experienced dentist to treat halitosis and gum disease

The health of your gums plays an important role in your overall oral health. If you are noticing signs of gum disease, have halitosis or have lost bone tissue, come in for a periodontal health evaluation. Our doctor performs a number of periodontal treatments using the latest tools and technologies. We perform most of these procedures under local anesthesia to minimize discomfort and pain.

bone grafting

If you have lost bone tissue after gum disease, our dentist may perform a bone graft to restore missing bone. Our doctor may use the allograft, xenograft or autogenous grafting technique to restore jaw bone contours and create a stable support system for your teeth and gums.

osseous/flap surgery

Patients with moderate to advanced periodontal disease may need to undergo osseous surgery, or flap surgery. This procedure treats periodontal pocketing and can restore the gums to a healthier state. After surgery, you will find it easier to clean the teeth and the gums will stop bleeding when brushing or eating.

ridge augmentation/ preservation

You can get your beautiful smile back after bone or gum tissue loss with a ridge augmentation or preservation procedure. You may be a candidate for this procedure if the jaw bone has started to deteriorate or you have lost a significant amount of gum tissue. Our doctor may perform a bone graft or soft tissue graft to rebuild damaged areas and restore your smile.

periodontal maintenance

Maintain good oral health after gum disease with periodontal maintenance therapy. This may involve a series of deep cleaning treatments and regular checkups to prevent further infection of the gums. Keeping your gums and teeth clean can also prevent halitosis.

scaling and root planing

One of the most obvious side effects of gum disease is halitosis but patients with periodontal disease also often have symptoms such as bleeding gums or loose teeth. Scaling and root planing therapy is a nonsurgical treatment for gum disease in Hollywood, CA. It involves deep cleaning the teeth and smoothing out the surfaces of the teeth so the gums can reattach.

sinus augmentation

The sinus augmentation, or sinus lift, may be necessary if you do not have enough bone tissue available to support a set of dental implants in the upper jaw. Our dentist will use a special technique to move the sinus floor up to create additional space for dental implants. We may perform a bone graft to fill the space or increase bone height in this area.

Gum Disease Symptoms

  • Red, swollen or tender gums or other pain in your mouth
  • Bleeding while brushing, flossing or eating hard food
  • Gums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth, causing the teeth to look longer than before
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • Pus between your gums and teeth
  • Sores in your mouth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • A change in the fit of partial dentures

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Learn more about periodontal services and treatment for gum disease by scheduling your appointment at Birdseye Dentistry today.

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