In many cases gum disease can be life-threatening. If you have symptoms such as bleeding gums or receding gum lines, please contact a periodontist as soon as possible.
Dr. Rashti offers a free consultation which includes gum disease diagnosis. For more important information about gum disease and its risks regarding heart disease please click here.
Dr. Rashti’s Beverly Hills practice specializes in the treatment of periodontal diseases; serious infections that can lead to tooth loss when left untreated. These diseases begin with the development of bacteria and they grow as plaque, a sticky, colorless film on the tooth surface. Without proper treatment, plaque will continue to increase, threatening overally health.
The word “periodontal” refers to the gums and bone that surrounds the teeth. As periodontal disease progresses, the bones and gums supporting the teeth can become inflamed and deteriorate.
The stages of periodontal disease include gingivitis and periodontitis. These stages 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. Dr. Rashti’s efforts are focused on 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.
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DR. MAHNAZ RASHTI, DDS
Dental Implant 90210
9735 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 307
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212
phone: 310.623.3330, fax 310.550.6049
Monday - Friday 8AM-5PM
Mahnaz Rashti, DDS
Cosmetic & Periodontal Dentistry