periodontal services  Los Alamitos, CA

Periodontal Services

Periodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease as well as the process of replacing teeth with dental implants. Periodontists receive up to three years of additional, specialized training in treating periodontal disease and other conditions.

Periodontists are also specialists in treating oral inflammation and any condition requiring either non-surgical treatment or oral plastic surgery. Oftentimes, periodontists are treating conditions caused by periodontal disease and its effects such as persistent bad breath or gum recession.

Preventive Teeth Cleaning in Los Alamitos, CA

Having a dental practice perform routine checkups and regular cleanings will help provide you with a preventive approach to dental care. These general treatments help to prevent problems with your teeth, gums, and jaw, and enable us to catch and treat any problems early on before they worsen.

During your visit, your dentist will take pictures and x-rays of your current dental health and recommend changes to your oral hygiene routine to maintain your oral health until your next visit.

For more information on routine cleanings and checkups or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office today at (562) 598-4111.

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Pinhole Surgical Technique  Los Alamitos, CA

Pinhole Surgical Technique in Los Alamitos, CA

Here at Los Alamitos Dental Care, we are proud to offer pinhole gum surgery as one of our services. This technique is used to treat receding gum lines without having to undergo any tissue grafting, incisions, or sutures. Pinhole gum surgery allows the natural gum tissue to cover the exposed root structure of your teeth rather than relying on donor tissue. The procedure is a minimally invasive, safe, and an effective way to treat the issue of receding gums.
Gum recession can be caused by a variety of factors such as:

  • Poor Dental Hygiene
  • Periodontal Disease
  • Grinding or Clenching Teeth
  • Genetics
  • Tobacco Use
  • Misaligned or Crowded Bite
  • Oral Piercings

Gum recession can be dangerous if left untreated, as exposed roots can become easily infected and are more prone to sensitivity and tooth decay.

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LANAP Laser Treatment  Los Alamitos, CA

LANAP Laser Treatment in Los Alamitos, CA

LANAP is a form of laser gum disease treatment used for patients suffering from periodontal disease. The LANAP process is the only FDA-approved laser treatment used to treat gum disease.

Who can benefit from LANAP laser treatments? Ideal candidates experience the following symptoms:

  • Red and swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Receding gum line
  • Bone Loss
The procedure itself is performed with the help of a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. A tiny laser fiber is then inserted between the tooth and gum, ridding the area of bacteria and infection. Your dentist will then clear away any tartar or plaque and apply the laser once more for a more thorough cleaning and finally seal the pocket. As only local anesthetics are used, you may experience slight discomfort and numbness following the procedure, but can otherwise return to your daily activities.

The highly advanced laser allows for precise handling from your dentist which makes for a minimally invasive treatment requiring no cuts or incisions. The LANAP laser also provides patients with a quicker recovery time, little to no postoperative pain, and the stimulation of tissue regeneration. This process has even been known to reverse gum disease and eliminate unwanted pockets.

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Periodontal Disease Treatment  Los Alamitos, CA

Periodontal Disease Treatment in Los Alamitos, CA

Periodontal disease is a serious issue that affects many people’s lives. Luckily our experienced periodontists are capable of treating periodontal disease in our patients, a field in which they have rigorous training and education.

The cleaning of calculus, or tartar, is a major component of treating periodontal disease. However, changes in the patient’s behavior are just as important. Making sure your dental hygiene habits are up to par is critical in the treatment of periodontal disease.

Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime, so it is critical to properly care for them. If you have periodontal disease, don’t feel hopeless. It is a treatable disease, but one that requires the patient to be aware and active with their dental care.

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