Patients of the South Pasadena, California, area who are worried about maintaining a healthy smile should be well-versed in conditions that can impact it. This includes the varying stages of an infection known as periodontal disease. By preventing periodontal disease, sometimes called gum disease, many patients can avoid a serious condition that can form due to poor oral hygiene and result in irreversible damage to the teeth and gums.
Drs. Gin Goei, Sharon Gabriel, Nathan Nguyen, Marissa Dykes and the Hygiene Team of Huntington Dental Excellence can educate you on this condition and the different stages that can develop. They can also help you learn more about the causes of gum inflammation and how you can reduce your risk.
Good oral health habits are crucial to reducing one’s risk of periodontal disease. This means brushing and flossing daily and regularly visiting Huntington Dental Excellence to achieve and maintain oral health and wellness. Patients with certain health conditions, like diabetes, may be at a higher risk of developing periodontal disease and may need to see a dentist more often to reduce the risk of infection and inflammation. Poor oral habits are the primary cause of gum disease.
Below are the main stages by which gum disease can progress:
The common dental issues that impact the health and wellness of the smile include periodontal disease and tooth decay. Many patients can avoid these problems with proper care.
We welcome new patients and provide care for patients in and around South Pasadena, CA. The office can be reached by calling (626) 382-2756 to speak with our friendly front office team to request a visit.