Advanced Periodontal Therapy in Torrance, CA
At Torrance Dentistry, Dr. Steve Yabuno has worked hard to build a stellar dental team that includes two highly-experienced periodontists who can provide the specialty services patients need in one, convenient office location. Whether you’re struggling with periodontal disease or ready to start replacing missing teeth with dental implants, Dr. Calvin Dang and Dr. Violetta Kenigsberg are here to help with focused, patient-oriented care. Contact our Torrance, CA location today to schedule your first appointment, or if you have any questions for our team. We welcome new smiles from Redondo Beach, CA and other surrounding areas.
Scaling & Root Planing
Periodontal (gum) disease is one of the most common infections in the planet, and cases that are left untreated can result in jawbone deterioration, tooth loss, and other severe consequences for patients. Thankfully, scaling and root planing is a potential treatment solution that can remove dangerous plaque in a thorough fashion from the mouth. This in-depth cleaning focuses on the areas beneath the gum line and the tooth root surfaces, which are common magnets for bacterial accumulation.
Soft Tissue Laser Treatment
When periodontal disease has progressed to an advanced enough stage, heavily infected tissue will need to be removed from the mouth to facilitate healing. At Torrance Dentistry, our doctors have traded in traditional scalpels in favor of a state-of-the-art soft tissue laser, which can kill dangerous bacteria and eliminate tissue in an exceptionally precise and comfortable fashion. Better yet, patients are likely to experience less bleeding and a swifter recovery overall. In addition to periodontal treatment, soft tissue lasers can also be used for aesthetic gum recontouring and the removal of abnormal soft tissue growths.
Following scaling and root planing or soft tissue laser treatment, our periodontists are likely to recommend antibiotic therapy as a helpful supplement. Once applied to the gum pockets, these antibiotics can help soothe irritation, speed up the healing process, and eliminate bacteria that may have remained after initial treatment efforts for a more successful result overall. Our goal here in Torrance is to leave your smile as healthy and infection-free as possible.
The success of dental implants as a quality tooth replacement solution lies in their structure – they’re built to replace the “root” of your tooth, which exists below the gumline and keeps the jawbone strong and healthy over time. Because of this positioning, your new implant(s) will need to be surgically placed, and our periodontists can personally handle this important task right here at Torrance Dentistry for maximum convenience and comfort. No outside specialists are required!
When a significant amount of bone material has been lost from the oral cavity due to infection or deterioration, our periodontists can help rebuild it in a safe and effective fashion. A bone graft may become necessary when the patient needs more healthy structure to support the placement of dental implants, to stop the destructive development of periodontal disease, or to create aesthetic improvements. Patients can rest assured that this process will be handled as comfortably as possible.