A Los Angeles periodontist has a special responsibility. After all, while healthy and attractive smile matters everywhere, first impressions can matter more in an image-conscious environment like the Greater LA area. Dr. Peiman Soleymani of Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center has helped countless people from all walks of life head off the unpleasant, painful, and potentially serious impacts of illnesses impacting the gums. He understands that, problems like bleeding gums, halitosis (aka bad breath), and gummy smiles are extra problematic for busy, ambitious, and socially active Southern Californians.
About Gingivitis and Periodontitis
Many people are understandably unclear about the distinction between the two most common gum illnesses. Gingivitis is the most common illness and is often referred to simply as gum disease. The first signs are often bleeding gums and bad breath. To put it simply, gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums and is relatively easy to treat. Periodontitis is usually caused by untreated gingivitis and is potentially far more profound. It can cause gums to separate from teeth and can actually attack the bone to which teeth are connected. It can lead to such severe problems as teeth that “float” (move about in the mouth) and threaten the health of the entire mouth.
Unfortunately, many people tend to try to ignore the initial symptoms of gingivitis, perhaps relying on special anti-bleeding toothpastes and overusing mouthwash, breath mints, and chewing gum. It’s important to realize that gums really shouldn’t bleed with normal tooth brushing and that persistent bad breath that doesn’t respond to ordinary brushing, flossing, and mouthwash is not normal. Moreover, most cases of gingivitis can be effectively dealt with by relatively simple techniques such as deep cleaning, which dentists refer to as root planning and scaling. Leaving the problem alone not only increases the risks of severe problems later on, it will also increase the cost and discomfort associated with treating the problem.
Get in Touch
Dr. Soleymani is regarded by professional observers and patients as one of the top Los Angeles periodontists, and he is here to help patients with all of their gum related issues. For people who may need more advanced care and where tooth extractions may be required, he is also a certified specialist in dental implants, the gold standard solution to missing teeth.
To make an appointment, reach out to us at the phone number above or visit our contact page.