Gum Disease in El Segundo, CA

Gum Disease Is a Top Health Problem. Are You at Risk?

If not diagnosed and treated, gum disease can permanently damage your gums and connective tissues, and can cause tooth loss. It has also been linked to diabetes, heart disease, cancer and stroke.

Protect yourself by getting regular dental check-ups, and working with Dr. Hossein Javid and our on-staff periodontist, Dr. Chris Acone, to manage your gum disease.

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Did You Know?

That periodontal disease affects about half the population in the U.S., according to the CDC. If not diagnosed and treated, gum disease can permanently damage your gums and connective tissues, and can cause tooth loss.

Know the Stages and Symptoms of Gum Disease

There are three major stages of gum disease: early gum disease (gingivitis), periodontitis and advanced periodontitis. Without intervention after the first stage, gum disease is allowed to progress and will cause irreversible damage, as the bacteria breeds and grows. If treated during the gingivitis stage, gum disease can be reversed.

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Although patients in the earliest stages of gum disease may not have any signs, the following symptoms are reasons to contact our dental center immediately for an examination:

  • Swollen, bleeding gums.
  • Red, inflamed gums.
  • Receding gum.
  • Chronic bad breath (halitosis).
  • Loose teeth.
  • Teeth that have fallen out.
  • Bone loss in the jaw.

How We Treat Gum Disease

The earlier our team discovers gum disease, the better your chances of avoiding systemic and oral health problems associated with this condition. Rather than put yourself at risk, come to us for compassionate, state-of-the-art care. See what other patients have said about their experiences at our facility, and then make your appointment.

Dr. Javid and Dr. Acone consistently uses the most advanced technology and procedures to eliminate harmful bacteria as painlessly as possible. They utilize minimally-invasive laser techniques, which cause little to no bleeding, swelling or discomfort, to target only damaged tissue and keep healthy structures intact.

Our team works together to provide you with a plan to ensure your oral and overall health.

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