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Facts About Gum Disease

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Interesting facts about gum disease

At I-Rise Dental Boutique, we work daily with patients concerned about achieving and maintaining their oral health. Conditions such as periodontal disease, also called gum disease, are commonly seen in our office with patients who are not proactively caring for their smiles. Del Mar, California, area patients typically have a wide range of questions, which is why we are here to provide facts about gum disease so everyone understands the dangers of this infection.

What is gum disease?

Gum or periodontal disease is an infection that a dentist can easily detect. It is preventable with appropriate care and attention from the patient every day. Healthy oral hygiene habits and regular appointments at the dental office are encouraged to reduce the risk of developing this harmful and damaging gum infection.

What are the stages of periodontal disease?

There are three primary stages of periodontal disease, ranked from mild to severe:

  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontitis
  • Advanced Periodontitis

With a proper diagnosis and treatment, many patients can keep their condition from progressing into more destructive phases where extensive dental treatments may be needed to repair the smile and restore oral health and wellness. Proactively maintaining a healthy smile is the more appropriate way of reducing the risk of serious problems over time.


What conditions and problems can occur in those with periodontal disease?

  • Osteoporosis
  • Strokes
  • Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Respiratory disease
  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Pregnancy complications

What are some gum infection treatments that might be recommended?

Treatment options available at our practice include a deep cleaning called scaling and root planing. This may be done manually by our dental hygienists or by using laser devices such as the LANAP protocol. This is a less invasive treatment option that can target harmful bacteria in the smile and help control the infection.

Do you have additional questions about gingivitis and periodontitis?

Call I-Rise Dental Boutique at (858) 465-8717 to request a consultation visit with Dr. Anu Mohan and our team. The office is located at 3790 Via De La Valley, Suite #208, and is open to new patients in and around the Del Mar, CA community.

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Dr. Anu Mohan, I-Rise Dental, CA

Dr. Anu Mohan earned her DDS from the USC in 2014 and was on the Dean’s list.

She enjoys all aspects of dentistry, including implants, crowns, bridges, clear aligners, and cosmetic and special-needs dentistry. She provides modern treatments to her patients in a safe, comfortable, and relaxed environment and adopts a holistic approach to suit every patient’s age and unique needs. She loves building long-lasting relationships with her patients.

Dr. Mohan has been featured in numerous journals and received the TOP General, Family, Implant and Cosmetic Dentist Award from Women in Medicine in 2021.

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