Enjoying successful and affordable treatment of gum disease in North Hollywood
Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat of A-Dental Center is a dedicated dentist in the North Hollywood area who wants to help patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. When issues such as gum disease are a concern, diagnosis and treatment are crucial.
Successful treatment of gum disease may include a variety of steps and varies depending on the stage the condition has reached. The earlier stage, also known as gingivitis, is easily treated with a thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums and improved oral hygiene practices. However, later stages such as periodontitis will require more extensive treatment which may include scaling and root plaining. This procedure removes plaque, tartar, and bacteria from all surfaces including the roots of the teeth. It is more invasive but much more effective for the later stages. In some situations, patients may also benefit from the application of antibiotics directly on the gums or antibiotics taken orally. This helps in fighting the infection and bringing the smile back to health.
It is important for patients to understand that gum disease is not curable but it is controllable. Once patients have gotten their smiles back to health, they must maintain them. This ensures there is no further loss of gum tissue, bone, or natural teeth. Patients may be told that more frequent visits to the dentist are encouraged to monitor their condition and ensure the smile continues to stay healthy.
Knowing the signs of gum disease is a great way to know when assistance is necessary. Gum disease often shows up as inflammation of the gums and may cause red, swollen gum tissue. The gum tissue may also bleed during flossing and brushing. Patients with periodontal disease may also notice shrinking gum tissue, bone loss, and even loose teeth. Bad breath may accompany this condition.
Patients located in and around the area of North Hollywood are encouraged to visit the practice of A-Dental Center to discuss the possibilities of diagnosis and treatment to address gum disease if present. Our practice can be contacted by calling (818) 593-0700 to schedule an appointment.