What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease occurs when decay and problems arise within your gums
and the bones below your teeth. This generally occurs due to the neglect
and lack of
maintenance of your dental health over a prolonged period of time. Plaque - a film
of debris, bacteria and saliva that forms on your teeth - can turn into
tartar without proper daily care and removal. When plaque and tartar are
not removed, they begin to impact the health of your gums and bone, exhibiting
their destructive work through red, swollen and bleeding gums. You should
make no delay in contacting
Dr. Roya Mirkhan should you be experiencing the signs of periodontal disease.
Sadly, some 80% of people have periodontal disease and do not even realize
it because the condition is usually painless when in its early stages.
Though it is the primary reason for tooth loss, most do not know that
periodontal disease may be linked to more serious medical conditions such
as diabetes, bacterial pneumonia, stroke,
heart disease, and other systemic conditions.
It can be positively impacted by diligent oral hygiene and regular
exams and cleanings while negatively affected by poor dental care and smoking. If you notice
any of these signs, you should see a San Diego dentist immediately - failure
to receive a proper
treatment can have severe repercussions:
- Loose teeth or new spacing between teeth
- Red and puffy gums
- Bleeding or pus around the gums
- Persistent bad breath and halitosis
- Receding gum line
- Tenderness and pain around the gums
San Diego Dentist Specializing in Periodontal Care
Recognized among the top dentists in the country by both her peers and
prestigious publications, Dr. Roya Mirkhan and members of her practice
specialize in cosmetic, periodontal and
dental implant care. Our team cares deeply about you and is fully committed to providing
outstanding dental care and establishing a long-term relationship with
Contact our office today to arrange your free consultation with Dr. Roya Mirkhan!