Periodontal Services in Huntington Beach
Gum disease is a progressive condition that can weaken oral health, cause tooth loss, and significantly impact your overall health. Our compassionate team is dedicated to using the latest dental technology to provide you with the least invasive and most cost-effective treatments possible.
At HB Dental, our dedicated team of skilled oral healthcare professionals can help you prevent and overcome periodontal disease to achieve a healthy, youthful smile. We proudly provide periodontal services in English, Spanish, Farsi, and Italian, and are conveniently located on Warner Avenue near Beach Boulevard. For gentle and professional periodontal care, schedule a visit with our office today.
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What is Periodontics?
Periodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses explicitly on your gums, jawbone, and the tissues surrounding your teeth, as well as any related conditions. Thanks to technology, our professional dental team provides several periodontal treatment solutions. We use a combination of tools to correct bacterial infections, weakened gum tissue, loose teeth, and weak jawbones. Our periodontal care services involve:
Many people have some form of periodontal disease and tend to ignore the symptoms. If not treated early, the condition worsens and can result in tooth loss, gum recession, and other severe conditions. In addition to treating bum disease, we also provide various cosmetic procedures. Biolase laser treatments can help remove decay as well as lift and reshape your gums. Our regenerative procedures can help prepare bone and tissue for other restorative treatments, like dental implants.
Understanding The Oral-Systemic Connection
Over the years, dentists and medical professionals have realized the connection between oral health and overall health. An infection in one part of the body may have widespread consequences, making it critical for you to keep yourself healthy at all times. The oral-systemic connection refers to the link between oral health and the health of your entire body.
Did you know that oral complications can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, pancreatic cancer, and diabetes? More specifically, gum infections provide a way for bacteria to access your bloodstream. If you have infected gums, your roots and nerve endings become exposed to harmful bacteria. Periodontal care is a critical part of maintaining and supporting the oral-systemic connection and ensuring your smile is both healthy and beautiful.
The Goal of Periodontal Treatment
Periodontal treatment is primarily designed to diagnose, treat, and prevent gum disease with procedures that have both regenerative and cosmetic benefits. Healthy gums are the first step to a bright smile. Ignoring the health of your gums could lead to many different complications. A build-up of bacteria and plaque eventually hardens into tartar which can cause a variety of problems, including:
- Bleeding and swollen gums
- Loose teeth
- Bad breath
- Damaged ligaments and gum tissue
- Receding gums
- Frequent infections inside the mouth
Scaling & Root Planing
Advancements in technology and treatment procedures have made scaling and root planing more comfortable and more effective. We use 3D imaging to accurately identify any areas of particular concern as well as map out the entire treatment. We pay special attention to your comfort and do everything we can to make sure the procedure goes as quickly as possible with minimal discomfort.
Scaling and root planing is one of the most common periodontal treatment techniques. During this procedure, Dr. Mazi will remove accumulated plaque and tartar to encourage the growth of healthy tissue that attaches naturally to the surface of each tooth. Scaling and root planing are typically followed by a customized plan for any additional treatments need to repair damage and prevent further issues. Some people will only need routine cleanings every six months, while others may need a deep cleaning every three or four months.
What is the Difference Between Prophylaxis and Scaling & Root Planing?
Prophylaxis is the regular cleaning you get at your bi-annual visit to remove plaque and calculus. This treatment only cleans the enamel that is visible above the gum line, also known as the crown. For those who generally have good oral health, this type of cleaning is sufficient. If you suffer from gum infection or recession, scaling and root planing is designed to clean each tooth all the way down to the root, where gum tissue and bone meet. This procedure is vital to get periodontal disease under control and to prevent tooth and bone loss.
Advantages of Using Biolase Lasers
The Biolase laser system uses a combination of air, water, and intense beams of light energy to manipulate both hard and soft tissue. Lasers can remove plaque, decay, and harmful bacteria with precision and minimal discomfort. Additional benefits of using lasers for periodontal care include:
- A minimally invasive technique that uses organic materials
- Fewer side effects and faster recovery time
- Treatment is highly targeted to specific conditions
- Fewer visits to the dentist
- Multiple symptoms can be corrected during a single session
As laser technology continues to evolve, there are more opportunities to provide safer and more effective care. At HB Dental, we make it a priority to stay up to date on all the new advancements in the dental industry so we can provide you and your family with comfortable and successful treatments that are also affordable. We give you all the information you need to make an educated decision about your periodontal care and guide you through every step of the process.
Additional Regenerative Procedures
Gum and bone grafting are two standard regeneration options for effectively addressing periodontal disease damage. Bone grafting is often used to strengthen an area before a dental implant procedure, while gum grafting is done to replace damaged tissue.
Pocket reduction surgery is used to repair areas around a tooth that have pulled away and formed a “pocket” of infection. By surgically removing the pocket and treating the area with antibiotics, we can save your tooth and create a healthy, stable environment for each tooth.
4 Ways You Can Help Prevent Gum Disease
There are many ways our team can help you stop gum disease and repair the damage, but your personal oral hygiene routine will have a significant impact on the success of our treatments. By following these essential steps, you will improve the effectiveness of your periodontal care.
- Brushing – It’s no secret that brushing is an important factor in oral health. We recommend that you brush your teeth twice every day, for at least two minutes.
- Flossing – Flossing is every bit as important as brushing. A toothbrush can’t reach the many contours and crevices of our dental structure, but floss can get between teeth and right up to the gums to clear away any plaque missed while brushing.
- Rinsing – After brushing and flossing, rinsing with mouthwash is a great way to neutralize any remaining bacteria in the mouth while simultaneously freshening breath.
- Regular Dentist Visits – Consistent professional cleanings and exams also allow us to correct small problems before they become serious, as well as check for other health concerns, such as oral cancer.
Exceptional Periodontal Care in Huntington Beach
At HB Dental we offer quality oral health care to Westminster, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach, and the surrounding Huntington Beach areas. With cutting-edge technology and a welcoming atmosphere, we provide experienced care for all your dental needs. Whether you need to repair serious damage or just want a proper maintenance plan, we can help. Schedule a visit today!
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