Periodontal (gum) disease affects an estimated 75% of the U.S. population and is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. Even more alarming, increasing scientific evidence suggests that periodontal disease may contribute to the development of heart disease, increase a woman’s risk of having a preterm, low-birth-weight baby and pose a threat to patients with diabetes.
If you or a loved one suffers from any of these symptoms, schedule your appointment at our San Leandro periodontist office as soon as possible.
At Bayfair Dental Care in San Leandro, California, Dr. Malik will examine your gums for inflammation, deposits of plaque and tartar at and below your gumline and for erosion or recession from the teeth. Should your condition require specialized care, Dr. Malik’s certified hygienist will treat it with a gentle, customized treatment program, which may include scaling and root planing.
If you have a more severe problem with your gums, Dr. Malik will refer you to an on-site experienced periodontist. Remember, the key to a lifetime of beautiful, confident smiles starts with healthy gums, so don’t just ignore any symptoms or assume they will merely go away.
To request an appointment, please call our San Leandro periodontal office at (510) 481-2487 or use our use our Online Appointment Request Form.