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Good, quality dental care often goes beyond routine check-ups and professional cleanings. At 32ology Dental Studio, our experienced team understands that Los Angeles-area patients have a wide range of needs concerning their smile, dental health, and general oral wellness. We strive to offer effective, state-of-the-art solutions for a range of issues including bone loss, severely damaged teeth, dental anxiety, and advanced periodontal disease.

Keep reading to explore our advanced dentistry treatments below and don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Argina Kudaverdian to learn more about our services.

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Sinus Lift

A sinus lift, or “sinus augmentation,” is a surgical procedure where the sinus floor in the upper jaw is elevated to create more space for an implant. When patients lose teeth in the upper jaw in the premolar or molar area, and there isn’t enough bone to accommodate an implant, we can perform a sinus lift with bone graft in order to place the implant. The implant is either placed at the time of the sinus lift or six months after the sinus lift procedure to make sure everything heals to ensure the success of the implant. Depending on the anatomy of the patient and circumstances, the plan is created with the oral surgeon to ensure the most successful long-term outcome. Usually the bone graft is also placed to increase width and height of natural bone to secure an implant.

Tooth Extractions and Bone Grafts

Tooth extractions are generally the last resort in dentistry. In some cases, like complete tooth fracture, infection or deep decay, teeth need to be removed to treat the pain or infection. After removing a tooth, if there is bone loss and there is a plan to replace it, generally bone grafting is recommended to ensure adequate volume for future tooth placement. If the infection is quite large and has spread to different areas, the bone graft procedure is done after all the infection has healed. Wisdom teeth extractions is one of the most common oral procedures where one or more of the third molars are removed. This may be necessary if the wisdom teeth do not erupt properly (or at all), or if they have the potential to cause complications, such as infections, cysts, or decay.

“This is the best dental place ever! I have severe anxiety disorder and I was able to get through all procedures calmly. This dental place will be my dentist for years to come! ”
- Kimberly W.

Periodontal Surgery

Periodontal surgery includes a number of different types of procedures that involve the gums and bone. Generally, a periodontist performs the surgeries and they are meant to treat and manage destruction caused by advanced periodontal (gum) disease. The different types of procedures are gum lift, gingivectomy, osseous surgery, pocket reduction surgery, crown lengthening, and gingival graft surgery. When severe periodontal disease begins to deteriorate the bone structure that holds the roots of the teeth, osseous surgery or bone reshaping surgery may be necessary to restore normal bone contours.

In other cases, gum surgery is necessary to improve a “gummy smile” or improve the shape and color of the gums. While a consultation with a qualified dentist is the only way to determine whether you need periodontal surgery, the procedure is generally performed for patients who experience receding gums, deep pockets between the teeth and gums, bleeding, or swelling, among other symptoms caused by advanced gum disease.