Gum Disease, which is also referred to as Periodontal Disease, is known as an infection that attacks the bone around your teeth. As the leading cause of tooth loss, gum disease affects about 70% of the US population. The most worrisome about this dental fact is that many patients may have the disease and not even know it. Our dentist in Sherman Oaks has the experience and knowledge necessary to identify gum disease, even in its early stages. Dr. Burstein is able to effectively treat your gum disease and ultimately preserve your beautiful smile.
How does gum disease start?
Gum disease will start as a minor gum inflammation known as Gingivitis, which is a condition that is caused by plaque and tartar buildup at the gum line. Gingivitis usually occurs because of poor oral hygiene habits and can go unnoticed by the Sherman Oaks patient for some time. When left untreated, Gingivitis can become periodontal (gum) disease. This can damage the periodontal ligament and bone sockets of your teeth, causing the teeth to become loose or even fall out.
You should visit our Sherman Oaks dentist for a gum disease evaluation if your present one of more of the following symptoms:
Puffy or swollen gums
Gums that bleed very easily
Chronic Halitosis (bad breath)
Change in bite
Our dentist in Sherman Oaks, Dr. Burstein, uses the most advanced dental technology available. With a variety of surgical and nonsurgical treatment options available at our dental office, we are confident that our dentist will find the right treatment plan for you. All of the dental treatments for periodontal (gum) disease will help maintain and improve your oral condition. Schedule a consultation to discuss gum disease with our Sherman Oaks dentist today by dialing 818.906.1122. We look forward to seeing you!