Gum Disease Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatments
Dr. Sarkis Aznavour and his team in Santa Clarita believe in providing preventative dental care. Conditions such as gum disease require periodontal treatment from a dentist who has years of professional experience. Gum treatment is just one of many services available in our practice.
What Is Gum Disease?
First, we educate patients on gum disease. Gum disease, or “periodontal disease,” is a condition that is completely preventable with care and attention to the smile each and every day. This condition is inflammation and infection that occurs due to poor oral health habits. Bacteria develops in the smile and affects the soft tissues, the bone, and the natural teeth. Periodontal disease can also travel through the bloodstream, resulting in the oral-systemic connection, where the infection is carried throughout the body and can affect other organs. Periodontal disease should be diagnosed early for effective treatments.
What Are the Signs of Periodontal Disease?
Diagnosis of gum disease often starts with noticeable signs and symptoms seen at home. Patients may notice:
- Persistent bad breath
- Redness and swelling of the gum tissues
- Bleeding when brushing and/or flossing
These are often signs that the earlier stage of gum disease, gingivitis, has developed and requires attention.
What Treatment Is Available?
Typically, early stages benefit from a deep cleaning of the teeth and gums. Other later stages may require a procedure called scaling and root planing, as well as the integration of antibiotics to control the infection and bring the smile back to health.
At Healthy Smiles Dental, We Make Your Oral Health and Wellness Top Priority!
If you live in the area of Santa Clarita, California and are interested in quality care from professionals who treat you like family, we encourage you to make an appointment with Dr. Sarkis Aznavour at Healthy Smiles Dental. Our team is here to help with a variety of oral health concerns, including the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions such as periodontal disease. Contact us today to make an appointment by calling (661) 210-4280 and visiting the office in person at 24242 Lyons Avenue.