Las Vegas Dentist Dr. Azimi can help in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal gum diseases.
If you maintain good brushing and flossing habits, and have regular teeth cleanings and oral exams, chances are you can keep your natural teeth for life. Your mouth contains bacteria, mucus and other particles that can form plaque on your teeth. Brushing and flossing does help to eliminate plaque, however plaque can harden and form tartar.
Gum disease, which is a bacterial infection caused by plaque and tartar, threatens the gums and supporting tooth structure tissues. Dr. Azimi is always on the lookout for early signs that his patients may not even notice. When signs of gum disease begin to appear, periodontal therapy may be the solution.
To restore and maintain optimal periodontal health, Dr. Azimi prefers a non-surgical approach which may include scaling (deep cleaning) for plaque and tartar removal, laser therapy, and topical antibiotics .
What You Can Do For Your Periodontal Health
The main cause of periodontal disease is dental plaque, so it is essential for you to brush and floss at least once a day to remove what you can. Brushing improperly can yield less than favorable results so it is important to have our dental hygienist here in Las Vegas show you the proper way to brush your teeth. With that, there are some areas of the mouth that can’t be reached by brushing and flossing, so this another reason that coming in to have a teeth cleaning and dental exam is paramount for your overall oral health.
Other things you can do is to make sure you diet is low in sugar by quitting or cutting back on candy and soft drinks, and staying away from all forms of tobacco will also support that you may keep your natural teeth for life.
If your gums around your teeth are sore or bleed when you brush, or you just haven’t been in for a teeth cleaning and exam recently, give us a call today at 702.759.0005 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you back on track.