Quiz: What Do You Know About Gum Disease?

When you understand what kind of threat gum disease poses to your smile’s long-term condition, you can understand why this problem should be taken seriously. Some people may be inclined to dismiss the severity of the issue because an infection is asymptomatic, meaning it does not cause pain. If an infection is not addressed in time, you can develop advanced gum disease, or periodontitis, which is permanent. Look for signs like swelling, a tendency to bleed, or a reddening of tissue. Your dentist can actually use laser treatment for a more precise, modern treatment of this issue.


True Or False: While gingivitis can be reversed, periodontitis – advanced gum disease – is permanent, meaning your condition can only be managed.

True Or False: Gum disease increases your risk for cavities, but does not affect your risk for tooth loss.

True Or False: Laser dental treatment can help address periodontal troubles.


True! Periodontitis can be managed, but the condition is permanent. Staying on top of the problem is important, as you face the risk of suffering tooth loss due to the effects of this condition.

False! Gum disease is actually the leading cause of tooth loss for adults. Staying on top of your periodontal needs today, and treating problems like gingivitis, can help you avoid future problems with tooth loss.

True! Your dentist can use laser treatment to clean your teeth under the gum line, which can help reverse gingivitis. They can also use lasers to safely close periodontal pockets, which can be created by gum disease.

Talk To Dr. Koshki If You Notice Signs Of Gum Disease

If you see signs of gum disease, you should take action. Dr. Koshki can use advanced tools and training to help keep your gums healthy, and protect you against a worsening of your condition. Remember, without prompt care, a case of gingivitis could eventually worsen, and you could be forced to contend with periodontitis. Request a dental appointment on our website, or schedule a consultation with Dr. Moeiz Koshki, by calling Santa Monica Dental Arts in Santa Monica, CA today at 310-395-1261. With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Koshki is prepared to help you tackle whatever oral health issue you are facing.