Here at Poway Perio, Dr. Alireza Khansari, MSD, is a board-certified periodontist who is highly educated and trained in periodontal services—and who loves to keep people smiling! One of the unique aspects of his practice is Dr. Khansari’s philosophy of employing minimally invasive procedures for periodontal treatment. He truly believes that regeneration procedures have slowly become mainstream in periodontology.

Dr. Khansari is dedicated to using the latest surgical techniques, including microsurgical procedures and biological mediators that can accelerate healing and minimize post op discomfort.

What Periodontal Treatments Does Dr. Khansari Perform?

Dr. Khansari provides comprehensive periodontal treatments, including pocket reduction surgery, laser treatment, bone grafting, and more.

Gum Disease Treatment – Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth, also known as gum disease. The goal of periodontitis treatment by a licensed periodontist is to ensure that any pockets around your teeth are thoroughly cleaned in order to prevent damage to the surrounding bone.

Pocket reduction surgery, which is also performed by a periodontist and is also called “osseous surgery,” is a surgery that basically exposes the roots and uses the conventional method of scaling and root planing for better results.

Since periodontal disease can often cause bone loss, the underlying bone may be recontoured before the gum tissue is sutured back in place. After periodontal treatment and the gums have healed, the gums and teeth will create a solid attachment that can prevent future pockets from developing. This makes it easier to clean these areas and maintain healthy gum tissue.

Gum Disease Laser treatment – Waterlase dental laser treatment is a modern and effective method to treat periodontitis. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that requires less cutting and bleeding. The waterlase laser utilizes a water-energized laser beam to kill bacteria, stimulate bone growth around your existing teeth, and promote fast healing.

Gum Recession Treatment – Gum grafting surgery is the most predictable and long-lasting treatment option for gum recession. The graft used to cover the root that is exposed can be taken from either the roof of your mouth or from sterilized human donor tissue. A periodontist will determine which kind of grafting is right for your situation. The main purpose of the grafting procedure is to stop further gum recession and to build more attachment.

Bone Grafting Treatment – A bone grafting procedure is performed when periodontitis has destroyed the bone surrounding your tooth root. The graft may be composed of small fragments of your own bone, or the bone may be synthetic or donated. The bone graft helps prevent tooth loss by holding your tooth in place. It also serves as a platform for the regrowth of natural bone.

When Should You Seek Dr. Khansari’s Periodontal Expertise?

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, gum recession, bone loss, and the placement of dental implants. Generally, your regular dentist will refer you to a more specialized periodontal expert simply because the periodontist has the unique skills, knowledge, and experience to provide you with the type of periodontal treatment or implant procedure you may need.

If you have periodontal disease, you’re certainly not alone—in fact, more than half of American adults age 30 and older have some form of periodontal disease. Some patients may require simple periodontal treatment, and some may need more advanced periodontal treatment.

Book Your San Diego Periodontal Consultation Today

If you’re looking for experienced and professional periodontal care, look no further than San Diego periodontist Dr. Khansari! He and his team are happy to help you fight periodontal disease and get your teeth and gums back to good health.

If you have more questions or would like to book a consultation, we’re happy to discuss your individual situation.