Why Patients Have Gum Disease TreatmentBacteria and other particles that collect on your teeth can develop into plaque, which proper brushing may remove, and tartar, which may require the help of a general dentist. Over time, plaque and tartar can cause redness, swelling, and bleeding around your gums. These concerns can lead to more significant problems like tooth loss and other health issues. Dr. Anson provides patients in Beverly Hills with non-surgical gum disease treatment to reverse these effects and to prevent more serious damage. Typically, this involves deep scaling, which removes tartar from above and below your gum line, and root planing, which removes the rough spots on the tooth root that collect germs. The result is less bacteria and better oral health over time.
Your Initial VisitDuring your initial consultation, you will have a chance to get to know Dr. Anson, talk about the concerns you are having, and ask questions about gum disease treatment options. Dr. Anson will also conduct a review of your teeth and gums to evaluate their condition. As an experienced periodontist and an ethical practitioner, he uses a conservative approach to care: if improvements in oral hygiene alone can resolve your symptoms, Dr. Anson will recommend that course of action. If, however, you require more comprehensive measures, our practice will schedule a follow-up appointment for a deep scaling and root planning. In either case, you will leave your visit with the information you need to have confidence in your care.
Your Experience with Gum Disease TreatmentDr. Anson will perform your procedure at our practice in Beverly Hills. Deep scaling and root planing are non-surgical, and Dr. Anson takes steps to make you comfortable throughout. This includes:
- Administering local anesthesia with little-to-no pain thanks to a special medical device and Dr. Anson’s gentle technique.
- Wrap-around glasses that let you tune out the procedure and watch movies or listen to music instead.
- Providing options such as nitrous oxide to patients with high anxiety.