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Do You Have Hopeless Loose Teeth?

Dr. Chao Offers Non-Surgical Treatment of Gum Disease with Laser and Endoscopy

dental cowards welcomeGum disease is fairly common, especially if the patient in concern does not make regular visits to the dentist. One of the most common forms of gum disease is gingivitis. Gingivitis occurs when bacterial plaque starts to build up in the gaps between the gum and the teeth. This buildup is called tartar, and although it may only be in small amounts, the bacteria the tartar carries can produce toxins to the body that cause the gums to inflame. If this early form of gum disease is not addressed properly, the gaps between the teeth and the gums can become larger. Continuation of this process leads to a more severe form of the disease called periodontitis, the most common cause of tooth loss in adults.

Regular cleanings can help you avoid this situation. If you have periodontitis already you may know that traditional methods involve gum surgery. The good news is we have a number of advanced non-surgical methods which can effectively address the problem. As with all of our procedures, these procedures are extremely comfortable. You do not have to fear having to decide between losing your teeth or undergoing painful surgery.

We use procedures like endoscopy and laser treatment. Endoscopy allows us to do "deep cleaning" (root planing) in case of severe periodontitis. Endoscopy involves the use of a miniaturized fiber-optic camera that illuminates the tiny spaces occupied by tartar (calculus). This endoscopic scaling is just as effective as surgery in removing tartar, the bacterial deposits that lead eventually to loss of tooth. The thorough removal of tartar by endoscopic scaling and the antibacterial action of the lasers remove the destructive bacteria/ microbes associated with periodontitis. In addition to this, we also use anti-bacterial home therapy coordinated with an intense, in-office program of infection control to address severe or hopeless cases. Most importantly, our success has been built upon our relationship with our patients. Our patients with severe, hopeless gum disease are informed of their critical role in infection control. We consistently teach our patients on various new ways to clean and remove infection from their teeth and gums with special FDA devices. We especially emphasize the need for regular follow-up treatment that is indispensable to a successful outcome. We are grateful for so many diligent, compliant patients with severe, hopeless gum diseases who have been able to save their teeth for the long-term without surgical intervention.

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Meet Dr. Chao D.D.S., M.A.G.D

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Dr. Chao's extensive and in-depth knowledge of every specialty allows him to diagnose your condition accurately and often offers you unique solutions that you would not easily find anywhere else. (See Special Qualifications at left column). His induction as a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry is just one example of the many awards and accreditations he has received over the years. He has a widespread reputation as a lecturer and teacher both to undergraduate and postgraduate students. (See Professional Associations and Lectures in left column). The main reason he has served as faculty at the USC School of Dentistry is that he believes the best way to learn more is to teach. He incorporates stringent academic standards of diagnosis and treatment to his private practice. For example, he examines each patient from every relevant aspect, which generally takes one hour, or more. Dr. Chao always offers patients treatment plans that will suit their lifestyle, finances and their immediate or long term needs. His patients are encouraged to choose freely the treatment plan that best suits their particular priorities and sensibilities.

Dr. Chao is one of the most well-known dentists in Southern California. Many of our patients come from long distances. Throughout his radio program called Smile Talk, he has for the last two years brought the latest news and developments in dentistry to audiences throughout Southern California on radio stations such as KRLA and KFWB. Most recently he has changed his radio show into a new TV talk show format which will be broadcast on Charter Communications, Time-Warner and other TV networks, starting in September, 2011. Whether you are in Malibu, Ventura, Beverly Hills, Glendale, Pasadena, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Orange or San Diego counties, call for an appointment at 888-309-7501, OR 626-308-9104. You will be glad you did.

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