Do your gums feel sore all the time? Do they appear to be red or puffed
out? Do you have chronic bad breath, no matter how much you brush and
use mouthwash? It might be entirely possible that you have
periodontal disease and don’t even know it!
First of all, if you did answer yes to any of those questions, do not feel
ashamed about your oral hygiene. Periodontal disease – more commonly
referred to as just “gum disease” – affects
millions of Americans each year, and some estimates suggest that 4 out of 5 people
will be affected by this condition in their lifetime. Secondly, you should
consider seeing a dental hygienist as soon as possible. In addition to
the aforementioned symptoms, gum disease can cause loose teeth, gapped
teeth, and mouth bleeding,
but it can also be the first sign of more serious conditions, such as:
Preventing and Treating Periodontal Disease
It is important to realize that periodontal disease is progressive, meaning
it gets worse as time goes on. If you catch it right away, routine visits
to your dentist and healthy habits at home can clear it up and prevent
further damage from occurring. If you let it linger and worsen, oral surgery
could be necessary for treatment, so it is best to act fast.
At the Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center, Dr. Roya Mirkhan has more
than 15 years of experience helping people just like you treat and prevent
periodontal disease. With a compassionate approach to all of our patients’
needs as well as a thorough understanding of dental and oral hygiene –
Dr. Mirkhan has completed three additional years of dental school residency
to further understand and master
periodontics – we should be your first choice when you are looking for an implant
dentist in San Diego.
Call (858) 348-5859 or schedule an appointment
with our team today!