Eliminating Gum Disease For a Healthier You
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.
Healthy gums and tooth
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:
A deep cleaning below the gum line using special tools to scrape away plaque and bacteria that builds up along the roots of your teeth. This prevents bacteria from infecting the gums and allows gum tissue to reconnect to the tooth roots.
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.
Following osseous surgery, most patients will be required to come in for routine periodontal maintenance visits to ensure the disease does reoccur. This includes a deep cleaning of your teeth, tooth roots and gum tissue.