If you’ve ever had to go through the process of buying a home, one of the first things you probably checked out was the foundation.
It’s usually high on the list of the necessary investigations that come with such an important investment, and rightfully so: Without a solid, long-lasting foundation, then it’s just a matter of when, not if, a major disaster will happen.
Ask any contractor and they’ll tell you that a bad foundation is the number-one deal breaker when it comes to buying a home – not just because of the likelihood of a dangerous collapse or structural cave-in, but also because the necessary repairs can cost almost as much (if not more so) as the house itself.
Unfortunately, we don’t get to pick our smiles in the same way, which might be why we treat them so differently. There is so much attention paid to the teeth that we often forget to take care of the foundations of our smiles: Our gums.
Our gums are important the same way that a solid foundation is important, because if your gums are weakened by gum disease – also known as periodontitis – then you can expect the same results if you bought a house with a rotting foundation: Sooner or later, it’s going to come tumbling down around you unless you get it fixed right away.
What that means for your smile are a number of devastating oral health conditions, including shifting or loose teeth and painful abscesses, and it can eventually lead to some deadly diseases such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and even heart disease, according to a growing body of scientific research.
Although you can’t exactly move out of your smile, you can get painless, smile-saving periodontal disease treatment from your Los Angeles dentist that can save the very basis of your smile and keep your teeth and gums free from danger!
Choosing The Method That Works For You
I have a couple of different techniques at my disposal that can completely eradicate your case of periodontitis without requiring you to even go under the knife – and they’re both possible thanks to the power of laser dentistry.
Don’t let the “L” word scare you: Dental lasers are not just perfectly safe in trained hands like mine, and are a much safer and gentler alternative to similar scalpel-based periodontal treatments.
The first technique involves applying a small laser to the base of your teeth, right along the gum line. This finely tuned laser ignores your gum tissue and goes after bacterial colonies that have infected your gumline and kills them outright. This can stop an early infestation right in its tracks, with no pain whatsoever! Combined with regular dental hygiene at home, you’ll have your smile back in no time!
If you have an advanced case of gum disease (for example, if your gums are starting to “creep” away from your teeth), then you need my second laser option.
This second option is used alongside a treatment known as root scaling and planing, which is a preventative dentistry procedure that involves deep cleaning the gum line down to the root with a highly pressurized water stream. With your gums now cleaned, I will then use a higher-powered laser that will “burn away” the dead, rotted portions of your gums that may have been lost to the infection
Your gums will heal several times faster with this technique when compared to traditional, more invasive techniques, which can wind up removing as much healthy gum tissue as it does infected tissue. My patients deserve better, and that’s why I’ve made it a passion of mine to keep up to date with the latest training and continuing education when it comes to these advanced technologies.
One Appointment Can Save Your Smile
There’s no reason to let your smile collapse from the inside out due to an easily treatable condition like gum disease, but be warned: The longer you wait to get it treated, the more likely it will be that you would lose your smile and your health.
To save your smile, please call me at 310-208-4084, or click here to request an appointment, and together we can put your smile on solid footing!