Periodontics Specialist

Oral Care Dentistry: Parnaz Aurasteh, DDS

Cosmetic Dentists & Comprehensive Dentists located in Beverly Hills, CA

If you experience red, swollen, bleeding gums associated with gum disease, you’re not alone, as millions of Americans suffer from this condition. Cosmetic dentist Parnaz Aurasteh, DDS, and her expert team at Oral Care Dentistry: Parnaz Aurasteh, DDS, in Beverly Hills, California, can help. They offer comprehensive periodontics services to combat gum disease and restore your beautiful smile. At the first sign of gum problems, schedule an appointment with Oral Care Dentistry by phone or online today.

Periodontics Q&A

What is periodontics?

Periodontics includes dental services that prevent, diagnose, and treat periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Periodontists offer numerous gum disease treatments based on the type and severity of your condition.

Dr. Aurasteh and her team offer professional deep teeth cleaning, dental implants to replace missing permanent teeth, gum grafts to restore soft tissue, and bone grafts. They’re highly trained in treating a wide array of periodontal diseases to restore your gums and smile.

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

The following signs and symptoms may indicate you have gum disease:

  • Bright red gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • A receding gum line
  • Swollen gums
  • Tender or sore gums
  • Jaw bone loss
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Pain while chewing
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Tooth loss

At the first sign of gum disease, see Dr. Aurasteh for an evaluation and treatment as needed. Gum disease is easier to treat in its early stages.

What are the risk factors for periodontal disease?

Bacteria that remain on your teeth can lead to plaque and tartar buildup and subsequent gum disease. Risk factors for developing gum disease include smoking, hormonal changes, pregnancy, diabetes, medications, genetics, and family history of gum disease

If you have one or more risk factors for gum disease, adopt good oral hygiene habits at home, see Dr. Aurasteh and her team for routine dental cleanings, and call the dental office if you experience signs of gum disease.

How does my provider diagnose gum disease?

To diagnose gum disease and develop a treatment plan, Dr. Aurasteh reviews your oral health history, examines your gums, discusses your symptoms, and takes dental X-rays. She reviews your treatment options based on the type and severity of gum disease you have.

What are my periodontics treatment options?

Your personalized gum-disease treatment plan might include:

  • Scaling
  • Root planing
  • Laser dentistry
  • Root surface debridement
  • Dental implant placement
  • Gum grafts
  • Bone grafts
  • Tooth extraction as needed

Oral Care Dentistry: Parnaz Aurasteh, DDS, staff can remove plaque and tartar in hard-to-reach areas, even beneath your gum line, to reverse early signs of gum disease. They might recommend you use a special mouth rinse or undergo a minor surgical procedure to restore the jaw bone, gum tissue, and your smile.

How can I keep my gums healthy?

To keep your teeth and gums healthy after undergoing periodontics treatment, brush your teeth at least two times daily using fluoride toothpaste. Floss every day, limit added sugar in your diet, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, use an antiseptic mouthwash, and schedule routine dental cleanings every six months – or more often if Dr. Aurasteh recommends it.

Don’t let minor gum disease progress to serious oral health complications. Schedule an appointment with Oral Care Dentistry: Parnaz Aurasteh, DDS, by phone or online today.