Mar Vista Periodontists
Meet Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky
Your trusted Mar Vista PERIODONTISTS,
DR. AALAM AND DR. KRIVITSKY
GUM DISEASE PREVENTION IN MAR VISTA
A periodontist near Mar Vista can help you restore your oral health if you suffer from gum disease. As experts in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and treatment of gum disease, Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky offer a range of surgical and non-surgical therapies to treat gum disease, as well as the damage gum disease causes in the mouth, at their periodontal practice near Mar Vista. Gum disease begins in it’s mildest form as gingivitis, which is an inflammation of the gums. Most notably, patients who suffer from gingivitis experience swollen, tender and painful gums that bleed when brushing and flossing. Periodontal disease is treatable, and reversible, but requires the help of a periodontist in Mar Vista to restore complete oral health. To prevent gum disease, it is imperative to practice proper at home oral care, which includes brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing nightly, and visiting your Mar Vista periodontist for regular checkups and cleanings. If you do not implement a proper oral hygiene routine, periodontal disease can develop and worsen over time. As the bacteria found in plaque accumulates, it will harden and turn into tartar, also called calculus, which is a solid, calcified deposit that can buildup above and below the gum line. Brushing your teeth twice daily is important for removing plaque from the teeth and stopping the formation of tartar. However, if tartar does form, only a trained dental specialist near Mar Vista can remove it. The process of removing tartar is called scaling, during which a special tool is used to clean the tartar from the teeth and remove it from the gumline. If left untreated, the bacteria buildup will continue to spread below the gumline, causing the gums to loosen from the tooth, creating periodontal pockets. Healthy gum tissue is light pink in color, and should fit tightly around each tooth. The healthy range of space between each tooth and the gum around it should be no more than 1-3 millimeters. Your dental hygienist in Mar Vista will be able to examine your gums to determine the space between the teeth and gums. These measurements can change for better or worse over time, which is why maintaining a proper oral healthcare routine at home, along with regular dental cleanings are imperative to ensuring your oral health. If periodontal disease is not treated and continues to worse, it can eventually spread to the underlying bone and cause bone loss in the supporting bone structures.
There are several types of non-surgical, restorative periodontal therapies that can be performed by a board-certified periodontist in Mar Vista. For patients who suffer from gum damage and require treatment, a Mar Vista periodontist can provide and accurate diagnosis and create a treatment plan that is personalized to meet your needs. To set up your periodontal consultation with one of our Mar Vista periodontists, contact us today!
WHAT OUR MAR VISTA PATIENTS ARE SAYING…
Patients trust Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky to provide expert, personalized care in a spa-like environment:
Before And After Photos
Take a look at this aesthetic crown lengthening before-and-after photo from a patient treated at Implant Perio CENTER.