Orange + Magnolia Dental Studio prevent gum disease from progressing with a range of periodontal treatments

Half of the adults aged 30 and older in the United States have some form of periodontal disease or gum disease. At Orange + Magnolia Dental Studio in Costa Mesa, California, we know gum disease does not have to be so prevalent. It can be prevented. Additionally, as a progressive condition, there are many opportunities for our lead dentist, Dr. Joyce Kahng, to partner with you to prevent the “worst,” development of advanced gum disease (periodontitis). Advanced disease can lead to irreparable damage to the supportive tissues and tooth loss. 

Treatments to restore healthy gums 

We recommend the most conservative option to resolve oral conditions. Generally, conventional options preserve maximum natural tissues. While “standard” cleanings may be sufficient to keep your teeth and gums healthy, other patients may require more extensive interventions. Those with active gum disease may be candidates for a “deep clean,” or scaling and root planing (SRP). Nonsurgical SRP removes bacterial plaque and its hardened form, tartar, from between the spaces that form between the teeth and gums as periodontal disease progresses. The process also involves removing bacterial toxins from the tooth’s rough root surface. 

Alternately, trays or oral appliances may be prescribed and customized to fit your mouth. The trays are filled with a special medication delivered to the periodontal pockets to fight harmful disease-producing bacteria. 

For patients with more advanced forms of gum disease or for those whose gum health has not been restored with more conservative options, Dr. Kahng may recommend a surgical periodontal pocket reduction or regenerative treatments. Our dental studio provides gentle care and a comfortable and pleasant experience. For this reason, Dr. Kahng has invested in technologies and associated training on dental laser systems. Light-touch lasers allow her to reshape or otherwise manipulate the gums and remove diseased tissues without cutting tools. Many of these cutting instruments, such as scalpels, are also a source of dental anxiety and fear. So, we want to minimize their use whenever possible. 

We can also rebuild the gums among those who have experienced significant gum recession and whose roots are now vulnerable to damage due to root exposure. Gum grafting or other regenerative techniques may be appropriate. 

We will not know the best option to get your confident, healthy smile back until we examine your mouth. Call (949) 867-4346 today, without delay, to schedule your appointment. If you already suspect you have gum disease, it is imperative that we intervene sooner rather than later to save your gums and teeth!