Gum disease affects nearly half of the U.S. adult population. It is a serious gum infection that develops when plaque is allowed to harbor beneath the gum line, which causes inflammation of the gum tissue. Left untreated, it can lead to decay, bad breath, receding gums, swollen gums, and tooth loss. It can also spread to other areas of the mouth and body.
Studies have shown that gum disease can allow bacteria into the bloodstream, which may lead to systemic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease or stroke. While the best way to protect yourself is prevention by brushing, flossing and visiting our clinic for checkups regularly, getting treatment in the early stages can also save the health of your smile.
Dr. Delaram Hanookai cultivated her gum disease expertise while teaching as a clinical Instructor of Periodontics at USC for 10 years. From scaling and root planing to modern laser gum surgery with the Biolase EZlase 940, she has multiple treatment options available for each stage of gum disease.
In this final stage of gum disease, the bacteria are completely destroying the supporting and protective structures that surround your teeth. As the gum tissues, bone and fibers are lost, the teeth begin to loosen, shift and fall out. As the number one cause of tooth loss, advanced periodontitis is an alarming disease that affects your overall health, allowing bacteria access to the blood stream, changing your bite pattern and affecting the functionality of your smile. To save remaining teeth and bone, we strongly advise seeking professional treatment as soon as possible.
If any of these symptoms sound familiar, please contact our office as soon as possible. Early treatment can help save your teeth, supporting bone structure and your overall health. Call today to schedule a comprehensive diagnostic appointment with Dr. Hanookai.Patient Testimonials Change your life by scheduling your free consultation today
I've been through a lot of periodontists, had a lot of gum problems and gum surgeries, and when I finally found Dr. H & Dr. A, I found the solution to my problem. I don't have that many of my teeth left, but that's okay because I also don't have the pain of my teeth. I feel bad for anybody who has to wear a full denture. I put up with it for about 3 or 4 months and my wife just said this is ridiculous, go get it done. I came in, and I could taste steak again. That's really important. It's important to be able to enjoy eating and that's the most important thing that Southland Dental gave back to me.See More Reviews