Taking Steps Against Periodontal Disease

What can you do to avoid periodontal disease and the increased risks to your health? Here are some answers for you: Step 1. At-home Care This part is simple and easy to follow. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice each day for two minutes with a soft-bristled toothbrush. It is optimal to… Read more »

Do You Need Orthognathic Surgery to Relieve TMJ Pain?

If you find yourself experiencing TMJ symptoms that are mild and infrequent, they may go away on their own. This sometimes can take weeks or months depending on what you do to help your jaw find relief. Of course, this is a good time to alleviate symptoms by temporarily sticking to a soft food or… Read more »

Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease–men, women, and children–research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Let’s take a closer look at periodontitis in men, women, and children…. Read more »

Common Questions About Oral Surgery Recovery

Do you have questions concerning your recovery post-op? We have answers to the most common questions we get. Read on for more: How can I prepare for oral surgery? Make sure you have a comfortable recovery place set up at home. Having extra pillows can help you rest more comfortably, and having something to do… Read more »

Overview of Possible Periodontal Treatments

Periodontal disease is very treatable. In fact, there are a variety of treatments available to those whose gums and surrounding oral tissue have become infected. The treatments differ depending on how advanced the infection has become. Here at Periodontal Consultants in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we proudly offer a diverse range of treatments. Our periodontist, Dr. Ali… Read more »

Why Gingivitis Should Be Treated Early

Signs of gingivitis include tooth sensitivity and gums that seem swollen, red and inflamed, as well as chronic bad breath. Dr. Ali M Arastu and our team encourage you to seek treatment for the initial stage of gum disease before it becomes more serious. We have provided some general information about gingivitis and its impact… Read more »

The Answers to Your Gum Disease Questions

If you have questions about gum disease, you’re not alone. Gum disease is a complex and complicated dental problem that raises many questions for many patients. To help you find the answers you’re looking for, our periodontist, Dr. Ali M Arastu, is happy to give you the answers to commonly asked questions about gum disease…. Read more »

All You Need to Know About the Causes and Treatments of Gum Disease

Gum disease has two stages. The first stage is gingivitis and the second stage is periodontitis. This disease is very serious and dangerous, and it should never be ignored. It can involve red, swollen and tender gums that bleed often as well as receded gums, the formation of gum pockets, loose teeth and lost teeth…. Read more »

How Gum Disease Presents Itself

Gum disease is a dangerous oral health condition that can put an unfortunate strain on your oral health and smile. In fact, it is widely known that the leading cause of tooth loss in adults is linked to gum disease. Taking care of your smile is important, while it is also important to avoid this… Read more »

Facts About Gum Disease

A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), shows that nearly half of all Americans over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease. The first stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. Some of the symptoms include red, swollen and bleeding gums. If you are experiencing any of these… Read more »