Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment – Beverly Hills, CA
Detailed Therapy to
Restore Damaged Gums
Gum disease can be difficult to catch on your own largely because it can develop without you experiencing any symptoms whatsoever. With routine exams and sufficient oral hygiene, you can prevent the majority of gum disease. However, sometimes gum disease can sneak up on you, and we’re here to reassure you that there is treatment available. If you have red, swollen, tender or sensitive gums, don’t wait to give us a call!
Why Choose Drs. Strom, Davidson and Harkavy for Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment?
Antibiotic Therapy In-House
Dentists Always Perform
Dedicated Follow-Up Visits
Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a dedicated deep cleaning treatment that is often performed over the course of multiple dental appointments. During the scaling phase, small amounts of plaque are removed from the areas above and below gum tissue, which is why at-home care or traditional cleanings are insufficient against advanced gum disease. Root planing involves smoothing out the tooth roots, which reduces the risk of gum disease coming back, stops gum recession, and promotes healing of the gum tissue.
Subgingival Irrigation with Iodine or Arestin® Antibiotic Therapy
As part of your gum therapy, we provide below-the-gumline irrigation with Iodine or place Arestin antibiotic as therapy as well. Iodine is a long-used anti-infective agent while Arestin is a localized version of an antibiotic designed to sit within the deep pockets of your gums that have formed as a result of your gum disease. Slowly over time, the medication releases antibiotics throughout your gum tissue and dissolves, promoting additional healing. As part of your follow-up visit, we’ll make sure that the medication is working as intended or change your treatment plan if needed.