What is Periodontal (Gum) Disease?

Who is the Leading Gum Disease Specialist in Brentwood or Westwood?

Our mission is to provide our customers with the highest quality of comprehensive dental care--particularly in difficult-to-treat diagnoses, such as periodontal disease. This mission is inspired by the work of our leading care provider and founder, Dr. Kamyar Hekmat. DDS. Dr. Hekmat has specialized in the most complex areas of dentistry--with a particular emphasis on innovative gum disease prevention and treatment, over the course of a career spanning nearly four decades. Dr. Hekmat brings unparalleled experience in the periodontal treatment arena to the greater Los Angeles area, complimented by his superior technique and knowledge in the areas of oral surgery and nutritional care.

As a general dental practitioner, Dr. Hekmat also has a wealth of experience in all areas of professional dental care including: dental implants, cosmetic crowns and fillings, root canals, porcelain restorations, gum treatments, and the list goes on.

What is Gum Disease and how is it Treated?

Periodontitis, the condition more commonly known as gum disease, begins with the growth of bacteria in the mouth and—if not treated properly—can result in the loss of teeth subsequent of the destruction of the gum tissue surrounding the teeth which holds them in place.

The goal of gum disease treatments is to promote the complete reattachment of the teeth to healthy gums; to reduce any swelling, pocket depth, to reduce the risk of infection, and to stop the progression of the condition. Your treatment options will depend on your overall health, how progressed the gum disease is, and how well you have responded to previous treatments. Options vary from nonsurgical therapy aimed at controlling bacterial growth to surgical restoration of the supportive tissues.

The causes of gum disease include hormonal changes, bad habits such as smoking, poor oral hygiene, illnesses, and certain medications.

Symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Gums that bleed during and after brushing one’s teeth

  • Swollen, inflamed, or tender gums

  • Persistent bad breath

  • Receding gum lines

  • Deep pockets between the teeth and gums

  • Shifting or loose teeth

  • Changes in how the teeth fit together when biting down, or the fit of a denture bridge.

Non-Surgical Treatments for Gum Disease

  • Professional dental cleaning

  • Scaling and root planing

Surgical Treatments for Gum Disease

  • Flap surgery/pocket reduction surgery

  • Bone grafts

  • Soft tissue grafts

  • Guided tissue regeneration

  • Bone surgery

According to the Center for Disease Control, Gum Disease is a condition which affects roughly 50% of adults over the age of 30 in the United States. It has been shown to have a connection to other serious disorders such as diabetes, heart disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Persons diagnosed with gum disease or periodontal disease are at higher risk for these and other conditions, it is believed, due to the entrance of plaque from the mouth via compromised gum tissue into the circulatory system. For these reasons, and to preserve your oral health, it is important to seek treatment for gum disease without delay.

Where is Dr. Dr. Kamyar Hekmat DDS Located?

We have two offices located in Westwood and Brentwood serving all of the following areas: Los Angeles, West LA, East LA, Beverly Hills, Encino, Silverlake, Cheviot Hills, Culver City, Hollywood.

Here at Winner Smile Dentist, we are committed to helping you prevent and eliminate gum disease for a healthier, more beautiful, and long lasting smile.

To learn more about how the dental care professionals at Winner Smile Dentist can treat gum disease and help you to prevent its development, call, click or visit today. Our dental health professionals are ready to answer your questions.


(310) 208-0878

Westwood office

10921 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1204

Los Angeles, Ca 90024

Downtown Office

1127 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 914

Los Angeles Ca 90017


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Dr. Hekmat's chairside manner is something that should be cloned, and all young dentists and doctors should be able to see the tender insight that this man gives his patients. Dr. Hekmat is one of the nicest, most skillful, most dedicated men I have ever met. I can't believe I was so lucky to have found him in such a huge, busy metropolis as Los Angeles.

John Burbank, CA

Dr. Hekmat has been my trusted family dentist for many years, not only taking care of me--but my wife, sister, mother, brother-in-law and mother-in-law, too! From the warm smiles that greet me when I walk in the door to the compassionate, skillful and concerned care that Dr. Hekmat and his staff provide, my visits to his office are always like visiting a member of the family. ...And I don’t want to forget to mention that I appreciate the fact that in busy Westwood, Dr. Hekmat still provides completely free, validated parking. That’s no small feat in my part of town!

Louis Santa Monica, CA

Dr. Hekmat and his team are true professionals. He is kind and always has time to answer ALL of my questions and concerns. I began visiting him after a a friend referred to me several years ago and I have not visited any other dentists since getting work done with him because he continuously provides me and my family with excellent work. I have had a root canal, crowns, bonding, whitening and removal of amalgam fillings with him and I could not be happier with his work.

He is also totally available for emergencies, something other doctors shirk at. I was on my way to LAX when my front tooth (it was being prepped for a root canal) totally came off, I panicked, called him and drove myself to his office within a hour he had me all patched up.

He never tries to sell you anything, he and his staff know my name and always make me feel welcome and calm the anxiety that comes with getting dental work done.

Lizzie West Los Angeles, CA

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