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Thank you for checking out our blog! Our periodontist in San Diego, Dr. Shivali Gohel  has collected some articles that we hope will provide you with the education and resources that you need to avoid gum disease. 

Take a moment and browse some of our blogs below! Don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff if you have any topic suggestions or would like to schedule a consultation for your next appointment at our periodontal office in San Diego. 

Scaling of Teeth

Are There Side Effects Related To the Scaling of Teeth?

Scaling and root planing helps to clean the teeth and remove plaque on both the tooth and root surfaces. This periodontal procedure is done to deep clean and remove plaque buildup from the gums and teeth. If you have periodontal pockets or swollen gums, scaling and root planning can help restore your gums and prevent

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Teeth Fall Out

At What Stage of Decay do Teeth Begin to Fall Out?

Decay can deteriorate our teeth and over time if not treated, the teeth can become loose and even fall out. Decay damages teeth and can cause dental abscesses that can become serious if not treated. When you have plaque build up the plaque uses the sugars in the food you eat to create acids. These

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Gum Disease

Can Gum Disease Cause Heart Disease?

Gum disease or periodontal disease is when you have inflammation of the gums. Gum disease breaks down the tissue around our teeth and gums, and if not treated can lead to tooth loss. In recent studies doctors have looked at the correlation between gum disease and heart disease. Heart disease is when the blood vessels

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Periodontal Pockets

What Should I do About My Periodontal Pockets?

If you notice your gums are inflamed or receding, you may be wondering what procedures are available to help shrink periodontal pockets. When gums are loose and no longer fit snug around your teeth, this can cause bacteria and plaque to collect underneath the gums. This can cause severe damage to your gums and teeth,

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Tooth Sensitivity

Is Tooth Sensitivity Permanently Curable?

Tooth sensitivity is a common problem, and many patients encounter pain or discomfort when they eat certain foods that are hot or cold. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, around 40 million adults suffer from sensitivity. Usually, the pain is temporary and can be treated to improve, but not cure the condition. At S

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What Issues and Complications Can Arise Due to Gum Disease?

Gum disease is a common issue in many adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 70 percent of adults over 30 years old have some form of gum disease. During the recent pandemic, many people missed their regular dental exams and cleanings. Today it is very important for people to catch up on their

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Dental Flap Surgery

What is the Need for a Dental Flap Surgery?

If you have receding gums and notice they are not snug around your teeth, you may have been recommended to have gum flap surgery. When our gums recede and become loose around our teeth, bacteria and plaque can enter the area and collect. The bacteria are collected in the pockets of our gums, and if

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People with Gum Disease

Do People with Gum Disease Die Earlier?

Gum disease is a serious problem, and if not addressed can cause many different health issues in the future. One of the most important things in life is to take care of your teeth and gums. Our mouths are linked to many other parts of our body, and the health of the oral cavity is

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Water Flosser

Can a Water Flosser Heal Periodontal Disease?

If you suffer from periodontal disease good oral hygiene is extremely important at home. If a patient has periodontal disease, they may have periodontal pockets which are areas under the gum where bacteria can collect over time. This can cause inflammation, infection, bone, and tooth loss. At Gums By Gohel, we provide many periodontal services

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Family Dentistry

What Can I Do at Home To Prevent Gum Disease?

Preventing inflammation around your gums starts with your at home oral hygiene routine. Gum disease or periodontitis is a gum infection that damages the soft tissue, and can destroy the bone if not treated promptly. Gum disease is a slow process and can advance in same cases before you notice there is an issue. The

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