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Gum Disease

gum Learning you have gum disease can be distressing, especially if you have heard of the variety of health conditions associated with this chronic infection. The truth is that a good percentage of American adults have gum disease. This process can begin so mildly that it is barely noticeable, but has the capability of progressing to the point of tooth loss.

There is much to learn about gum disease, but the information now available allows you and your dentist to work together to restore oral health if you are diagnosed with gum disease.

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Dental diseases can cause much more serious problems than a toothache, they can affect our ability to chew, smile, or speak properly.

What causes gum disease?

Contrary to common belief, gum disease is not caused by poor oral hygiene, although the way we care for our teeth and gums can either increase or decrease our risk of developing problems. Each person has millions of bacteria that live in the mouth. When combined with saliva, food debris, and other particles, bacteria form plaque, a sticky substance that collects near the gum line. The goal of brushing and flossing daily is to remove plaque and thereby inhibit bacterial activity in the mouth. If plaque is not successfully removed, the substance will eventually harden into tartar, which can only be removed in a dental office under the experience of your dentist or hygienist.

Stages of gum disease

Gingivitis

When gum tissue first becomes irritated by the colonization of bacteria at the gum line, they become inflamed. We call this gingivitis. This early stage of gum disease is difficult to detect. Gums may look swollen and red, but usually not to a large degree. One of the biggest indicators of gum disease is bleeding. Gingivitis affects only the gum tissue, and does not threaten the underlying bone that supports teeth.

Periodontitis

If gingivitis is not detected nor treated, gum disease will progress into periodontitis, which translates into “inflammation around a tooth.” Periodontitis is more noticeable than gingivitis, with gum tissue pulling away from the teeth. The danger with gum recession is that pockets form, allowing bacteria to move into the area between the tooth root and the gums. As infection progresses, the body responds by beginning to break down the connective tissues and bone that keep teeth stabilized. If the disease process continues, the risk of losing teeth significantly increases.

Why treat gum disease

The immediate importance of treating gum disease is to prevent tooth loss. However, treating gum disease will also decrease your risk factors of other systemic diseases. Though research is ongoing, we are steadily learning the significant role that gum disease, and the chronic inflammation it causes, plays in our overall health.

Dr. Elzayat, your dentist in North Hollywood, will treat you with individual care. Our first priority is to prevent the onset of gum disease through early detection and excellent oral hygiene care. If you are diagnosed with gum disease, we will devise a treatment plan based on your precise needs.

Keep your smile healthy. Contact our office to schedule your dental checkup.

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  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating John M.

    I've been a patient of Dr Edmond for several years. This dental clinic is very warm and welcoming, making it much easier to have treatment done. I just had 3 of my wisdom teeth pulled, in and out and not painful at all!
    John M.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Kiley H.

    My third time here, and I am still just as happy with them. Friendly, professional, and personable front desk staff and dentist.

    Totally worth the drive to North Hollywood!
    Kiley H.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Cristie M.

    I had a broken retainer on my bottom row of teeth that desperately needed fixing. They got me in that day and fixed it FOR FREE.

    These guys are super nice, professional, and most important, great with teeth :)
    Cristie M.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating ImpressMe E.

    Just left from my first cleaning in over a year! Everyone in that place is so incredibly nice and friendly. I needed deep cleaning today which is never a joy, bit the dentist was so thorough that it barely caused any pain or discomfort. I highly recommend this place!!
    ImpressMe E.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Joanna S.

    I went to get a deep cleaning and i paid 643.00 it was my first time there. the staff were friendly and i really felt comfortable there. i hope i didn’t get ripped off. although i did need the cleaning. i would go back i did feel good being there and i was scared at first. but I’m happy with my teeth now.
    Joanna S.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Sarine G.

    I called A-dental on Tuesday 10/23 almost to tears with pain I was experiencing from one of my many cavities. I knew I had cavities because I had been to a different dentist who I just wasn’t comfortable with. Anyways, right from the minute Edith answered the phone I knew I would be in good hands. I figured they would take me in either the day after or near future but she was able to squeeze me in right away.
    Sarine G.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Odette D.

