San Diego, CA – 3/26/2011: Dream Smile San Diego dentist office specializes in cosmetic dentistry, general dental services and emergency dental services. They are the best and most affordable dentist in San Diego, Pacific Beach, La Jolla, Del Mar, Ocean Beach and Clairemont.
San Diego Pacific Beach Dentist explains how Gum Disease, Gingivitis and Periodontitis can cause serious health problems.
What are Gingivitis and Periodontitis?
Gum disease is manifested in two forms:
gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease, causing an inflammation and some bleeding of the gums caused by plaque buildup at the gum line. Gingivitis causes gum inflammation but no bone loss. Periodontitis is the second stage where the supporting bone and fibers that hold your teeth in place are damaged causing bone damage and loss.
The Progression of Gum Disease
Top San Diego Dentist states that periodontitis is a common complaint affecting approximately 50% of U.S. adults over the age of 30 years. It occurs in people who have preexisting gingivitis which is caused by the accumulation of bacteria at the gum line (dental plaque). Your gums may begin to form a pocket below the gum line which traps food and plaque. If left untreated, plaque calcifies to form dental calculus.
Dental calculus must be removed completely to treat gingivitis and periodontitis. Proper dental treatment and improved home care can usually help prevent further damage. If left untreated, bone supporting your teeth can be destroyed, causing your teeth to shift or loosen.
Top San Diego Dentist Dr. Fray Zerafat uses the following services and technologies to treat gum disease:
Cavitron ultrasonic instrumentation – We use the most modern ultrasonic equipment available to remove plaque buildup quickly and comfortably.
Soft tissue therapy – Dr. Fray Zerafat, our Dream Smile Top San Diego dentist has been thoroughly trained to remove the bacterial ridden plaque and tartar deposits that colonize the roots during periodontal disease. This is the key to eliminating periodontal disease.
Why is deep tooth cleaning needed? When there are deep pockets along the tooth roots due to bone recession it is impossible for the patient to properly clean and keep the gum tissue free of inflammation. A deep cleaning is necessary to remove the inflammation and debris and sometimes this will be done prior to gum surgery.
Contact Dr. Fray Zerafat, your San Diego dentist for periodontal and gum treatment.
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Dream Smile San Diego Dentist
Dr. Fray Zerafat DDS
4501 Mission Bay Drive, Suite 2E
San Diego, CA 92109