How You Can Benefit From Holistic Periodontics And Alternative Periodontal Therapies

Holistic dentistry is an approach to balancing oral health with your systemic, overall wellness. Holistic dentists choose to use biocompatible materials that are gentler on your whole body, promoting both good dental health as well as natural treatment options. We take more into account than just natural materials and processes. Our patients’ own individual values and health backgrounds also come into play. 

How Does Holistic Dentistry Work?

In holistic dentistry, natural healing begins with understanding and valuing the patient’s personal beliefs and religious practices, as well as their medical background. By eliminating infection and incorporating biologically sound surgical procedures, we can enhance the healing process of the patient and make them more comfortable with the care they’re receiving. Our holistic dentists offer alternative forms of conventional treatments, ensuring the best oral health outcome for our clients. The fact that we offer a holistic approach to caring for your teeth and gums means we focus on your overall wellbeing just as much as we do on the structures that make up your mouth. Your smile is a window to your overall health, so we begin by addressing tooth and gums symptoms with the idea of how they will impact your overall health. 

Vitamin IV Therapy

Intravenous vitamin absorption provides your body with the tools it needs to heal, recover, and re-energize itself. Our IV vitamin therapies are tailored to the needs of our patients, whether they’re combatting chronic gum disease or feel a little queasy after a sedation procedure. Since we are able to deliver the vitamins directly into your bloodstream, it prevents any gastrointestinal upset and improves absorption into your body. Our IV drips are especially helpful for patients recovering from periodontal disease immediately after their scaling and root planing treatment. Since gum disease bacteria can travel throughout the bloodstream, IV treatment provides you with a head start on overcoming the symptoms of inflammation and immune strain caused by unhealthy microbes. 

White Ceramic Dental Implants

Do you have a hypersensitivity to certain metals? Does your skin tend to react if you wear certain types of jewelry? Holistic medicine can also bridge into our treatments for replacing missing teeth. Someone with a metal allergy and missing teeth may prefer an alternative to the traditional silver titanium implants most dentists use. Our periodontists offer white Zirconia ceramic implants that mimic natural tooth color. These tooth-colored implants are both attractive and highly functional. 

Natural Growth Factors and Fibrin Therapy

What if your body could use its own platelets, fibrin, and plasma to repair itself? That’s exactly what our holistic growth factor therapy allows. Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) uses your body’s own immune system to reduce recovery times after surgery and improve how well you recover. Whether you’re having an extraction performed, soft tissue therapy for gum disease, or getting dental implants placed, this process jump-starts your body’s healing process using a vial of your blood that’s drawn just prior to the planned procedure. If you have diabetes and find that it takes longer to heal after routine soft tissue treatments, PRF/PRP treatment can be especially helpful. But even young and generally healthy individuals will find that this natural therapy helps them shorten their recovery times post surgery.

Patient Derived Bone Graft Alternatives

Do you need a bone grafting procedure? If you’re lacking appropriate bone structure because of tooth loss or periodontal disease, it can prevent you from getting dental implants or reinforcing your remaining teeth. Bone grafts are placed into areas of weak bone, integrating with your jaw to strengthen that area. However, several factors may prevent someone with periodontal disease or in need of implants from getting a bone graft, such as religious concerns. In turn, our Los Angeles dentists offer an autogenous dentin grafting procedure that allows you to use your own healthy tooth tissue instead of foreign bone graft material. This treatment allows you to heal more comfortably even in advanced cases of tooth loss or periodontal disease. Even if you’ve been told in the past that you’re not a candidate for implants because of past gum disease, this option can expand your treatment choices. 

Ozone Therapy for Bone Cavitation

Bone disease deep below your gum tissue can cause cavitation or holes inside of your jaw, weakening that area of your body and the teeth it supports. This disease causes deterioration inside your bone and may be difficult to treat. Fortunately, holistic ozone therapy helps to naturally eradicate the disease and stimulate natural bone growth in those spaces. It is extremely safe and especially helpful for our patients undergoing major medical treatments, hormonal changes, or who previously suffered from gum disease. 

What Treatment Options Do I Have For Gum Disease?

Unfortunately, most cases of periodontal disease aren’t curable by treating them on your own. Even with good oral hygiene, a water flosser, electric toothbrush, or essential oils based mouthwash, underlying causes of periodontal infection tend to lurk deep below the soft tissues. Left untreated, the harmful bacteria will cause loose teeth, bone loss, and exposed roots. They can also spread into your bloodstream. Typically, the most effective treatment option is a minimally invasive procedure known as scaling and root planing. These deep cleanings eliminate the bacteria responsible for your swollen gums and bad breath. From there, we will show you how to effectively clean your teeth and under the gums on a daily basis to prevent disease relapse and inflammation. Although it may sound time consuming, a scaling and root planing procedure is your best defense against periodontal disease and tooth loss. 

Holistic Dentistry in Los Angeles

Whether you’re in need of gum disease treatmentimplants, or another periodontal surgery, The Center for Advanced Periodontal and Implant Therapy in Los Angeles is here to help. Our patients come to us for holistic gum disease treatment, minimally invasive procedure alternatives like implant therapy, and other services related to their oral-systemic health. For a beautiful smile, reserve your no-obligation consultation with us today. 

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