Periodontal Disease Maintenance

Advice from an Experienced San Diego Dentist

Did you know that you may have periodontal disease – perhaps even in the intermediate or advanced stages – and you may not even be aware of it? Periodontal disease, otherwise known as gum disease affects four out of five people. What many people don't realize is that if left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to a host of unwanted conditions such as decay, tooth loss, and an increased risk in heart disease. Since tooth loss is one of the biggest problems associated with gum disease, tooth loss can require you to have to wear dentures or get dental implants.

While it's critical that you brush your teeth two to three times a day and floss daily, only a San Diego dentist can give you the special attention you need to get to those hard to reach areas where plaque and tartar can hide from your toothbrush and buildup.

  • Two important ways to prevent periodontal disease is to follow a good home care regimen of regular brushing and flossing, and second, make sure that you get an exam and cleaning every six months. During your exam, Dr. Roya Mirkhan will look for any signs or symptoms of periodontal disease. If she does detect gum disease, she can prescribe a comprehensive treatment plan that is customized to your individual needs.
  • Once the steps in your treatment plan are completed, it is recommended that you have regular maintenance cleanings about four times per year. These follow up cleanings can ensure that your root pockets are kept clear of debris and that they are healthy. They can also remove the plaque and tartar that builds up below your gum line and cannot be cleaned on a daily basis.

Why Dr. Roya Mirkhan?

Dr. Roya Mirkhan, recognized as one of the top dentists in the country by both her peers and respected publications, is committed to providing exemplary dental care to her patients. Our team is intimately concerned with your overall well-being and we understand the importance of a long-term and personalized patient-doctor relationship.

Our team is made up of professionals who are trained in advanced dentistry and who never rest in their efforts to deliver outstanding results that exceed our patients' expectations. For the dental care you need in San Diego, call us today to schedule your free consultation.

  • America’s Top Dentists™ honors the best dentists and dental specialists in the nation. Dentists are chosen based on peer nomination and a thorough screening to ensure they exhibit the highest professional standards.

  • Top Dentists selected by the Consumers’ Research Council of America are chosen based on a point value system that considers years of practice, continuing education, and record of certifications and satisfaction.

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  • America’s Best Dentists honorees are chosen for their commitment to continued education and exceptional ethical records. Nominations and elections are made by the National Consumer Advisory Board.

  • San Diego’s Top Dentists℠ include over 450 dentists and dental specialists in the San Diego area who demonstrate years of exceptional work and success. They have earned a positive reputation in the professional community.

  • San Diego’s Peer Review Selected Dentists are chosen by the American Registry, an organization passionate about identifying top performers in their areas. Honorees are chosen for their highly regarded work in the art of dentistry.