Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is a serious condition that affects the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. It is caused by bacteria that live in the mouth and produce harmful substances that destroy the gums and bones that hold the teeth in place. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss and other serious health problems, such as heart disease and stroke.

Fortunately, periodontal disease can be treated and even reversed if caught early enough.

Dr. Brenda Evans Louka's office in San Bernardino provides various periodontal treatments to help patients restore their oral health and prevent future complications.

The first step in treating periodontal disease is to identify the extent of the damage. Dr. Louka and her team use advanced diagnostic tools, such as digital x-rays and periodontal probes, to evaluate the condition of the gums and bones surrounding the teeth. Based on the severity of the disease, they will recommend an appropriate treatment plan.

One of the most common treatments for periodontal disease is scaling and root planing. This is a deep cleaning procedure that removes plaque and tartar from the teeth and roots and smooths out rough spots on the roots to prevent bacteria from accumulating. Scaling and root planing is usually performed under local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort.

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In addition to scaling and root planing, Dr. Louka may also recommend adjunctive therapies to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment. These therapies may include antibiotics, antimicrobial rinses, or laser therapy. Antibiotics can be prescribed to kill the bacteria causing the infection, while antimicrobial rinses can help reduce inflammation and promote healing. Laser therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a special laser to remove diseased tissue and stimulate the growth of healthy tissue.

For more advanced cases of periodontal disease, Dr. Louka may recommend surgical intervention. Surgical treatments can help regenerate lost bone and tissue and restore a healthy gum line. Some of the most common surgical treatments for periodontal disease include pocket reduction surgery, soft tissue grafts, and bone grafts.

Pocket reduction surgery is a procedure that involves folding back the gum tissue to remove bacteria and smooth out damaged bone and then securing the tissue in place to promote healing. Soft tissue grafts are used to replace missing or damaged gum tissue and improve the appearance of the gum line. Bone grafts involve placing synthetic or natural bone material in areas where the bone has been lost due to periodontal disease to stimulate new bone growth.

At the office of Dr. Brenda Evans Louka, patients can also receive ongoing periodontal maintenance to prevent the recurrence of periodontal disease. Periodontal maintenance involves regular cleanings and check-ups to monitor the health of the gums and teeth and prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar.

In addition to treating periodontal disease, Dr. Louka also offers a range of cosmetic dental treatments to help patients achieve a more attractive smile. These treatments may include teeth whitening, veneers, and orthodontics. Dr. Louka uses the latest technology and techniques to ensure that each patient receives the highest quality care and achieves optimal results.

Overall, the office of Dr. Brenda Evans Louka in San Bernardino provides comprehensive periodontic dental care to help patients restore and maintain optimal oral health. With a focus on patient comfort, advanced technology, and personalized treatment plans, Dr. Louka and her team are committed to helping patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles that last a lifetime.

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