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Periodontal Therapy in Woodland Hills

Fast & Effective Treatments for Gum Disease near Calabasas

Many people take great care of their teeth but forget that healthy gums are key to maintaining good oral health. If your gums are not in good condition or if you have an infection, it can put your teeth and dental health at risk. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can lead to bone and tooth loss, severe pain, and other complications. If your doctor has told you that you need periodontal therapy or you have noticed some of the symptoms listed below, seeing a dentist is in your best interests. At Mulholland Dental Care, we can help you improve your dental health with periodontal therapy in Woodland Hills.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact us at (818) 222-5566.

Common Signs of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is an infection which develops in your gums as a result of diabetes, medical treatments, pregnancy, brushing too vigorously, and even neglect. Many people do not know they have developed periodontal disease until the condition has become serious. The sooner you seek treatment, the better; so if you have noticed blood when you floss or brush, it’s time to see a dentist. Ignoring the symptoms is only likely to make the condition worsen over time.

Other symptoms of periodontal disease may include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Pocketing
  • Bad breath
  • Tenderness
  • Gum recession

Treatment for Periodontal Disease

There are many types of treatment options for periodontal disease, depending on the severity of your condition. The treatment options we offer, known as periodontal therapy, may include medication, root planing, and, in some cases, surgery. At Mulholland Dental Care, we try to do everything we can to avoid surgery. Root planing is the most common method and it involves a deep-cleaning procedure to clean the teeth and gums all the way down to the roots. Unless the infection in your gums is severe, root planing and scaling may be able to help you get your dental health back on track.

To schedule an appointment for periodontal therapy in Woodland Hills, contact our dental office at (818) 222-5566.