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Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is also known as gingivitis and in advanced cases as periodontitis. Some of the symptoms of periodontal disease can include swollen, tender gums, bleeding upon brushing and persistent bad breath. In severe cases there may be pus from bacteria in pockets between the teeth and the gums. Without proper treatment these conditions weaken the gum tissue and cause it to recede from the teeth.

This can result in the underlying supportive bone shrinking, allowing the teeth to become loose in their sockets. This is called mobility and when severe can cause the loss of perfectly healthy teeth. The professional team at Century City Periodontics are fully prepared to help patients in managing any aspect of their periodontal disease. We can advise and inform on the best oral hygiene practices for prevention and relief.



 
Here we see the side view of healthy gums. There is sufficient attached gingival and there is no recession or inflammation.   If the teeth are not kept properly clean, then there may be formation of ‘calculus’. This is a hard substance sometimes called dental stone which is irritating to both the soft (gums) and hard (bone) tissues.

 
In response the gums may recede or inflame. The bone will try to move away from the calculus and therefore recede. This in turn will create deeper pocketing and less bone support of the teeth. If not cleaned, the calculus will continue to accumulate and come closer to the bone.   The bone in turn recedes more and there is even more bone loss and increased pocketing. The calculus again accumulates and continues the vicious cycle of periodontal disease.

   
Left untreated this results in bad breath, bleeding, red puffy gums and mobile teeth.    



The professional team at Century City Periodontics in Los Angeles is fully prepared to help their patients in managing any aspect of their periodontal disease. We can advise and inform on the best oral hygiene practices for prevention and relief. Frequent preventative maintenance is among the most effective methods for combating periodontal disease. Periodontal therapies offered range from deep cleanings and scalings to many different surgical interventions. From among the many possibilities available we can help our patients choose those therapies most effective in treating their particular periodontal problems. Some of the more usual surgical treatments we offer include: At Century City Periodontics you will find periodontists and dental hygienists utilizing the most effective methods and tools available in managing periodontal problems. We focus on your specific situation and help you find the most desired treatment solutions. Our goal is your best dental health.

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