Porter Ranch Periodontists
Meet Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky
At the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal and Implant Therapy, Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky provide comprehensive, quality periodontal care to their patients near Porter Ranch, Los Angeles. As dual-board certified periodontists who serve as Diplomats of the American Board of Oral Implantology and the American Board of Periodontology, and teach as Clinical Assistant Professors at USC’s Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry in the Department of Advanced Periodontics, Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky provide their patients with expert, personalized care to treat a range of oral conditions, including gum disease treatment in Porter Ranch, dental implants in Porter Ranch, wisdom tooth removal, and even cosmetic dental treatments like improving a gummy smile. If you experience pain or discomfort with your gums when eating, brushing or flossing, are missing single or multiple teeth, or are unhappy with your smile and feel like you are lacking confidence, a periodontist in Porter Ranch can help. To schedule a periodontal consultation with a dual-board certified periodontist near Porter Ranch, contact us today.
A beautiful smile begins with good oral health and hygiene. A periodontist is a dental expert who specializes in the treatment of gum conditions, relating to the health, function, and aesthetics of the gum, who can perform advanced oral surgeries and procedures that a general dentist is not trained for. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is one of the most common oral conditions found in adults ages 30 years or older, with more than 64 million Americans suffering from periodontitis annually. Gum disease begins as gingivitis, which is an inflammation of the gum tissue caused by the buildup of bacteria on the teeth. As the first stage of gum disease, it has yet to progress to the point where one may experience bone or tooth loss, a common result of periodontitis, also known as the most severe form of gum disease. When plaque build-ups around the tissue, and is not properly removed, it will harden into tartar and calculus, which can only be removed by a dental hygienist during a professional dental cleaning in Porter Ranch. When the plaque builds up on the tooth, the bacteria from the plaque will cause redness, irritation, and swelling of the gum tissue. Sometimes, additional symptoms of gingivitis include tender, sensitive gums that bleed when brushing and flossing. If left untreated, gingivitis will progress and cause further complications. It is important to consult with your periodontist in Porter Ranch to receive a proper diagnosis and the best treatment plan for your specific needs. on the best course of action to halt the disease progression.
Gum Recession Treatment in Porter Ranch
When left untreated, gum disease will cause the gum tissue to pull away from the teeth, creating what is known as periodontal pockets, which are small spaces between the teeth and gums where bacteria can get trapped and flourish. The spread of bacteria below the gum line will also wear away the gum tissue around the teeth, causing what is known as gum recession. Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue wears away, exposing the tooth roots, and putting you at a higher risk of developing disease and decay.
When the gums recede, it causes an aged appearance because the teeth look longer, affecting many patients’ sense of confidence when smiling. Gum recession treatment in Porter Ranch is one effective way to restore a healthy, even gum line. If you suffer from gum recession, typically a Porter Ranch periodontist will recommend gum graft surgery in Porter Ranch. A conventional gum graft treatment utilizes a soft tissue graft taken from the roof of the patient’s mouth, which is then attached to the teeth to cover the exposed roots and rejuvenate the gumline. This treatment is effective, however, it is fairly invasive and requires a short recovery time. At the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal and Implant Therapy, Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky are the founding periodontists behind the Lift™, a more comfortable alternative to conventional gum grafting that uses blood-derived growth factors for enhanced healing.
This innovative treatment is a graftless gum recession treatment that utilizes several samples of a patients’ own blood to develop Platelet-Rich fibrin, a clot-like substance, that is inserted into the gums near the recession site to regenerate the lost gum tissue. PRF is composed of platelets, white blood cells, and plasma, and has been used in surgery for years to increase the body’s healing abilities, regenerate tissue and reduce the risk of infection. The Rejuvagum Lift™ utilizes PRF to regenerate lost tissue and cover the exposed roots as an alternative method to traditional gum grafting. By using PRF we are able to restore a thicker ridge, healthy gum tissue, and an even gum line!
If you suffer from gum recession, periodontal disease, or are simply unhappy with the aesthetics of your smile, contact a periodontist in Porter Ranch today.
VISIT THE CENTER FOR ADVANCED PERIODONTAL & IMPLANT THERAPY
Visit our site to view more amazing before-and-after periodontal surgery images or schedule a consultation near Porter Ranch. You can also call Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky at (310) 826-8242 today.