Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2014
With gum disease now more prevalent than diabetes, more and more patients are visiting periodontists for help fixing bleeding and receding gums. However, many patients put off periodontal surgery for fear of pain and discomfort. As the first US periodontist trained in the use of Advanced-Platelet Rich Fibrin, Dr. Alexandre-Amir Aalam of Brentwood's CENTER for Advanced Periodontal and Implant Therapy offers patients the opportunity to speed recovery by using the patient's own blood to decrease pain and swelling.
“Gum recession, a classic symptom of gum disease, makes the gums more sensitive to hot and cold and more prone to bacterial build-up and infection. These patients need their tooth roots covered, but they’re often afraid of the recovery time,” said Dr. Aalam.
According to Dr. Aalam, the Advanced-Platelet Rich Fibrin treatment can enhance the outcomes of both hard and soft tissue grafting procedures such as:
Advanced-Platelet Rich Fibrin reduces healing times and decreases pain and swelling, too.
“The Advanced-Platelet Rich Fibrin treatment works by utilizing the body’s natural healing processes,” explained Dr. Aalam, “while also reducing post-surgery discomfort and inflammation.”
At the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal and Implant Therapy, located in Brentwood, periodontal services offered include both cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures. Popular cosmetic periodontal services include gum depigmentation for dark gums, gum grafts, and dental implants. Patients looking to improve their oral health may opt for a deep cleaning treatment called root scaling and planing as well as wisdom tooth removal and sinus augmentation.
“Unlike your general dentist, our CENTER periodontists have special training and expertise in treating the gums,” said Dr. Aalam. “If you have bleeding gums, receding gums, a sore mouth, or loose teeth, you should visit a periodontist immediately. Gum disease is treatable, but if you wait too, long the consequences – tooth loss, bone loss, chronic inflammation – can be serious.”
Dr. Alexandre-Amir Aalam and Dr. Alina Krivitsky are board certified periodontists specializing in dental implants and gum and tissue diseases. They opened the CENTER, a periodontal office focused on providing patients with excellent and skilled care at affordable prices, with the goal of restoring oral health and aesthetic appearance. They are alumni of the prestigious Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC and are still heavily involved in academia and giving back to future periodontists at USC. They are also the only two board-certified periodontists in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles.
If you or someone you know is interested in scheduling an appointment with the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal & Implant Therapy, we encourage you to contact (310)-826-8242 today.