At Dr. Behnaz Yalda, DMD we specialize in a wide variety of procedures designed to maintain or improve your periodontal tissues. The periodontal (gum) tissues are an important part of your oral health. Our experience and expertise in periodontics allows us to provide high-quality treatments you cannot find anywhere else!
What is Periodontal Disease?
Gum disease is technically known as periodontitis – an infection that commonly affects the bone supporting your teeth and damages the soft tissue. Without prompt treatment for the alveolar bone, the bone slowly erodes away from the teeth.
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Symptoms of Gum Disease
Both gum diseases like periodontitis and gingivitis are likely to raise the risk of physical ailments like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, pneumonia, and osteoporosis. Our doctors at Dr. Behnaz Yalda, DMD can get a gum detection for you at your earliest.
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Oral Systemic Connection
The mouth is a doorway into the body's well-being. The health of the mouth goes hand in hand with the health of the body. Our mouth contains bacteria like other parts of the body, but they are mostly harmless bacteria. These bacteria can still enter the stomach and respiratory tract from the mouth and may cause diseases.
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LANAP® has made it much more enjoyable and easy for patients with gum disease to get the treatment they need. It is a minimally-invasive procedure that works using laser light to kill bacteria in the pockets of the gums, leaving only healthy tissue intact. LANAP® has been approved by the FDA and has been researched thoroughly. We are very pleased with the results that this provides our patients and hold it in high regard for the treatment of gum disease.
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Periodontal (gum) tissues play a major role in your oral health. Dental problems associated with your gums, specifically periodontal disease, can drastically affect the function and aesthetics of your smile. Healthy gums not only protect the roots of your teeth; they also have cosmetic value. An attractive smile strikes a nice balance between beautiful bright teeth and healthy pink gums.
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Deep Cleaning (Scaling and Root Planing)
If we diagnosis you with periodontal disease, you may need a deep cleaning. Also known as a scaling and root planing, this procedure is designed to eliminate large deposits of plaque and tartar. After your deep cleaning, your gums should return to a healthy, pink state.
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Pinhole Recession Treatment
The Chao Pinhole surgical technique has revolutionized treatment for correcting gum recession. Through a small hole made with a needle, we can move some of the underlying gum tissue, and slide it over the recessed area. The procedure does not require the use of scalpels and sutures, resulting in virtually no post-operative symptoms!
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Schedule Your Consultation
If you would like to learn more about periodontics call (240) 831-6001 and schedule your consultation today!