Houston Dentist Serving Patients in Pasadena, Baytown, Channelview and Nearby Areas of Texas
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Dr. Sanaz Khavari can design a customized gum tissue treatment plan to control the damage and progression of serious gum disease.
If you live in the Houston or Pasadena areas and would like to learn more about periodontal treatment at Love Brushing Dentistry, please contact us today by calling 713-490-2088 to schedule an appointment.
Understanding Gum Disease
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 42 percent of Americans over the age of 30 suffer from gum disease, a condition that occurs when bacteria infects beneath the gum line. This condition can negatively impact more than just your oral health; it has been linked to autoimmune disorders, heart disease, and even cancer.
Gingivitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that can lead to more advanced forms of gum disease, known as periodontitis. Once your gums are significantly infected, your body reacts by aggressively fighting the infection, damaging your gums, bone and related tissue in the process.
This is why identifying and treating gum disease in its early stages is crucial to your oral health and overall well-being.
Identification and Treatment of Periodontal Disease
When you visit our Houston office, Dr. Khavari will carefully assess the health of your teeth and gums. Common symptoms of gum disease include:
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen gums
- Tender gums
- Red gums
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth
- Bad breath
- Bad taste in mouth
Genetics and lifestyle choices can affect a patient’s chances for developing periodontitis. Your risk for serious gum disease increases if you:
- Lack good nutrition
- Have poor oral hygiene
- Take certain prescription medication
Not only can gum disease undermine your ability to eat, speak and smile comfortably, gum disease has been associated with other medical conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and more.
Dr. Khavari can compliment your dental care regimen with fluoride treatments and sealants to prevent the spread of the disease.
Tips for Preventing Gum Disease
Although very common, gum disease can be avoided. Some simple things you can do to combat gum disease include:
- Using fluoride toothpaste, brush your teeth two time a day.
- Flossing your teeth every day.
- Discussing your germ-fighting mouthwash options with your dentist
- Avoiding acidic and sugary foods
- Meeting with your dentist regularly, about twice a year
Gum disease can impact your health, smile and self-confidence. To learn how we can help you, please contact us online or at 713-490-2088 to schedule an appointment with our skilled and compassionate dentist. We welcome patients from Pasadena, Houston, Baytown and Channelview.