While many think that periodontal disease is a condition that affects adults, chronic gingivitis is actually a common condition in children—one that can easily be prevented with good oral hygiene habits and proper dental care. Generally caused by plaque buildup near the gums, the symptoms of periodontal disease can include bleeding, swollen, receding or red gums, as well as bad breath that doesn’t go away.
We are passionate about what we do, and we know that unlike baby teeth, children are stuck with the gums they have for their entire life. That is why we go out of our way to treat and manage gum disease in children, dedicated to providing them with their best chance at a positive oral health. However, because gum disease management requires more than just our efforts, we always ask to partner with our parents in order to complete the treatment for gum disease. We create a plan that covers every aspect of oral hygiene. In this way, we promote positive lifestyle changes to successfully treat gum disease, including:
- Proper Brushing at Least Twice a Day
- Healthy Eating
- Limiting Sugar Intake
- Flossing at Least Once a Day
- Visiting Your Dentist Every 6 Months
- And Others
Do you have questions or concerns for Dr. Parnaz Mansouri or Dr. Joseph Curtin?
Contact our child dentists today to learn more about the seriousness of gum disease and the best way to treat your child's gum disease. Let us tell you how your pediatric dentist can help you and your child prevent, manage and treat even the most severe cases of gum disease. With years of experience, a gentle yet effective team of professionals, and knowledge that cab make all the difference, we do what we do best, and kids love us. Call now and schedule an appointment with the kids’ dentist that Encino loves!