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 »

Periodontal Disease Risk Factors

You must have excellent oral hygiene to help avoid gum disease. Brush twice per day, floss once daily, and use mouthwash as necessary (talk to your dentist for recommendations). Even with all this, there are some people who are more at risk for gum disease than others. Here are a few examples: Fluctuating hormones: Puberty,… Read more »

The Connection Between Diabetes and Gum Disease

Studies show a definitive affiliation between diabetes and periodontal (gum) disease. Consistently high blood glucose in a compromised immune system allows bacterial germs to grow exponentially. Sugar is already a destructive enemy of your teeth, so being diabetic puts you in even more risk of gum disease. If you have diabetes, it is of utmost… Read more »

Signs of Gum Disease

Though normally gum disease is painless, it can still do damage to your mouth if it is not taken care of. It is caused by plaque buildup on teeth; plaque is a sticky film of bacteria which constantly forms on teeth and gum tissue. There are many signs that could indicate gum disease. Some of… Read more »

Persistent Periodontitis Can Contribute to Tooth Loss

The effectiveness and consistency of your daily oral hygiene routine weighs heavily in the overall health of your mouth. If you don’t brush your teeth each morning and evening or you have a bad habit of forgetting to thoroughly floss at least once per day, bacterial deposits will likely remain in your mouth. In time… Read more »