Do your gums feel sore all the time? Do they appear to be red or puffed out? Do you have chronic bad breath, no matter how much you brush and use mouthwash? It might be entirely possible that you have periodontal disease and don’t even know it!
First of all, if you did answer yes to any of those questions, do not feel ashamed about your oral hygiene. Periodontal disease – more commonly referred to as just “gum disease” – affects millions of Americans each year, and some estimates suggest that 4 out of 5 people will be affected by this condition in their lifetime. Secondly, you should consider seeing a dental hygienist as soon as possible. In addition to the aforementioned symptoms, gum disease can cause loose teeth, gapped teeth, and mouth bleeding, but it can also be the first sign of more serious conditions, such as:
- Bacterial pneumonia
- Heart disease
Preventing and Treating Periodontal Disease
It is important to realize that periodontal disease is progressive, meaning it gets worse as time goes on. If you catch it right away, routine visits to your dentist and healthy habits at home can clear it up and prevent further damage from occurring. If you let it linger and worsen, oral surgery could be necessary for treatment, so it is best to act fast.
At the Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center, Dr. Roya Mirkhan has more than 15 years of experience helping people just like you treat and prevent periodontal disease. With a compassionate approach to all of our patients’ needs as well as a thorough understanding of dental and oral hygiene – Dr. Mirkhan has completed three additional years of dental school residency to further understand and master periodontics – we should be your first choice when you are looking for an implant dentist in San Diego.
Call (858) 348-5859 or schedule an appointment with our team today!