How a Periodontist Could Help You
May 08, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Periodontist  

Is it time you visited a periodontist to get the proper dental care you need?periodontist

Most of the time when a dental issue arises people just turn to their dentist. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with it there are certain dental experts that specialize in specific needs and problems that will be able to more effectively address your problems and concerns. So, why visit our Orange County, CA, periodontist Dr. Ramyar Elyassian?

First, it’s important to understand what a periodontist actually does to understand how seeing one can benefit you and your smile. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating gum disease (also known as periodontal disease). Periodontists can also place dental implants, a long-term restoration that can replace one, several or all of your missing teeth.

A periodontist has received extensive training to be able to treat inflammation of the gums and to be able to detect the presence of gum disease. While most people worry about cavities it’s also important that you are checking for signs of gum disease such as bleeding, swollen and red gums. Of course, not everyone experiences symptoms, which is why it’s so important that you visit your general dentist twice a year for routine exams. It’s often through these exams that gum disease is detected.

So, why is it so important to visit a periodontal specialist serving Orange County, CA? About half of the US adult population has some degree of gum disease. Gum disease is entirely preventable with the proper oral care, so no matter whether you are at risk for gum disease or you just want to make sure you are doing everything you can to keep your gums healthy, it’s always a good idea to ask us about the best oral habits for keeping gum disease at bay.

Unfortunately, many people who don’t seek treatment for gum disease may face tooth loss. When this happens, our periodontist can help you determine whether dental implants will be the best approach for replacing the missing tooth. An implant is a small metal restoration that is an artificial tooth root. It’s placed within the jawbone where your missing tooth once was to support a false tooth (e.g. dental crown). Implants are tough, durable and function just like real teeth so you could end up having a dental implant for the rest of your life.

No matter whether you are dealing with bleeding gums, gum inflammation, or tooth loss, we can help get your smile back on track. If you are interested in dental implants or any of the periodontal services we offer here in the Tustin, Santa Ana, Irvine and Orange County, CA, areas, then call our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Elyassian.