What Is Periodontal Disease?

In this video, Dr. Vahid Bashi discusses gum disease and the importance of early detection through regular cleanings.

Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is a condition where the gums become inflamed and irritated. This inflammation leads to the deterioration of the bone and gum tissue surrounding the teeth. Teeth are anchored in the jaw by ligaments, with gums covering and protecting this complex. When gum disease sets in, it starts with gum inflammation, often evidenced by bleeding during tooth brushing, a sign many people notice.

As the condition progresses, it leads to bone loss around the teeth. This bone, once lost, does not regenerate, causing the teeth to become loose. The continuous use and pressure on these loosening teeth exacerbate the problem, leading to increased sensitivity and further loosening. Unfortunately, once the bone deteriorates, it’s a permanent condition; the lost bone and gum tissue do not grow back.

Preventative measures, such as regular dental cleanings every six months, are crucial. These appointments allow for early detection and treatment of any issues, helping to prevent the progression of gum disease and the subsequent bone loss. Once bone and gum loss occurs, it cannot be reversed, leading to potential outcomes like visibly longer teeth due to gum recession or the loss of one or more teeth. Given the close proximity of teeth to each other, a problem with one can quickly affect its neighbors, creating a domino effect of dental issues.

Therefore, addressing gum disease early on is far simpler and more cost-effective than dealing with its advanced stages, which can significantly impact the overall health of your mouth.

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Dr. Vahid Bashi has been passionately serving the Colorado Springs community with exceptional dental care since 2001. Before establishing his practice in Colorado Springs, Dr. Bashi honed his skills in Milwaukee, where he practiced for several years, laying the foundation for his illustrious career.

Dr. Bashi earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Marquette University. Further enriching his academic profile, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Utah. As a testament to his professional excellence and commitment to staying at the forefront of dental practices, Dr. Bashi is an esteemed member of several key dental associations. These include the American Dental Association, the Colorado Springs Dental Society, and the Colorado Dental Association.

Dr. Bashi’s practice philosophy centers around continuous improvement and technological advancement. He is fervently committed to integrating the latest technologies, continually upgrading equipment, and enhancing his professional skills through ongoing education. This dedication ensures that his patients receive the most advanced and effective dental treatments available.

Dr. Bashi believes in transparency and education, emphasizing the importance of patients being fully informed about his practice’s policies and methods. He understands that the more his patients know, the better he can serve their dental needs.

Dr. Bashi’s personal motto, “I strive for perfection and accept only excellence,” encapsulates his approach to dental care. This ethos not only reflects in his technical dental work but also in the compassionate, patient-centered care he provides.

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