Gum Disease Treatment in Calabasas, CA
Gum Disease Treatment in Calabasas
Generally, a combination of proper at-home oral care, which involves effective brushing and flossing and healthy diet, with regular professional teeth cleaning is enough to keep your mouth healthy and disease free most of the time.
However, it is hard to completely free yourself of gum disease. In fact, studies show that the vast majority of Americans suffer at least one case of gum disease in their life. Gum disease is characterized by swelling, redness, and bleeding of the gums. In severe cases, periodontal (gum) disease can lead to teeth loosening, bad breath, and other problems. When you notice these symptoms, you should visit Dr. Armen Galustian at Calabasas Dental Institute.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Gum Disease
As a periodontist, Dr. Galustian specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of conditions affecting the soft and hard tissues in your mouth. He can also perform various cosmetic procedures on your gums to improve your smile.
The early stages of gum disease, known as gingivitis, are difficult to detect because there is no pain. As a result, many people often ignore other symptoms, such as redness or swelling until the problem becomes worse and causes teeth loosening, bleeding, bad breath, and other severe symptoms.
To ensure optimal gum and oral health, you should make an appointment to see a Dr. Galustian as soon as you notice any of these signs and symptoms:
- Bleeding while eating and/or brushing - healthy gums should not be so sensitive that they bleed while eating, flossing or brushing. This is an indicator that they’re infected.
- Gum recession - receding gums cause your teeth to appear longer than normal. In advanced cases, the gum infection can spread to the jawbone, leading to loose teeth.
- Bad breath - persistent bad breath (halitosis) even with rigorous oral hygiene often indicates gum infection
- Gangrene - gangrene in your tissues is hard to self-diagnose. But Dr. Galustian can easily detect it in your soft tissues, gum ligament, and alveolar bone.
- Deteriorated overall health - severe cases of gum disease can cause related health conditions to worsen when the bacteria infection enters the bloodstream and spreads to other parts of the body. Conditions that tend to worsen with diminishing oral health include diabetes, osteoporosis, osteopenia, and heart disease.
During routine dental visits, Dr. Galustian performs a thorough examination to look for early signs of different oral problems, including gum disease. But in case any of these symptoms arise before your next visit, you should schedule an appointment immediately to receive prompt treatment and prevent the problem from escalating.
For professional help in treating infected gums, please visit us at Calabasas Dental Institute. Book your appointment today.