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Keep a Healthy, Attractive Smile with Periodontal Treatments

At Torrance Dentistry, we’re proud to offer the services of Dr. Dang and Dr. Kenigsberg, two highly trained periodontists who can not only provide effective gum disease treatment, but also place dental implants, perform necessary soft tissue grafting, and much more. Instead of having to travel to an outside specialist, patients in need can stay right here for a more comfortable and convenient treatment experience.

Reducing The Impact Of Gum Disease

At Torrance Dentistry, Dr. Steve Yabuno has worked hard to build a diverse dental team that includes two highly-experienced periodontists who can provide the specialty services patients need in one, convenient dental office location. Whether you’re struggling with periodontal disease or ready to start replacing missing teeth with dental implants, Dr. Dang and Dr. Kenigsberg are here to help with focused, patient-oriented care. Contact our dental team today to schedule your first appointment, or if you have any questions for our team.

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gums caused by an overpopulation of harmful oral bacteria. Every time you snack on foods with sugars and carbohydrates, they mix with your saliva and form a sticky plaque that feeds bacteria. This allows them to produce waste in the form of enamel-eroding acid and toxins that can infect your oral tissues and cause your gums to become irritated, swollen, and bleed when you brush and floss.

Plaque accumulates every day, and if it isn’t regularly removed by brushing and flossing, it will harden into a more damaging substance called tartar. Unfortunately, this film can’t be easily removed with a toothbrush, which is why regular checkups and cleanings in Torrance are an absolute necessity. The tartar will begin to sever the connection between your gums and teeth, causing pockets of bacteria to form. At this advanced stage of gum disease, permanent damage can occur, such as tooth loss, which can have a lasting impact on your overall quality of life. Fortunately, Our dentists are specially trained to diagnose and treat this condition to keep that from happening.

Treating Gum Disease

Your periodontal therapy plan will depend on how severe your condition is. Our periodontists will do everything they can to ease any discomfort you’re experiencing and reduce the impact of the symptoms of gum disease. We offer several specialty periodontal services, which we’ve listed below.

Scaling & Root Planing

Periodontal disease is one of the most common infections, 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 deep oral cleaning focuses on the areas beneath the gum line and the tooth root surfaces, which are common magnets for bacterial accumulation.

Antibiotic Therapy

In combination to scaling and root planing, 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 lingered after initial treatment efforts for a more successful result. Our goal here in Torrance is to leave your smile as healthy and infection-free as possible.

Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry Treatment

When periodontal disease has progressed to an advanced stage, heavily infected tissue will need to be removed from the mouth to facilitate healing. At Torrance Dentistry, our periodontists have traded in traditional scalers 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.

Bone Grafting

When a significant amount of jawbone has been lost due to infection, 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.

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Torrance DentistryDr. Steve & Daniel Yabuno


3500 Lomita Blvd #103
Torrance, CA 90505

Opening Hours

  • Monday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm


(310) 530-7011

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