Specialized Periodontic Care in Whittier, CA
What is Periodontics?
Periodontics focuses on the teeth supporting structures, including the gums, attached ligaments, bones, and more.
When these structures are damaged by bacteria, infection, illness, or injury, they can endanger a patient’s teeth and overall oral health. Periodontic treatments are designed to remove bacteria and infection, restore strength to the gums, and stop further damage. Periodontic experts at Whittier DSC use state-of-the-art technology and the latest procedures to stop damage and decay and help these vital tissues heal.
What Training is Required for Periodontists?
Periodontists first attend dental school to obtain the education and experience necessary to address dental health concerns. Then they undergo three years of additional education after dental school to specialize in periodontics. This gives periodontists a more in-depth understanding of the complex issues that can affect the gums, connective tissue, and other structures that anchor teeth. Our periodontists at Whittier DSC in Whittier, CA bring years of education, training, and experience to the clinic, and help to diagnose patients accurately and resolve issues effectively.
Our Periodontic Services
Periodontic services can help to address all types of problems with the gums, attached ligaments, bones, and similar structures.
Some of the most common periodontic services address bacterial damage to the gums. Over time, bacteria can cause significant damage to the gums, and even cause painful, dangerous infections. Our periodontic specialists in Whittier, CA provide deep cleaning services and regenerative procedures that will remove the infection, and restore the strength and health of the gums. With years of experience and the latest technology, our experts can detect problems sooner to prevent further damage, and resolve complex or deep-set infections.
Most Common Treatments
- Osseous Surgery
- Guided Tissue and Bone Regeneration
- Gum Grafting
- Crown Lengthening
- Dental Implants
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Perio Deep Cleaning
- Non-Surgical Treatments
- Regenerative Procedures
- Pocket Reduction Procedures
- Socket preservation
We Use Advanced Technology to Provide the Best Care
The latest technology helps periodontal specialists see problems sooner and heal damage faster.
Infections and bacteria can cause extensive damage, especially over long periods of time, but we have the tools to diagnose and fix it. We use dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to get an in-depth look at the inner structures supporting your teeth, so we can detect early signs and symptoms of illness or decay. This x-ray imaging technology gives us a 3-dimensional model of your teeth, gums, nerves, bones, and other structures, so we can create the most effective treatment plan.
What Can I Expect During My Initial Perio Appointment?
At your appointment, your periodontist will carefully inspect your teeth and gums. First, they will examine the gum line to check for recession, which can indicate gingivitis or periodontitis. Your periodontist will also check the alignment of your teeth and see if any of your teeth are loose. They will also assess your gum health by checking the periodontal pockets between your teeth and gums. Deep periodontal pockets indicate gingivitis, while narrow pockets indicate healthy gums. The periodontist may also take x-rays to assess the health of structures that aren’t visible.