Gum Disease Treatments
Gum disease is a dental condition that increases your risk of heart disease and diabetes. If you suspect that you have this condition, you should seek the help of the gum disease expert, Dr. Anthony Mobasser.
This disease is the result of bacterial accumulation in your gums, tissues, and bones. If left untreated, it can cause a break of the system that supports your tooth structure. It’ll also lead to further plaque causing systemic problems.
When Dr. Mobasser treats his patients, he ensures that his patients have healthy gums, as well. In this way, any dental treatment will have long-lasting results because the foundation is strong and healthy.
Diagnosing a Gum Disease
Most of the time, this condition is the product of an inadequate oral hygiene maintenance. It can easily advance if you don’t keep your periodontal maintenance appointment.
Another major contributor is too much acid in your mouth. That is if you love drinking soda, caffeinated drinks, and fruit juices. Genetics can also play a role.
To diagnose this condition, Dr. Mobasser will suggest a dental x-ray. It’s to help in identifying loss of bone. He’ll also conduct periodontal examination and pocket analysis to know the depth of the pockets.
Some patients suffer from chronic gum disease. In this stage, there’s no sign of pain. The symptoms will only reveal when it’s already in its advanced stage.
But when you visit Dr. Mobasser’s dental office regularly, he can easily spot signs of gum disease, even if you don’t feel any pain.
Non-surgical gum treatment is ideal for an early periodontal disease. It involves root planing, prophylaxis, and several others.
Scaling and gum surgery may be advised if you have moderate gum disease. In this stage, you can have either a surgical treatment or a non-surgical option. It could also be a combination of both treatments.
For advanced gum disease, the treatment will include surgical and non-surgical procedures. They may include gum flap surgery, bone grafting, surgical gum intervention, and gum curettage, among others.
Depending on your gum disease, Dr. Mobasser will prescribe certain products and procedures. All of them aim to restore your healthy gums.
The majority of the treatments will involve routine cleaning and removal of hard calcium deposits. Cleaning your teeth and mouth is vital to ensure there’s no plaque and tartar deposit at your gum line.
To know what kind of gum disease treatment you need, please visit Dr. Mobasser’s dental office in Los Angeles. But first, please make an appointment here (310) 550-0383