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If you are diagnosed with Periodontal Disease, Dr. Naim may recommend periodontal surgery. Periodontal surgery is necessary when your periodontist determines that the tissue around your teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired with non surgical treatment. The following are the four types of surgical treatment most commonly prescribed:

  • Osseous Surgery to eliminate bacterial infection and periodontal pocketing.
  • Regenerative Procedures to regrow lost bone around your teeth. 
  • Crown Lengthening for teeth with deep cavities to facilitate crown placement. 
  • Soft Tissue Grafts to cover gingival recession and treat excessively thin gingival tissues.

When a tooth can not be saved with periodontal treatment, Dr. Naim will advise to have a Dental Extraction or removal of the tooth. Nowadays, teeth are extracted traumatically with a Ridge Preservation Bone Graft to preserve the dimensions of the jawbone in that area for future Dental Implant placement. Often, you may be a candidate to have a Dental Implant placed at the same time as tooth extraction. Dr. Naim will let you know if any teeth need to be extracted and all of your tooth replacement options.

Non Surgical Periodontal Therapy 

Periodontal Treatment - Periodontal Surgery by Dr. Sam Naim in Encino, CA

Dr. Sam Naim is a Board Certified, UCLA trained Periodontist & Dental Implant Specialist who specializes in all forms of Periodontal & Dental Implant treatment. Serving the communities of Encino, Sherman Oaks, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Studio City, Reseda, Van Nuys, Northridge, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Westwood, Beverly Hills.


Periodontal Surgery

Periodontal Health is often accomplished through non surgical periodontal treatment, including scaling and root planing (a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus or tartar from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins). Most Periodontists would agree that after scaling and root planing many patients do not require any further active treatment, including surgical therapy. However, the majority of patients will require ongoing maintenance therapy to sustain health. Non surgical therapy does have its limitations, and when it does not achieve periodontal health, surgery may be indicated to restore periodontal anatomy damaged by periodontal diseases and to facilitate oral hygiene practices.  

​​Periodontics & Dental Implant Specialist

Sam I. Naim, DDS
Periodontics & Dental Implant Specialist
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology & Dental Implant Surgery

16661 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 308

Encino, CA 91436
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