Platinum Dental, Inc.
San Marcos, California
San Marcos dentist treats early periodontal disease
san marcos dentist diagnoses early periodontal disease in patient

Early Periodontitis

Early periodontal disease, as explained by our San Marcos dentist, comes after gingivitis. Gums that are persistently under attack by the bacteria in the plaque eventually suffer bone loss. In the early periodontitis phase of gum disease, teeth may start showing signs of mobility. The gums start receding away from the tooth, making the tooth look longer. This process also exposes the most sensitive part of the tooth, the root.

Periodontitis Causes Irreversible Damage

How does early periodontitis look close up. The following are pictorial renditions of early periodontal disease and how it compares with a healthy tooth. The first image is the healthy tooth. Second image is mild periodontal disease attacking the gums. The third picture shows how early periodontitis would look compared to healthy gums on the same tooth.

healthy gums around the tooth early periodontal disease attacking tooth and gums early periodontal disease compared to healthy gums on same tooth

Early Periodontitis Signs

Red, puffy gums are a usual sign of gum disease. Receding gums and shifting teeth or feeling of a change in bite may also be present. The longer periodontal disease goes untreated and neglected, moderate periodontitis sets in.

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Platinum Dental, Inc.
San Marcos, California

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Tues 9:30-5:30

Wed 9:30-5:30

Thurs 9-6

Fri 9-2

Looking for a caring and quality dentist?
Meet our dentist in San Marcos,
Dr. Sonny Eslampour, DDS.

We offer quality family dentistry in a comfortable setting. Our high tech practice offers digital X-rays for increased safety, non-toxic white fillings and nitrous oxide for increased comfort.

Our san marcos dental practice offers regular dental procedures as well as highly specialized services such as TMJ therapy, Invisalign and oral sleep apnea therapy.

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*Regular value of $342. New patients only with no dental insurance.
Cannot be combined with other offers.
Cannot be applied to insurance copayment.
Up to 6 digital X-rays.
Cleaning in absence of gum disease.
Does not apply toward specialty services such as TMJ therapy or sleep apnea.