    I am so glad that I switched over to this dental office! They are always extremely thorough in their check-ups, using all of the latest equipment (it's amazing how many offices let their equipment go far, far out of date due to the cost of updating it!).
    Odette D.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Anne C.

    Such a great place! Everyone is SO nice and my cleaning was so comfortable and painless. They have some great payment plan options for cash paying customers. Definitely found my dentist! I totally recommend.
    Anne C.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Shania P.

    Only been here once. The dentist is very knowledgeable and thorough, he fixed a broken front tooth for me and it looks beautiful !! Very natural-looking. Everyone here is very friendly and really seems caring.

    Their prices seem very reasonable for a dental office, I don't have insurance.
    Shania P.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Paola R.

    Had all 4 of my wisdoms taken out last week and didn't feel a thing!!

    I swear the whole procedure took less than 10 minutes and didn't even know he had taken them out!

    Dr Elzayat did my extractions, he has this reassuring attitude that's very comforting and he was really patient with my fear and answered all my questions, even the silly ones :)
    Paola R.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Nereida A.

    I love this dentist..such a friendly staff made me feel very welcomed when i first went to my Dr appointment. Dr Delakyan did an amazing job I had my wisdom teeth removed 3 extractions, deep cleaning. i have absolutely no complaints about this dentist. this will be my permanent dentist office I loved it that much! I highly recommend this place..Dr Delakyan has such a great attitude and very patient. Friendly staff Edith and the rest of the girls. Glad I made the right decision and came to this office than noho dental center on chandler ,very rude receptionist at that office!
    Nereida A.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Matt J

    This place was amazing. I had an infected impacted wisdom tooth that was spreading to my head. The cost of the procedure to take this infected tooth out was too expensive for me and i didn't insurance and had to pay out of pocket. They worked with me on the cost so I could afford it. They didn't try and rob me of every nickel I had which a lot of other dental offices do. It was one of a few places I have been to where I felt like they actually cared more about my well being than money. The whole staff was incredibly nice and accommodating.
    Matt J.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Robert S.

    From the beautiful office to the friendly and professional service provided by Dr Elzayat and his staff, this clinic continues to raise the bar.
    Robert S.
  • Rating: 5Dentist North Hollywood - Five Star Rating Farah W.

    I been going to Dr. Elzayat for years and he is just awesome. I was without dental insurance for almost 2 years, so when I finally got it, I had about a total of 7 fillings to be done, but all were painless. He even calls to check up on you later that evening to make sure you aren't having any problems or in any pain. Dr Elzayat and all staff you rock!
    Farah W.
  • I love A-Dental Center! The first
    day I came in, I was immediately comfortable with the friendly staff. They are extremely accommodating & thoughtful. They make the dentist feel more like a visit with friends, and the entire staff listens and gets to know you and your preferences. I highly
    recommend A-Dental Center.
    Roberta G.
  • He recivido un exelente trabajo
    asi como un trato especial, profecionalismo y honestidad. Agradesco a A-Dental Center toda su dedicacion al servicio a la communidad. (I have received excellent service, special treatment, professionalism and honesty. I thank A-Dental Center for their dedication
    and service to the community).
    Emigdio B.
  • My experience with Dr. Edmond
    and his staff have been great. Dr. Edmond has done exceptional dental work for me over the last year. His receptionist and dental assistants have been very courteous and helpful, at all times. I would highly recommend this dental office to everyone.
    Thank you doctors and staff.
    Art S.
  • I've been going to A-Dental Center
    practice for years now, five star service each time. From Edith's Reminder calls who is the office manager I believe. All the young professionals provide exceptional service. Dr. Edmund or Edmond sorry not sure of the spelling he's just everything you want in a dentist. Cares about his patients aesthetic precise and meticulous even on your regular Check up or teeth cleaning his whitening system is awesome Zoom. The Dr. is very understanding with my crazy schedule I refer him all my family and friends and colleagues. They even did Invisalign on my younger brothers teeth great ortho. My younger brother is happy with his teeth. I can't say enough good things. If you decide to choose this dental office your teeth will love you for it. A decision you will never regret! All his dentist are great and he's picky on what Dr. Join his practice there. He has my business for life.
    Wens Sanchez
 

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