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, diagnosis, and 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 become loose.
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.
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