At our dental practice, we focus on two main dental specialties. One of these specialties is periodontics, or the area of dental care that deals with the gums and dental implants. Within periodontics, we offer treatment for gum disease and other conditions that affect the gums and soft tissues of the mouth. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection caused by bacteria in plaque. When plaque builds up on the teeth, the bacteria irritate and inflame the gum tissues. If this condition is not treated in the early stage, called gingivitis, it can develop into periodontitis, which is the more advanced stage of gum disease. Gingivitis is characterized by red, tender, and swollen gums, while periodontitis often involves gum recession and can eventually lead to bone loss and tooth loss. We are pleased to provide high-quality treatment for gum disease in Arcadia, California, to prevent these effects and to return your smile to good health.
In addition, periodontics includes the placement of dental implants. Dental implant placement requires specialized, advanced training, and our dentists have undergone the needed training and education to provide successful results for your smile. To learn more about periodontics and how we can care for your smile, we welcome you to contact us today at The Ivy Institute. Drs. Li, Lim, Gee, Oo, and Sin look forward to caring for you.