Recent studies highlighting the correlation between omega-3 intake and gum disease prevention have caught the attention of dental communities worldwide. While this finding certainly adds a layer to our understanding of oral health, Dr. Alex Farnoosh wants to make one thing abundantly clear: gum disease treatment is a priority. According to The CDC, nearly half of adults in the United States aged 30 or older have some form of gum disease.
From his Beverly Hills base in December 2010, Dr. Farnoosh shared his insights into the ongoing battle against gum disease. As a seasoned cosmetic dentist and periodontist, he has always strived to strike a balance between enhancing the aesthetic appeal of a smile and fortifying oral health. He states, “The promising findings around omega-3 and its potential benefits should be seen as adjunctive. Still, the reality remains that many individuals face gum disease challenges, making gum disease treatment a priority at our practice.”
For the uninitiated, the repercussions of gum disease aren’t merely limited to oral health. Periodontal disease has been linked to a slew of other medical conditions including cardiovascular diseases, strokes, bacterial pneumonia, and even pancreatic cancer. With such pronounced implications, initiating early gum disease treatment becomes non-negotiable.
Dr. Farnoosh elaborates on the treatment modalities, “Our approach begins with general debridement and cleaning, combined with the introduction of an antimicrobial agent targeting bacteria beneath the gum line. In certain scenarios, laser techniques offer a less invasive option for removing the infected tissue.” By working closely with each patient, he ensures a tailored treatment plan that aligns with individual needs.
Prevention, however, is as vital as treatment. Dr. Farnoosh underscores the importance of consistent oral hygiene practices. He advises, “Adopting meticulous oral care routines such as brushing twice a day and regular flossing can significantly reduce gum disease risks. Regular dental check-ups, maintaining a balanced diet, and abstaining from smoking further cement this preventive foundation.” The point Dr. Farnoosh is driving home is simple: gum disease treatment is a priority, but so is its prevention.
Recognizing gum disease at its early stages can be tricky, primarily because it might not manifest overt symptoms. Dr. Farnoosh counsels, “Signs to watch out for include red, swollen, and tender gums, gum bleeding, receding gum lines, and persistent bad breath. Any of these should prompt an immediate dental consultation.”
With a repertoire that includes transformative procedures like lip lowering for gummy smiles, gum bleaching for discolored gums, and dental implants, Dr. Farnoosh’s expertise in cosmetic dentistry is globally acknowledged. His philosophy is rooted in the ‘total smile’ concept. He opines, “True cosmetic dentistry isn’t just about aesthetics. It intertwines functionality with beauty, ensuring that while the smile looks good, it’s also healthy.”
For those eager to delve deeper into gum disease treatment and prevention or to experience Dr. Farnoosh’s renowned ‘total smile’ approach, you can request a consultation online or reach out directly at (310) 928-1796. Embrace a future where gum disease treatment is a priority and where oral health thrives.