Are you used to seeing a little blood in the sink after you clean your teeth? This common symptom is actually a sign of early-stage gum disease, an infection that attacks the soft tissues that support the teeth as well as the underlying bone. What starts as minor bleeding and irritation can eventually lead to tooth loss if ignored, but Beverly Hills Complete Dentistry is able to help with dedicated treatment. Contact us today so we can take care of your smile’s foundation with periodontal therapy in Beverly Hills, CA!
Why Choose Beverly Hills Complete Dentistry for Periodontal Therapy?
- Gum Exams at Every Appointment
- Warm & Friendly Team with Decades of Experience
- Your Comfort is Our Top Priority
Scaling & Root Planing
Typically, gum disease is the result of bacteria-filled plaque and tartar accumulating below the gum line and causing damage to the nearby tissues. Scaling is a procedure used to systematically remove this buildup, and then root planing smooths the rough surfaces of the tooth roots. This encourages faster healing and makes someone less likely to develop an infection in the future. Depending on the extent of a patient’s gum disease, SRP may take multiple appointments to complete.
Arestin® Antibiotic Therapy
Small spaces between the teeth and gums called periodontal pockets can develop due to gum disease, which are areas where bacteria can easily thrive, multiply, and be missed during a deep cleaning. Antibiotic therapy involves applying medicine directly to the gums that slowly dissolves over the course of a week, enabling it to reach the deepest part of the pockets and eliminate the bacteria. It can also reduce the size of these pockets to lower the risk of reinfection.