Periodontal Procedures in Encino, CA
Dr. Rodica Grasu is a periodontist, a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease. Dr. Grasu completed advanced training in the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. In addition, Dr. Grasu can perform cosmetic periodontal procedures to help you achieve the smile you desire.
Periodontal health should be achieved in the least invasive and most cost-effective manner. This is often accomplished through non-surgical periodontal treatment, including scaling and root planing (a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus [tartar] from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins).
Many patients do not require any further active treatment after scaling and root planing. However, the majority of patients will require ongoing maintenance therapy to sustain health. When non-surgical therapy does not achieve periodontal health, surgery may be indicated to restore periodontal anatomy damaged by periodontal diseases and to facilitate oral hygiene practices.
Periodontal surgery is necessary when your periodontist determines that the tissue around your teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired with non-surgical treatment. Following are the four types of surgical treatments most commonly prescribed:
If you’ve already lost a tooth to periodontal disease or other reasons, you may be interested in dental implants—the permanent tooth replacement option.
In addition to procedures to treat periodontal disease, many periodontists also perform cosmetic procedures to enhance your smile. Oftentimes, patients who pursue cosmetic procedures notice improved function as well. Cosmetic procedures include: