Dr. Josh Barkhordar

Understanding Periodontal Disease | Silverlake Dental Group


Ensuring the health of your gums is essential for your overall well-being. When you come to Silverlake Dental Group for an examination, our skilled hygienists conduct a thorough periodontal assessment. In fact, as part of your examination, our team discreetly evaluates your oral health through various checks. Here’s everything you should know about periodontal disease.

Many Names, One Illness: Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease or gingivitis, involves inflammation and infection of the gums. These terms are often used interchangeably.

Signs & Symptoms: Symptoms of periodontal disease include swollen and red gums, as well as bleeding, particularly during brushing and flossing. Persistent bad breath can also indicate gum disease. If you experience any of these symptoms regularly, please reach out to our office.

Periodontal Disease Can Impact Your Overall Health: Your gum health is closely tied to your overall health. Untreated periodontal disease can result in bleeding gums, gum recession, and tooth loss. Moreover, according to the American Academy of Periodontology, this condition can increase the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

While you might primarily associate dental visits with checking your teeth, it’s important to understand that our team assesses more than just your teeth during your appointment. We evaluate your oral health comprehensively to understand its potential impact on your overall well-being. If you notice any signs or symptoms of periodontal disease, don’t hesitate to discuss them with our experienced team. We are trained to identify these signs and provide appropriate treatment.

For more information about your gum health or to schedule a visit, please contact Silverlake Dental Group. We are here to help you maintain healthy gums and overall oral health.

Silverlake Dental Group
Phone: (323) 922-6016
2390 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

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