How Rejuvagum Can Help Women Face Unique Gum Disease Concerns
Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is a pervasive condition that affects at least three out of every four adults in the United States. One of the main factors that contributes to this disease is poor dental hygiene, but did you know that certain people are more susceptible to it based on their hormones? The regular hormonal fluctuations that women experience during their lives can actually exacerbate the symptoms of periodontal disease, increasing the risk of severe damage, such as tooth loss.
Fortunately, there are numerous treatments available to help combat the effects of gum disease. Dr. Alexandre-Amir Aalam and Dr. Alina Krivitsky specialize in a state-of-the-art procedure known as Rejuvagum Lift, which can repair receding gums and strengthen gum tissue against harmful bacteria that causes gum disease.
The Unique Risks of Gum Disease in Women
There are numerous factors that can make a woman more prone to gum disease than others, such as genetics, poor dental hygiene, diabetes, and smoking, however, the monthly hormonal changes that women experience can also contribute to the disease as well.
During menstruation, the symptoms of periodontal disease may worsen as the blood supply to the gums is affected, resulting in an exaggerated immune system response to irritated gums. It is not uncommon for women to experience increased inflammation of the gums, canker sores, and bleeding gums at different times of the month. Oral contraceptives can contribute to inflamed gums as well.
The increased hormone fluctuations that occur during pregnancy can greatly interfere with oral health, despite how well the expectant mother takes care of her teeth and gums. Dentists typically recommend that women who are pregnant schedule more frequent cleanings during the second and third trimester of pregnancy to combat this problem.
Healing and Strengthening the Gums with RejuvaGum Lift
As periodontal disease progresses, it can cause the gums to gradually recede, revealing more and more of the tooth, and exposing the roots to harmful bacteria. At the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal and Implant Therapy, Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky can provide advanced regenerative treatment to reverse gum recession. The procedure, known as RejuvaGum Lift™ promotes regrowth of the damaged tissue using a patient’s own platelets, which act as the body’s healing cells.
The procedure involves taking a small sample of a patient’s blood and separating the red and white blood cells, as well as the platelets in a centrifuge. The platelet-rich fibrin is collected and placed into the gum tissue to stimulate and support the body’s healing process, resulting in stronger, healthier gums. Not only does the procedure create beautiful, even looking smile, but it makes it easier to combat oral health issues, such as gum disease, with fortified gums.
Contact a Certified Periodontist Today!
If you are suffering from receding gums or other signs of periodontal disease, do not hesitate to schedule a thorough screening and treatment at the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal and Implant Therapy in LA. Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky have extensive training and experience helping patients achieve stronger, healthier gums. Call (310) 299-8329 today!
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