Treatment for Periodontal Disease
What are your options?
Periodontal disease (gum disease) plagues nearly 80% of all people, many of them unaware that
this serious condition can lead to more critical medical problems besides
bad breath, painful, bleeding gums and lost teeth. It must be treated
promptly and preferably in the least invasive manner possible.
Dr. Roya Mirkhan can provide you with a consultation in San Diego, not only offering a
diagnosis but also a plan for treatment. Delay in taking care of such matters can
lead to tooth loss, an increased risk of
heart disease, and the need for dentures or dental implants.
- The great majority of people who suffer from periodontal disease can be
treated through a process called scaling and root planing. This involves
a careful cleaning and removal of plaque and tartar buildup as well as
bacterial toxins from the root surfaces of your teeth and from the pockets
- After this process is complete, some patients can further their treatment
by receiving localized delivery of antimicrobials - substances that kill
or prevent the further growth of bacteria. Such therapy must be received
on an ongoing basis to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
If your dentist believes your condition to be untreatable by non-surgical
methods, it may be recommended that surgical efforts such as pocket reduction,
regenerative procedures, crown lengthening or soft tissue grafts be completed.
In some cases,
non-surgical laser gum treatment for periodontal disease may be a powerful option.
Contact San Diego Dentist, Dr. Roya Mirkhan
When it comes to your dental health, few can offer such personalized and
skillful treatment as can Dr. Roya Mirkhan and her team of experienced
professionals. Knowledgeable in not only standard matters of dentistry
but also trained in advanced
dental implant procedures and
periodontics, our practice can offer the high level of care you expect and deserve.
We are committed to providing outstanding care and to staying abreast of
advancements within the field of dentistry, so what are you waiting for?
Contact our office today!