Mahnaz Rashti, DDS

Cosmetic & Periodontal Dentistry 

Periodontal Disease Treatment

Periodontal diseases are serious infections that can lead to tooth loss when left untreated. These diseases begin with the development of bacteria and they grow as a sticky, colorless film on the tooth surface. This film is known as plaque and can accumulate in greater amounts without treatment.

The word “periodontal” refers to the tissues located around the teeth, which are gums and bone. As periodontal disease worsens, the bones and gums supporting the teeth can be inflamed and deteriorate.

The stages of periodontal disease include gingivitis and periodontitis. They are slow, painless, progressive diseases that patients may be unaware of until it is too late. When periodontitis reaches the most advanced stage, the only method of treatment available is tooth extraction. This makes early diagnosis and treatment important to save the teeth.

The history of knowledge and information regarding the progression of periodontal disease has changed in recent years. Our efforts are invested towards keeping patients informed of the stages of periodontal disease and how to prevent them. If you are concerned about a potential disease, please call Dr. Mahnaz Rashti’s office in Beverly Hills to schedule an appointment.