LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles periodontist, Dr. Bijan Afar, now offers laser treatments for gum disease. Gum disease is a potentially serious infection that often has few noticeable symptoms in its earliest stages but can trigger tooth, gum and bone loss in its more advanced stages. Dr. Afar offers extensive treatment options for patients who are suffering from all stages of gum disease, including crown lengthening, gum grafts, bone grafts, sinus augmentation and dental implants.
About Dr. Bijan Afar, Periodontist Los Angeles
Dr. Bijan Afar is a top periodontist who offers comprehensive gum care. He is a graduate of UCLA, from which he earned a degree in microbiology along with a degree in oral biology and his Doctor of Dental Surgery. He is a recipient of the California State Fellowship, the Hortense Fishbaugh Fellowship and the NIH's Dentist-Scientist Fellowship. Visit http://www.oralimplants.com to learn more.
Los Angeles periodontist, Dr. Afar, recommends laser treatments for gum disease as a more comfortable, conservative alternative to more invasive procedures. Lasers can be used to improve periodontal attachment after periodontal procedures. Pockets of infection that develop with periodontal disease can allow the infection to penetrate deep inside the oral cavity. Scaling and root planing is a common way to clean the pockets, and lasers may be used to treat and seal the pocket after cleaning to promote attachment.
Lasers may also be used to combat oral bacteria. Certain types of oral bacteria are particularly harmful to the gums. They live in plaque and tartar buildup and trigger inflammation. Lasers can be used to reduce the bacteria that live in periodontal pockets and promote healing. In some cases, root planing may also be performed using lasers.
Because periodontal disease can be so destructive to the gums and supporting structures of the teeth, some patients may benefit from grafts. Soft tissue and bone grafts can help rebuild the oral structures and the foundation of the teeth. This can help prevent further tooth loss, or it can create a new foundation for dental implants, which can be used to replace one or many missing teeth. Dr. Afar offers comprehensive consultations and personalized treatment plans that allow patients to better understand their options.
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