Oral Hygiene

The Beverly Hills Center for Advanced Dental Implants & Periodontology

Jean-Jacques Elbaz, DDS, MS

Periodontist located in Beverly Hills, CA

Periodontitis affects over 45% of adults in the United States. At The Beverly Hills Center for Advanced Dental Implants and Periodontology in Beverly Hills, California, the team offers several oral hygiene services to help you maintain the health of your teeth and gums. Led by Jean-Jacques Elbaz, DDS, MS, the practice specializes in the most advanced oral health care solutions. To schedule your next oral hygiene treatment, call the Los Angeles office, or book an appointment online today.

Oral Hygiene Q & A

Why is oral hygiene important?

Oral hygiene is the foundation of your oral health. Dr. Elbaz puts a strong emphasis on oral hygiene because it can help you avoid common and preventable oral health issues, including:

  • Gum infections 
  • Tooth decay
  • Gum inflammation (periodontitis)

Issues like gum infections and severe tooth decay can severely damage your teeth and eventually lead to tooth loss. 

Dr. Elbaz invented an oral device called the Pix that treats gum disease and improves oral health around teeth and dental implants. In addition to routine teeth cleanings, Dr. Elbaz and his team also provide periodontal maintenance.

What is periodontal maintenance?

Periodontal maintenance refers to procedures used to prevent and stop the progression of periodontal disease. When plaque builds up on the gums, it can cause inflammation that pulls your gums away from your teeth and forms pockets. 

Over time, these pockets become filled with bacteria, plaque and tartar that regular brushing can’t address. When caught early, periodontal maintenance can effectively treat periodontal disease. 

The Beverly Hills Center for Advanced Dental Implants and Periodontology offers scaling and root planing to effectively improve the health of your gums. 

Also known as deep cleaning, scaling and root planing is used to remove harmful plaque and tartar that reaches below your gum line. Scaling and root planing is effective, minimally invasive ways to treat and prevent gingival inflammation and gum disease. 

At The Beverly Hills Center for Advanced Dental Implants and Periodontology, one of the skilled registered dental hygienists performs your scaling and root planing. 

During the scaling procedure, your hygienist removes all the plaque and tartar from the pockets below your gum line. The practice offers scaling using a traditional, laser, or ultrasound scaler. The team helps you determine the best option for you. 

After scaling, the hygienist performs root planing – the process of smoothing the roots of your teeth so your gum line can reattach properly. 

What should I do after a deep cleaning?

After the procedure, you may experience some sensitivity over the next few days. Dr. Elbaz may prescribe a pill or mouthwash to help you heal and avoid infection. 

During your follow-up appointment, Dr. Elbaz evaluates your progress to determine further needs. In some cases, scaling and root planing may take multiple visits for effective treatment. 

To learn more about periodontal maintenance and oral hygiene services at The Beverly Hills Center for Advanced Dental Implants and Periodontology, book an appointment by phone or online today.