Periodontics is the treatment of periodontal disease and specialized oral health needs related to your gums. Gage Dental Care is fortunate to have Dr. Delaram Hanookai on staff as one of the professional dentists ready to take care of your oral healthcare. Dr. Hanookai is a skilled periodontist with more than 20 years’ experience in the specialized dental field of periodontics. He uses both modern and traditional means of treating patients toward prevention of periodontal disease or for treatment of gum infection to prevent progression of the disease.
How Periodontics Can Help You
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that about one fourth of all American adults suffer from gum disease. Gum disease can be extremely damaging and painful, progressing from gum infection to disease of the bones supporting your teeth. Infectious bacteria causes periodontal disease and its resulting inflammation. If you do not receive periodontal care when you need it, the infection will only get worse and can start destroying bone supporting your teeth, leading to tooth loss. This is why it is important to have a dental team that can provide periodontics as part of their services and treatments.
Gage Dental Care can meet all of your periodontics needs, so you do not have to be referred to other facilities or providers. You can be treated for periodontal disease, prevention and other periodontics by Dr. Hanookai at Gage Dental Care in Bell CA.
As part of his dental education and on an ongoing basis, Dr. Hanookai has received advanced education in periodontics. This means he has the knowledge, skill and experience to treat periodontal disease and place dental implants to help patients keep and maintain a full, healthy smile. In fact, Dr. Hanookai has been practicing and teaching periodontics for over 20 years.
It is important to maintain daily oral hygiene and preventive care to ensure you do not develop periodontal disease. Once this infection is present in gums, patients have a low resistance to the bacteria that cause the infection. They suffer an ongoing problem of gum infection and continued growth through bursts of activity. The infection can be exacerbated through lifestyle issues, such as:
- Poor diet
- Poor oral hygiene
- Not regularly visiting the dentist
- Not regularly gaining dental cleanings
You may be suffering from early periodontal infection, even without any symptoms at all. Only someone trained in dentistry or periodontics can determine if you have periodontal disease. But if you have advanced periodontal infection, you may experience the following problems:
- Swollen, tender, red gums
- Sensitivity of teeth to heat or cold
- Bad breath
- Deep pockets around teeth
- Missing teeth
- Shifting or loose teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Receding gums around teeth
When you have these symptoms or have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, it is critical that you get the treatment you need. If you do not get periodontics treatment, periodontal infection can move from your bone around teeth to your blood stream. Once this bacteria is in your blood, it rapidly travels throughout your body and can cause a wide variety of serious medical problems. Patients with periodontal disease suffer a 200 percent greater chance of developing heart disease and stroke than patients without periodontal disease.
Your periodontics treatment at Gage Dental Care will be in capable hands of Dr. Hanookai, who has received the additional years of specialized education in periodontics. He has vast experience in treatment patients and as an educator of periodontics mean you will be very well cared for, just as you are for all of your oral health needs at Gage Dental Care.
Your periodontics treatment plan may include:
- Non-surgical treatments, such as scaling and root planing
- Gum graft surgery
- Regenerative procedures
- Laser treatment
- Lengthening of dental crowns
- Dental implants
- Pocket reduction around teeth
- Other procedures
Of non-surgical treatments for periodontal disease, there are two that may be used early in your infection and treatment. These include:
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing involve cleaning the surfaces of your teeth roots to remove plaque and its hardened form, tartar or calculus. This plaque and tartar are removed from deep pockets around teeth to smooth the root and remove toxins originating from the bacteria that cause periodontal disease. Scaling and root planing may be one in a series of treatment steps. Antibiotics, antimicrobials and other means may also be used. Scaling and root planing can provide success in treatment of periodontal infection. But patients often need to have follow-up care to ensure the infection does not return.
Tray Delivery Systems
Your periodontal treatment may involve use of custom fit trays made by your dental team for delivery of medications prescribed to fight periodontal infection. These are similar to trays used for delivery of fluoride in prevention of tooth decay. In essence, your custom fit trays are designed to immerse the areas of infection in helpful medications.
To treat your periodontal disease or in order to prevent such infection from occurring, you will work with your Gage Dental Care dentist to develop an individualized periodontics treatment plan.
Why Gage Dental Care for periodontics?
When you are a patient of Gage Dental Care in Bell CA, you can visit each time knowing that you are seeing one of the most trusted dentists in Bell, CA. This is true whether you are visiting with Dr. Hanookai or Dr. Abaian, both of whom are skilled, compassionate dentists with their own unique skillsets and focus as part of the Gage Dental Care practice. Gage Dental Care’s entire caring staff are ready to serve your dentistry and periodontics needs. They are eager to have you as a patient and will always treat you professionally with dignity. When you visit Gage Dental Care, you can smile broadly in knowing that your oral healthcare needs are well met and your smile can be strong, vibrant and healthy.
Come In to Gage Dental Care for Periodontics
Everyone at Gage Dental Care welcomes and appreciates you as a patient. With each call or appointment, you will be well-treated using cutting-edge technologies, dental procedures and periodontics for your best oral health. Both Dr. Abaian and Dr. Hanookai are highly skilled and well regarded by patients, as are the dental office’s dental hygienists and other staff. Payment for your dental treatment is affordable through use of your dental insurance, credit cards, cash, or other financing methods. The office pros of Gage Dental Care can discuss the possibility of interest-free financing if you qualify or may refer you to other financing methods to help you achieve your treatment goals.