What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease that affects your teeth and the tissue around your teeth, like your gums and jaw bone.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Early periodontal disease, known commonly as gingivitis, can often be taken care of and even reversed with mindful dental care, such as teeth brushing, flossing, using of mouthwash and having regular visits to your dentist. You may have gingivitis if your gums often get red, swell or bleed easily.
Why do these symptoms occur? Your gums are reacting this way to the bad bacteria that are starting to infect your gums and the bone supporting your teeth.
When to Seek Professional Treatment
Once periodontal disease hits the next stage, periodontitis, it’s critical to look into professional treatment. At this more serious stage, gums actually pull away from teeth and gum tissue begins to be destroyed. If this isn’t taken care of, bone and teeth can be lost. With periodontal help, though, you can make sure your gums are treated and teeth get back to being healthy.
Why or How Does a Person Get Periodontal Disease?
Other factors that determine if or why someone gets periodontal disease are:
- History of diabetes or high blood pressure – These are factors that often make people very prone to gum disease.
- Genetics – If anyone in your family, such as your parents or grandparents, has had periodontal disease, you’re at a high genetic risk for it, too.
- Social habits – For example, if someone’s been a smoker throughout most of their life, they are at a far greater risk of getting periodontal disease.
Frequently Asked Questions About
How do you treat periodontal disease?
That’s where the second approach happens. Rather than repeating that same cleaning process as the dentist, we take it to the next level to really get to the root of the problem. Thanks to improved and new technology, we can treat the infected area without having to shave into the gum or bone, which used to be a standard procedure. Now, we are very proud of the fact that we can regenerate that area using microsurgical techniques, getting those gums back to their best possible health.
Do we typically sedate patients for this procedure?
How fast do patients normally heal?
- Age: The younger the patient, the faster they heal.
- Genetics: Some people simply heal faster or slower than others.
How much pain or comfort do patients experience?
Ready to learn more & book a consultation?
Here at Poway Perio, under the experience of Dr. Alireza Khansari MSD, we are happy to help you fight periodontal disease and get your teeth and gums back to good health. If you have more questions or would like to book a consultation, we’re happy to discuss your individual situation.
Or, give us a call at 858.679.0142