Meet Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky
Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky are the dual-board certified team behind the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal and Implant Therapy. They have proudly served the Los Angeles community with their private practice for over a decade, and work with patients from all over Los Angeles including the San Fernando Valley area and neighborhoods including Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Reseda and Topanga. At the CENTER, our periodontists near Topanga are committed to helping their patients achieve pristine oral health. Utilizing their extensive experience and training, coupled with advanced technology and cutting edge techniques, Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky are experts in treating a wide range of periodontal and aesthetic dental issues. If you experience inflammation of your gums, an infection in your mouth, any form of decay, or missing teeth it may be caused by gum disease, and we are ready to help. A periodontist in Topanga, California can provide you with an accurate diagnosis of your condition and a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs. Contact us today to schedule your periodontal consultation.
A beautiful smile begins with healthy gum tissue. Although a set of pearly white teeth is what everyone strives for to achieve a picture-perfect smile, an aesthetically pleasing smile begins with optimal oral health. Healthy gum tissue should appear light pink or pink in color and firm. Gums that look or feel loose or inflamed, are red in color and bleed easily are typically considered unhealthy, and likely a sign of gum disease. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the gum tissue that is caused by the bacteria found in plaque, which builds up around the teeth. What begins as gingivitis, a mild and very common form of gum disease, can worsen and eventually progress to the most severe form of the disease known as advanced periodontitis. This form of the disease occurs when the infection has progressed so detrimentally that the gum tissue becomes permanently damaged, causing gum recession and periodontal pockets in most cases, and the toxins and bacteria from the plaque also begins to damage the supporting structures of your teeth, including bones and ligaments. In this case, it can cause the teeth to become loose and even fall out, or require surgical extraction. However, if you diagnose periodontal disease early enough, it is reversible and treatable. It is important to consult with a periodontist in Topanga, who can offer an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan that addresses all of your unique needs.
Untreated periodontal disease can cause a number of health conditions in the mouth and body, so it is important to seek treatment if you believe your gum disease is worsening. The first treatment step reversing gum disease is a minimally invasive, non-surgical deep cleaning, also known as Scaling and Root Planing in Topanga, California. This cleaning is performed by a skilled periodontist in Topanga, who will use a specific tool to scrape and remove the plaque and tartar buildup from around the teeth, gum line and tooth surfaces. Next, the root planing is performed, which smooths tooth and root surfaces to prevent bacteria from building up once again, and helps the gum tissue reattach to the tooth more easily if it had begun to separate.
Gum Recession Treatment in Topanga, California
As periodontal disease worsens, the bacteria can damage the gum tissue causing it to wear away and the tooth roots to become exposed. This is known as gum recession, which puts patients at a higher risk of developing tooth decay, causes extreme sensitivity to hot and cold, and affects the aesthetics of the smile by creating an aged and unhealthy appearance.
Some of the most frequently asked questions we receive are “Can you regenerate gum tissue?” and “can receding gums grow back?” Simply put, the answer is no. So now you may be wondering “how can I grow my gums back?” There are several treatments for gum recession in Topanga, that can restore a healthy, even gum line and a beautiful smile. At the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal and Implant Therapy, we are proud to offer our patients both traditional and holistic alternatives to treating gum recession.
The most common gum recession treatment near Topanga, California is a Soft Tissue Graft that is performed by utilizing a sample of tissue taken from the roof of a patient’s mouth, which is then grafted to the recession site to cover the exposed roots.
For patients seeking a less invasive, holistic treatment, we are the founding periodontists behind the Rejuvagum Lift™. This revolutionary treatment uses blood-derived growth factors to regenerate damaged tissue. Platelet Rich Fibrin is rich in regenerative growth factors and stem cells. It is processed from blood samples taken from the patient and spun in a centrifuge to separate the different components. The clots are then inserted into the gums near the recession site, to actually regenerate the damaged tissue. Although gums cannot grow back naturally on their own, this revolutionary treatment can actually stimulate tissue regeneration to restore damaged tissue.
Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, we are proud to provide our patients with the best in periodontal care. If you experience gum recession, contact us to schedule your periodontal consultation, so we can restore your healthy gums and help you smile with confidence!