Periodontal disease, sometimes referred to as gum disease, is a condition that attacks your gums and can destroy the bone that supports the teeth. The gum disease starts with plaque build-up that turns into calculus, developing both above and below the gum line. Because of this, pockets begin to form allowing for more bacteria to enter the area, which causes the destruction of the teeth. Our Simi Valley dentist, Dr. Muradian, has the knowledge and experience necessary to treat the gum disease.
Common signs of periodontal disease, or gum disease, include:
- Redness and swelling of gums
- Bleeding gums
- Halitosis or bad breath
- Receding gum lines
- Loose teeth
Periodontal disease can be detrimental to your oral health if the condition is not treated accordingly. Excellent oral care habits, good nutrition and routine visits to see our Simi Valley dentist are ways to reduce your risk of developing gum disease.
Please contact our dental office in Simi Valley, CA for a periodontal disease evaluation should you have any of the gum disease symptoms above. Feel free to call us for more information on periodontal disease.