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Preventing Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease)

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When it comes to oral health and hygiene, the gums are often overlooked and forgotten despite being central to oral health. When the gums are neglected, gum diseases, like gingivitis and periodontitis, can develop, causing other health issues. If you’re looking to preserve your gums and teeth, seeing Drs. Parisa Kheirieh and Babak Najafi at Origins Specialty Dentistry in San Antonio, Shavano Park, De Zavala, Hausman, La Cantera, and Leon Springs, TX, may be of great benefit.

More about Periodontal Disease

The gums are a delicate, but vital tissue. If proper care isn’t taken, gingivitis can develop and advance into periodontitis, pulling away the inner gums tissue and bone from teeth and weakening the tooth’s stability. This may result in tooth loss. You need to visit your San Antonio periodontist at Origins Dentistry as soon as possible if you have any of the following symptoms of gum disease:

  • swollen, bright red or purple gums
  • tender gums that easily bleed easily
  • pus between teeth and receding gums
  • constant bad breath
  • loose teeth, or new spaces between them

It should be noted that in some instances gum disease may not have any of the mentioned symptoms. Therefore regular dental recalls are critical in detecting any forms of gum disease at early stages.   

There are risk factors for periodontitis. Some cannot be avoided, such as genetics, or hormonal changes, but others can, like obesity, vitamin C deficiency, or use of tobacco, and poor oral hygiene. Controlling chronic diseases like diabetes, Rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and immuno-compromising illnesses, like HIV and cancer, is also key to helping improve your health and prevent periodontal disease.

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Brushing teeth twice a day, flossing daily, using mouthwash, using fluoride, and avoiding tobacco are all essential methods to maintain good oral health and hygiene. The best ways to prevent gum disease (gingivitis and periodontitis) are regular removal of bacteria and plaque, and visiting your dentist and periodontist in San Antonio, Dr Parisa Kheirieh and Dr Babak Najafi at Origins Specialty Dentistry regularly.

They can be reached at (210) 460-0749 or visit https://originsspecialtydentistry.com/ to book an appointment with a specialist and take steps in preserving your oral health.

Dr Parisa Kheirieh and Dr Babak Najafi

Origins Specialty Dentistry

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