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Top-Rated Periodontal
Gum Treatments
in Encino, California

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Periodontal Gum Treatments

Gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems. If left untreated, gum disease can cause extensive damage to the teeth and lead to tooth loss. Periodontal disease progresses in three different stages: gingivitis, moderate periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis.

At Encino Dental Health and Cosmetics, we take periodontal health very seriously. We carefully assess your oral health to identify any signs of the illness. Our skilled team of experienced dentists can provide you with effective treatment for periodontal disease and restore your radiant smile.

Symptoms of Periodontitis include: 

  • Swollen or red gums 
  • Receding gums and teeth appearing longer 
  • Bad breath even after using mouthwash or brushing 
  • Bleeding after brushing or flossing
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what causes gum disease

What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease is caused by bacteria transforming into plaque and later hardening into tartar. Bacteria is caused by food particles, especially starches and sugar, on the teeth. Bacterial plaque is a sticky substance that releases toxins that damage the periodontal ligament, gums, and roots. Damage to the gums and bone causes bleeding and can even lead to tooth loss.

How do we treat Periodontal Gum Disease?

We have years of experience serving our patients and helping them get rid of periodontal disease. Periodontitis detected early will be removed through regular cleaning methods and recommended advanced oral hygiene practices. In moderate to advanced periodontitis cases, we remove the plaque and stubborn tartar with scaling. Scaling is a deep-cleaning method that removes plaque build-up on the teeth and gums.

Depending on the severity of the disease, we may also prescribe medication or recommend surgical intervention. At Encino Dental Health and Cosmetics, we try our best to prevent tooth loss and inhibit the progression of the disease. However, If the disease has caused damage beyond repair to the gum or tooth, we may have to extract the tooth to prevent the infection from spreading.

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advanced technology and tools

Advanced Tools and Technology 

Your comfort matters to us. Therefore, we have all the advanced technology and tools to make your experience with us pain-free and stress-free. We understand that dental anxiety and phobia may keep you from approaching dental intervention for periodontitis. With us, you no longer have to worry about discomfort or pain. We offer laser therapy and a range of sedation methods to minimize recovery time and make the procedure as relaxed as possible. Are you in pain? Call us today to schedule your appointment.