Gum Disease

Craig H. Rubinoff, DDS, MS – Poway CA

Periodontics Presentation

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Periodontics Presentation

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In Poway, gum disease affects a wide range of people. At Craig H. Rubinoff, D.D.S., M.S., A.P.C. we specialize in treating periodontitis patients to help reduce their risk, eliminate symptoms, or provide restorative surgery. Whether you’re aware that you suffer from periodontitis or not, we can provide you with superior healthcare you will need for a healthier, more beautiful smile.

The spectrum of this disease is broad. Early stages can create reddening and irritation of the gums. This can make daily oral healthcare uncomfortable or painful. Later stages can cause such extensive decay and damage that you could lose a tooth or teeth. Our highly trained staff delivers quality dental health services and personalized, gentle care for a positive experience and real results.

Our cutting edge-technology treats this common disease with the latest treatment methods. To create a comfortable, relaxing environment, we’ve also outfitted our offices with state-of-the-art amenities. With a full line of cosmetic and restorative procedures to help you fully recover, we can offer you the permanent, natural looking solutions you need to restore your health and create a more beautiful smile.

 

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Periodontitis is the most common dental health problem. The good news is that with proper care both in office and at home, we can help you fully recover. For a Poway gum disease specialist, call Craig H. Rubinoff, D.D.S., M.S., A.P.C. today to start working towards a healthy smile!

Periodontal diseases are ongoing chronic infections of the gums that gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically-susceptible individuals. Bacteria found in plaque produce toxins or poisons that irritate the gums. They may cause them to turn red, swell, and bleed easily. If this irritation is prolonged, the gums separate from the teeth causing pockets (spaces) to form. Plaque can also harden into a rough, porous substance known as calculus (or tartar). This can occur both above and below the gum line. As periodontal diseases progress, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth in place deteriorate. If left untreated, this leads to tooth loss. However, don’t be fooled. With periodontal disease, bleeding, redness, and swelling do not have to be present. Further, pain is usually not associated with periodontal disease. This disease damages the teeth, gum, and jawbone of more than 80 percent of Americans by age 45.

What Causes It

Periodontal Disease as well as tooth decay are both caused by Bacterial Plaque. Plaque is a sticky colorless film, composed primarily of various types of bacteria, which adhere to your teeth at and below the gum line. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. It begins to form within minutes after cleaning. If not carefully removed by daily brushing and flossing, plaque hardens into a rough, porous substance known as calculus (or tartar). This cannot be removed without professional cleaning.

The Bacterial plaque produces toxins or poisons that irritate the gums, which may (but not always) cause them to turn red, swell and bleed easily. If this irritation is prolonged, the gums separate from the teeth, causing Periodontal Pockets (spaces) to form along the tooth. As periodontal diseases progress, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth in place deteriorate. If left untreated, this leads to tooth loss.