Your gums hold your teeth in place and protect you from infections caused by the bacteria in your mouth. When the health of your mouth becomes compromised you will be at risk of losing your teeth and the aesthetic appeal of your smile will suffer. At Brighton Specialty Dental Group, our dentists Dr. Homayoun H. Zadeh and associates offer the following periodontic services in Ventura, California:

Periodontal or gum disease affect the integrity of your gum tissue to support your smile and to keep dangerous bacteria out of your system. There are two stages of gum disease: gingivitis which is the initial stage and periodontitis which is much more severe.

Gum disease can be the result of many factors, but by far the biggest contributor to periodontal disease is the accumulation of plaque and tartar on the teeth. If plaque is not removed, the gums begin to swell and bacteria in your mouth and in the plaque can find its way below the gumline. The result will be gums that are red, swollen and can bleed when you brush, floss or even eat. If it is not treated not only will your appearance be affected, you could soon experience loose or lost teeth, as well problems with your respiratory and cardiovascular systems and complications if you live with diabetes.

Because gum disease may not have any symptoms in the early stages, it is important to see your dentist on a regular basis for a cleaning and exam. To schedule your periodontic evaluation and treatment, call 805-644-5284 to schedule your appointment.