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Dr. Parisa Kheirieh and Dr. Babak Najafi from Origins Specialty Dentistry offer specialized dental care in San Antonio, Shavano Park, Helotes, Leon Springs, Fair Oaks, and Boerne, TX, including periodontics, to ensure your mouth and teeth are healthy and inflammation-free.

Defining Periodontics

Periodontics is a specialty field of dentistry that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the inflammation of the jawbone, gums, and other periodontal structures, including dental implants. This inflammation, caused by bacteria infecting the tissue surrounding the tooth, is known as gingivitis, and if it is left untreated, it progresses from gingivitis to periodontitis.

The good news is that periodontitis doesn’t happen overnight; it progresses from gum disease to periodontal disease and then finally to periodontitis.

Importance of Periodontics

Good oral health means looking after your teeth but also looking after the supporting structures that the jaw and gums provide to your teeth. Therefore, it is vital that you go for regular checkups so that any chance of periodontal disease is caught early and treated, reducing or eliminating any possibility of you losing a tooth or teeth. Many adults in the US may experience some form of periodontal disease at some stage in their lives. The warning signs include bad breath, red, swollen, or bleeding gums, loose or sensitive teeth, or even a change in the way your teeth fit together.

Periodontic Treatments

Suppose you need periodontics in San Antonio, Shavano Park, Helotes, Leon Springs, Fair Oaks, and Boerne, TX. In that case, Origins Specialty Dentistry and their specialized and experienced team led by Dr. Kheirieh and Dr. Najafi are available to discuss your treatment options. Periodontic treatment is not one size fits all, and depending on the degree of intervention required, there are four main treatment options.

  • A non-surgical intervention like scaling or root planing (deep cleaning)
  • Surgical intervention that may involve bone grafting and & guided tissue regeneration in order to grow back the lost bone & periodontal structure and reverse the damages of gum disease as much as possible
  • Dental implants for the replacement of missing teeth due to periodontitis
  • Cosmetic procedures that may include reshaping gum tissue


The best way to prevent periodontal disease or keep it in check is to maintain your oral health in two ways. The first is to brush and floss every day to remove bacteria. The second is to be proactive and make an appointment with Dr. Najafi for a checkup annually or sooner if you have concerns that you may need periodontics in San Antonio, Shavano Park, Helotes, Leon Springs, Fair Oaks, and Boerne, TX. You can reach Origins Specialty Dentistry at (210) 460-0749 to make an appointment.

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