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
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
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
call us today to schedule your free consultation.