THE CONCERNS OF
Gum Disease To Your Health
Gum disease is a progressive infection of the mouth that affects your gum tissue, teeth and jaw bone. The early phase of gum disease is known as gingivitis and is very common among American adults, characterized by bleeding gums when brushing and flossing. If left untreated, gingivitis will progress to periodontitis and advanced periodontitis, which can cause tooth loss. Research has also linked untreated gum disease to systemic health concerns, like stroke, heart disease and dementia. Dr. Amir HagShenas provides comprehensive gum disease treatment to clear infection, keeping your oral and overall health in top condition.
The Stages Of Gum Disease
Healthy gums and tooth
If your gums are tender, swollen or bleed easily when flossing, you may have
gingivitis—the early stage of gum disease.
Proven Gum Disease Care
Dr. HagShenas has nearly 30 years of experience diagnosing and treating gum disease with the most effective forms of treatment including time-tested osseous surgery. We want to be your one-stop location for all things related to your mouth in order to make keeping up with your health easy. We strive to make your visits comfortable and offer sedation dentistry to calm nerves and prevent you from feeling virtually any discomfort. When providing gum disease care, we apply proven treatment techniques that ensure successful removal of infection:
Osseous surgery is a dependable method of treating gum disease that involves removing infected gum tissue, cleansing tooth roots and reshaping damaged jaw bone. After osseous surgery, your gums will be sutured into their proper place to heal.
Symptoms That Indicate Gum Disease Include:
Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
Recurring bad breath
Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold drinksEat the foods you love
Red, swollen, puffy gums
Loose or shifting teeth