Scaling and Root Planing
Root planing and scaling is one of the most effective ways to treat gum disease before it becomes severe. Root planing and scaling cleans between the gums and the teeth down to the roots. Root planing and scaling is done when gums have either started to pull away from the teeth or the roots of the teeth have hard mineral deposits (tartar) on them. If you maintain good dental care after the procedure, the progression of gum disease should stop. And your gums will heal and become firm and pink again. Dr. Nourian and his team of Los Angeles dentists have years of experience in scaling and root planing.
A bone graft is used to recreate bone and soft supporting tissues lost due to gum disease. It's also called regenerative surgery. Regenerative surgery is a treatment for the gum disease called periodontitis. People with periodontitis lose gum coverage and bone support around their teeth. Regenerative surgery regrows these lost tissues.Learn More
A gum graft may be necessary to protect your teeth from the damaging effects of gum recession, or you may choose to have one to improve the appearance of your smile.
Gum recession is the process in which the tissue that surrounds the teeth pulls away from a tooth, exposing more of the tooth or the tooth's root. This can cause damage to supporting bone. Gum recession is a common dental problem; it affects 4% to 12% of adults and often goes unnoticed until it becomes more severe.Dental Services Cosmetic Dentistry Restorative Dentistry Periodontics Dentistry Orthodontics Dentistry Other Dental Services