Gum Disease Treatment

Prosthodontic and Cosmetic Dentist & Implant Dentistry located in Glendale, CA

Gum Disease Treatment

Gum Disease Treatment services offered in Glendale, CA

Gum disease treatment can clear bacteria out of your gums while preventing additional complications like loss of tissue or bone. In Pasadena and Glendale, California, expert dentists and periodontists at LA Dentists Group use laser therapy, ultrasonic scaling, and other advanced treatments to rid your gums of their infection. Call LA Dentists Group or request your treatment consultation online today.

Gum Disease Treatment Q&A

What is gum disease?

Gum disease, which is also called periodontal disease, is a chronic infection that can affect the soft tissues in your mouth. Healthy gums are pink and have no signs of inflammation, and you can keep them that way with diligent oral hygiene practices like brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist for cleanings every six months. 

You develop gum disease over time as bacteria builds up on the surfaces of your teeth and along your gumline. Eventually, the infection can worsen to the point of damaging the soft tissue and starting to destroy the underlying bone too. Fortunately, gum disease and its complications are preventable.

LA Dentists Group helps you get a handle on your oral health and hygiene so you can avoid severe gum disease. They can also provide the most advanced treatments available for gum disease at any stage. 

Am I a candidate for gum disease treatment?

There are several signs that you may be in need of gum disease treatment. When gum disease first starts, it’s in a mild stage called gingivitis that you can easily reverse by committing to your oral hygiene. However, if the disease progresses, you need more advanced care. 

Gum disease treatment can reverse periodontal disease symptoms such as:

  • Swollen gums
  • Bright red gums
  • Painful chewing
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Gums that bleed a lot
  • Loose adult teeth
  • Gum recession
  • New gaps between teeth

The team recommends gum disease treatments based on the progression of the disease and the severity of your symptoms. 

How does gum disease treatment work?

LA Dentists Group relies on several treatments for gum disease, including a couple of the most advanced options available today. Your personalized gum disease treatment might involve:

Scaling and root planing

Scaling and root planing removes bacteria from your teeth using an ultrasonic scaler before helping your gum tissue reattach to any exposed roots of your teeth. A gum graft may be necessary if too much root is exposed. 

Arestin® therapy

Arestin therapy uses tiny particles, known as microspheres, to release antibiotics in your mouth and fight the gum tissue infection. 

Laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP®)

LANAP can treat moderate to severe gum disease by removing harmful bacteria with a laser while promoting tissue healing. Unlike traditional gum surgery, there is no bleeding, stitching, or cutting with a scalpel. 

For more information about the gum disease treatments you can get at LA Dentists Group, call the office, or request an appointment online today.