Periodontal disease is usually to blame when patients with loose teeth in Encino, CA come to Dr. Alfred Penhaskashi. Periodontal disease treatment is the only way to stop the progression of bone and tooth loss.
Indicators of Periodontal Disease
- Loose teeth
- Swollen, bleeding gums
- Sensitive teeth
- Gum recession
- Presence of pus in the gums
Treatment Options for Loose Teeth Due to Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is caused by an overgrowth of bacteria under the gums and between teeth. If left untreated, the bacteria can destroy soft connective tissue and supporting bone, causing teeth to become loose and unstable. Dr. Penhaskashi treats patients with loose teeth caused by gum disease with a very gentle and effective laser treatment that has the ability to remove disease and reinforce jaw structure so teeth are less likely to become lost. If treatment has been avoided for too long and teeth are missing, dental implants are a good replacement option that many patients choose after their laser treatment.
Laser Periodontal Disease Treatment:
The LANAP® protocol is a treatment for gum disease that Dr. Penhaskashi uses for patients with moderate to severe cases. Laser causes less bleeding, and inflammation is greatly reduced because there is no cutting or suturing. Peer reviewed scientific and human histological studies show laser treatment for gum disease increases bone growth in the jaw where teeth get their support. Thousands of patients who have had a laser treatment are not only free of active infection, but have decreased their risk of tooth loss.
Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth and prevent others from meeting the same fate. When tooth loss occurs, the bone in the jaw begins to erode and unless something stimulates it again, the problem will worsen and more teeth are likely to be lost. Implants solve that problem because they mimic tooth roots and provide the missing stimulation your jaw requires. They also look and feel like the real thing!
If you have loose teeth, we encourage you to seek treatment right away. Call us today to learn more about treatments for periodontal disease and loose teeth in Encino, CA with Dr. Penhaskashi.