Periodontics in Santa Monica, CA
Bleeding gums, tooth decay, bone loss—does this sound like a nightmare?
This is the reality of gum disease, and it’s surprisingly common.
Stop periodontal disease before it steals your smile!
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a bacterial infection affecting the gum and bone tissue around the teeth. Periodontal disease can cause teeth to loosen—eventually causing tooth and bone loss. In fact, gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults.
Why patients pick Santa Monica dentist Dr. Follette for periodontal treatment:
Innovative, Non-Surgical Solutions
Have you been avoiding periodontal treatment because you can’t stomach the thought of dental surgery? We provide an innovative alternative to traditional, invasive surgery. Using state-of-the-art periodontal lasers our team can eliminate harmful bacteria, while promoting and strengthening gum tissue regeneration. Laser therapy is gentle, comfortable, and requires very little recovery time. With laser therapy we are able to save more natural teeth than ever before—even if you’ve been told that you’ll lose your teeth to gum disease, there’s still hope for you.
You Have a Partner in Periodontal Treatment
Our periodontal team will not only restore your gum health—we’ll help you maintain healthy teeth and gums with a personalized treatment plan. We tailor periodontal care to meet our patient’s specific needs and dental goals. We want you to feel confident about your periodontal care—we’ll explain your treatment plan in detail and answer any questions you may have. You’ll be supported during and after treatment—it’s our goal to teach you how to prevent further infections, gum recession, and bone loss.
Your Oral Health Affects Overall Wellness
Emerging research shows that there is a link between gum health and a patient’s overall wellbeing. Gum disease not only destroys your gums, teeth, and bone—it can actually wreak havoc on your body as a whole. Our goal is to help patients conquer gum disease and maintain oral health in order to lower their risk of heart disease, chronic respiratory disease, and stroke. Using the latest laser technology Dr. Follette is able to detect and treat gum disease in its earliest stages, as well as treat existing cases non-surgically. She can test for the specific bacteria assessing the infection by using the BANA test and the Oral DNA test. These tests will tell what the specific bacteria are that is causing the infection. This allows the infection to be treated more affectively.