Overview of Periodontics
Explained by a San Diego Dentist
Periodontal disease greatly impacts the health of your gums and teeth. Periodontics is the
dental specialty that covers the prevention,
treatment of this condition. In addition to the curriculum that every dentist undertakes,
specialists in periodontics undergo several extra years of rigorous training
to better understand and treat this serious condition.
Dr. Roya Mirkhan, having completed three additional years of residency after dental school,
can offer the highest level of care for her patients, including those
afflicted with the most complex periodontal, esthetic and
dental implant cases.
Periodontal disease (gum disease) begins with a mild inflammation of the
gum tissue called gingivitis. Sometimes indicated by bad breath, red or
swollen gums, this leading cause of tooth loss often has no noticeable
symptoms or warning signs. Gingivitis leads to infections in the gums
and root pockets which in turn cause the jawbone to recede and teeth to
Periodontal disease is a progressive condition and it is this essential
for immediate attention to be received to prevent further damage. For
most people, treatment of
gum recession and this disease will involve a thorough
cleaning and skilled advice on
home dental care procedures. Non-surgical efforts may include scaling that can remove deep-seated
plaque and tartar and
laser gum treatment. In severe cases, surgical efforts may be needed to repair the damage that
the disease has already done. No matter your specific needs, San Diego
dentist Dr. Roya Mirkhan can help.
Gum Grafting & Recession Cases
Gum grafting & recession is a complicated medical process that needs to be attended to by none
other than a qualified medical professional. Therefore, we recommend that
you utilize our services when making the decision to undergo a medical
procedure of this nature. Our San Diego practice is dedicated to not only
maintaining your dental health but keeping your smile looking beautiful.
Voted one of America's Top Dentists, you can turn to Dr. Roya Mirkhan
for all of your dental needs -
contact us today to get started!