beverly Hills dental office. The treatment may involve:
- Deep cleaning of teeth and gums
- Application of antibiotics to the gums
- Scaling and root planing
- Dental surgery (in advanced cases)
Dr. Parham will evaluate your oral health and determine the best course of treatment for your specific condition.
Gum disease can cause discomfort, embarrassment, and even tooth loss. Periodontal therapy can help prevent and treat this condition, restoring your oral health and preventing further complications. If you're experiencing any symptoms of gum disease, it's important to consult with Saghi Parham, DDS immediately. With the help of periodontal therapy, you can enjoy healthy teeth and gums for years to come.