Dr. Amirhassan Pouradib provides periodontal treatments in San Rafael, California, to help fight gum disease and improve your oral health. We are committed to helping you regain your health so that you can continue to enjoy a beautiful smile. Call us today at 415-479-1840 to schedule your consultation with our dentist and learn more about how periodontal treatment can benefit you.
Periodontal (gum) disease is a degenerative dental condition and is one of the more common oral health issues to occur. It is caused by harmful bacteria found in plaque. These bacteria infect and inflame the gums, eventually leading to gum recession, bone loss and tooth loss. In the early stages, gum disease is known as gingivitis and can be easily treated and brought under control. If allowed to progress to a more severe stage, known as periodontitis, it can cause significant damage to your oral health.
Some common signs of gum disease include:
- Red, swollen or tender gums
- Gum which bleed easily, including when chewing or brushing
- Loose teeth
- Pain when chewing
- Persistent bad breath
- Teeth which appear longer than normal
- Pus between the teeth
- Receding gums
When you are diagnosed with periodontal disease, our skilled dentist will examine your entire mouth to determine the severity of the disease and which type of treatment will be most effective in meeting your needs. Treatments range from additional professional cleanings and improved at-home care to antibiotic treatments and gum surgery. We will design a treatment plan tailored specifically for your needs.
We strongly encourage you to keep all your regular dental appointments, as this will allow us to provide preventive care that will minimize your risk of developing gum disease and ensure that this condition is diagnosed as quickly as possible if you do develop it.
For more information and to schedule your consultation, contact our office today!