Gum Treatment Before a Periodontist

Gum disease is a serious threat to the health of your mouth and the longevity of your teeth. If you are suffering with gum disease, you are not alone. Many American adults have some form of gum disease.

The solution to gum disease is to see Dr Makhoul as soon as possible before you have to see a periodontist for treatment to halt the effects of the problem and keep it from growing larger. Call (949) 364-3724 today to schedule your consultation at our Mission Viejo office if you suspect that you have one or more symptoms of gum disease.

Treatments for Gum Disease

Gum disease (periodontal disease) can range from simple inflammation of the gums, called gingivitis, to more advanced periodontitis, which causes soft tissue or bone damage. Severe cases can lead to tooth loss.

The progression of gum disease in your mouth depends on how well you care for your teeth. Changing your behaviors, such as quitting smoking or developing better daily dental hygiene care habits at home, can help stop the development of gum disease.

Gum disease.The goal of treatment at E.M.Makhoul, DDS in Mission Viejo is to control the infection. The deep cleaning method of scaling and root planing accompanied with LASER will scrape tartar from your gum line to remove bacteria that contribute to gum disease.

Dr. Makhoul prefers laser dentistry to remove plaque and tartar, because it results in less swelling and discomfort during and after treatment. In many cases, laser gum treatment can sometimes take the place of the more expensive and invasive periodontal surgery. 

Do you need relief from gum disease?
Please call (949) 364-3724 today to arrange your consultation with an experienced periodontics office. We are conveniently located in Mission Viejo.

In recent years, laser dentistry has superseded traditional dentistry practices in the treatment and prevention of periodontal disease, making treatments more precise and less painful. This newer and highly advanced style of dentistry utilizes intense beams of light projected by a dental laser. The laser's unique ability to concentrate energy at a focused point allows the dentist to seal blood vessels and small nerve endings during the procedure. This means you can expect gentle, precise procedures with no bleeding and very little post-operative pain and swelling.

Benefits of Laser Gum Treatment

In many situations, the less invasive and less expensive laser gum treatment has taken the place of the more invasive and expensive periodontal surgery. In addition, at the office of E. M. Makhoul, DDS, in Mission Viejo, we are changing the future: Due to the laser's ability to kill oral bacteria, as part of our preventive hygiene treatment, we use the laser to attack periodontal inflammation at the microscopic level of infection.

The power of focused light destroys otherwise inaccessible bacterial colonies while simultaneously creating an ideal environment for healing. Today, our practice offers our patients the hope of a better tomorrow by providing oral health care in ways that were science fiction only a few years ago. We are not only cleaning teeth and creating beautiful smiles. With our enlightened therapy, we are doing more than enhancing lifestyle: Each time we treat a patient, we are changing their future. We are prolonging lives and saving life itself. 

Dental Implants for Missing Teeth

If you have already lost teeth to gum disease, Dr. Makhoul will be happy to discuss your options on how to restore your smile with Dental Implants

If you're suffering from gum inflammation or gum disease, please call (949) 364-3724 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Makhoul. 

Dr. Makhoul is pleased to welcome patients from Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills and of course all the other communities of Orange County and Southern California.

Contact Us

E.M. Makhoul, DDS

 (949) 364-3724
 27871 Medical Center Rd. Ste 105
    Mission Viejo, CA, 92691-6405