We are Periodontic Experts
Expert Care from Periodontists in Arcadia, CA and San Gabriel, CA
What is Periodontics?
Periodontics focuses on diagnosing and treating illnesses or damage to the supporting structures around teeth, including the gums, attached ligaments, bones, and more. These structures keep teeth anchored in place, and they also help teeth stay strong and healthy. Like any part of your body, these structures can be damaged by injuries, bacteria, and viruses. When this happens, the damage or decay can quickly affect other teeth and tissues. Periodontists address these issues with specialized care and procedures, so patients can live pain-free and enjoy strong, healthy teeth and gums.
What Training is Required for Periodontists?
Periodontists first attend dental school to obtain the education and experience necessary to address dental health concerns. Then they undergo three years of additional education after dental school to specialize in periodontics. This gives periodontists a more in-depth understanding of the complex issues that can affect the gums, connective tissue, and other structures that anchor teeth. Our periodontists at The View DSC in Arcadia, CA, near San Gabriel, CA, bring years of education, training, and experience to the clinic, and help to diagnose patients accurately and resolve issues effectively.
Our Periodontic Services
If you’ve noticed that your gums and the sensitive tissues around your teeth are inflamed, painful, or otherwise damaged, periodontic services may be able to help. Periodontic techniques are designed to eliminate infection, stop harmful decay, and restore the health of your gums and connective tissues. We provide periodontic services at The View DSC in Arcadia, CA, near San Gabriel, CA, to treat and heal a wide range of conditions ranging from mild gingivitis to more severe periodontitis. Early intervention can help to save you from pain and further damage down the road, though it is never too late to get the help that your mouth needs.
Most Common Treatments
- Osseous Surgery
- Perio Deep Cleaning
- Scaling and Root planing
- Non-Surgical Treatments
- Gum Graft Surgery
- Regenerative Procedures
- Dental Crown Lengthening
- Dental Implants
- Pocket Reduction Procedures
- Socket preservation
We Use Advanced Technology to Provide the Best Care
Advanced periodontal issues are usually clear to the sufferer, their dentist, and the periodontist. However, early intervention can help to preserve tooth health and strength, and prevent pain and discomfort later on. We use dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to get an in-depth look at the inner structures supporting your teeth, so we can detect early signs and symptoms of illness or decay. This x-ray imaging technology gives us a 3-dimensional model of your teeth, gums, nerves, bones, and other structures, so we get a full picture of your oral health. With this information, we can detect health concerns before they become problems and develop the best treatment options.
What Can I Expect During My Initial Perio Appointment?
At your appointment, your periodontist will carefully inspect your teeth and gums. First, they will examine the gum line to check for recession, which can indicate gingivitis or periodontitis. Your periodontist will also check the alignment of your teeth and see if any of your teeth are loose. They will also assess your gum health by checking the periodontal pockets between your teeth and gums. Deep periodontal pockets indicate gingivitis, while narrow pockets indicate healthy gums. The periodontist may also take x-rays to assess the health of structures that aren’t visible.