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George Saliba, DDS - Selective Dentistry, Inc. - Periodontal Services - Corona Del Mar

As a part of a routine exam Doctor Saliba measures the pocket depths of all teeth.  Any pocket 3mm or less is deemed cleansable by the patient.  Anything over 5mm in depth as the potential to cause tooth loss if not treated.  Periodontal Disease is not a subject to be taken lightly.  Since it's a painless disease, it goes unnoticed for many years.  Doctor Saliba urges everyone to brush and floss regularly including regular dental visits to avoid this silent yet very serious disease.  Doctor Saliba provides patient education and periodontal services in his private office, review the list below for more detailed information regarding periodontal disease and the services provided by Doctor Saliba.   

  

Periodontal Disease is Linked to:

• STROKE

• HEART DISEASE

• BONE LOSS

• SHIFTING TEETH

• INFECTIONS

• WORSENS DIABETES

• PRETERM BABIES

• LOW BIRTH WEIGHT

• INCREASE CORONARY PLAQUE

• RESPITORY INFECTIONS

• PNEUMONIA

  

As mentioned before, periodontal disease is usually painless. However, there are certain signs that do occur that can signal a problem. Bleeding gums, during eating or brushing, can be a sign that periodontal disease is present. Swollen tender gums, receeding gums, persistent halitosis (bad breath), loose or separating teeth, a change in the bite or change in the fit of prosthesis are also other potential signs of this problem.

If you have experienced any of the above symptoms, do not ignore it.  Please contact us for a private periodontal exam and consultation or email Doctor Saliba with any questions or concerns at drsaliba@selectivedentistry.com.