Scaling and Root Planing

Effective Periodontal Care for Patients in the Beverly Hills, CA Area

Routine, at-home brushing and flossing are crucial. This is also true of regular professional cleanings at Advanced Dental Care of Beverly Hills. But sometimes even these efforts are not sufficient to ensure your complete oral health. For instance, periodontal or gum disease is an incredibly common problem in the United States, and this condition requires specialized treatments.

Food particles do not adhere just to the portion of your teeth above your gum line. Rather, debris can also become trapped in pockets under your gums and on the roots of your teeth. Normal teeth cleaning will not reach these areas, and the consequences of resultant gum disease can be dire. Gum disease can lead not only to pain and tooth loss but may also cause systemic problem throughout your body.

Gum infections can easily spread as bacteria travel via your bloodstream to crucial organs like your heart. Patients with heart valve issues, diabetics, and those with compromised immune systems are particularly vulnerable, but a systemic infection is bad news even for otherwise healthy individuals.

Addressing Gum Disease

At Advanced Dental Care of Beverly Hills, Dr. Hakim provides scaling and root planing procedures to stop gum disease. This treatment is a “deep cleaning” that goes under your gum line, removing tartar, plaque, and other debris from your gingival pockets and your teeth’s roots. Dr. Hakim makes certain to use appropriate anesthetic so that you experience minimal discomfort during the process.

Like any dental problem, gum disease is best addressed during the early stages. Call us at (310) 657-2000 at the first signs of gum pain, soreness, bleeding, or swelling. We’ll help take care of gum issues as well as your overall health.