Gum Treatment Beverly Hills
Gum disease, or Periodontitis, is a common dental problem effecting over 60% of adults. It is responsible for the decay of gums and teeth, including tooth loss.
Red, swollen, irritable gums, which bleed easy during brushing and flossing, including bad breath and loose teeth, are common symptoms.
Cause of Gum Disease
Gum disease occurs when bacteria infects the gum tissue around your teeth.
Unless plaque and tartar are removed professionally by a dentist or hygienist, an infected pocket can form around teeth.
When this infected pocket deepens, fibers supporting the tooth can become infected. This disease can lead to tooth loss.
Gum Disease and Heart Disease.
Recent studies have discovered a link between gum disease and heart attacks, osteoporosis, diabetes and strokes.
There are surgical or non-surgical treatments for gum disease.
Surgical consists of removing the compromised tissue via gingivectomy or periodontal (gum) surgery.
Non-surgical uses Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy along with root planing, and /or Arestin (a time-release antibiotic).
Responsible dental hygiene combined with the professional cleaning of your teeth on a regular basis, will help prevent gum disease.
Please call Dr. Boyajian today to schedule a dental exam and cleaning.
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