San Diego Periodontics Dentist
Prevention Diagnosis, and Treatment of Gum Diseases at All Stages
Periodontics is the study of gum health, which can be aggravated by the buildup of plaque and tartar. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria continuously forming on the teeth, and if not removed daily through regular brushing and flossing, you can expect this bacteria will eventually infection your gums and/or your teeth, causing problems such as gum disease, gum recession, tooth decay, and in the worst-case scenario, deep infections requiring root canals, tooth extraction, and dental implants or other tooth replacement prosthetics.
At Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center, our San Diego Periodontics Dentist, Dr. Roya Mirkhan, has 20+ years of experience in delivering highly effective dental services to meet her patients' treatment needs. Our dentist is able to explain how periodontal disease is impacting your oral health, and then recommend the best treatment options to fit your needs.
Some common signs of gum disease such as gingivitis or periodontitis include:
- Swollen, tender gums
- Gums that bleed when you floss
- Gum recession, making the teeth appear longer
- Loose teeth from lack of support
- Bad taste in your mouth or bad breath
- And more
Begin Your Periodontics Treatments Now
If you are experiencing symptoms of periodontal disease, it’s important to get started on treatment as soon as possible, because gum irritation and inflammation only gets worse over time, as the gum tissue separates from the teeth, creating deep pockets which make the perfect place for bacteria to infiltrate and promote irritation. Without prompt treatment, you could lose your teeth if the bone and soft tissue supporting the teeth and keeping them in place. Early-stage gingivitis (gum disease) can often be reversed or at least maintained, but later sage periodontitis (severe gum disease) requires much more extensive treatment to repair.
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