WEST COVINA, Calif., June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A May 7 article in Prevention discusses receding gums as a sign of potentially serious trouble that can lead to gum/periodontal problems and threaten teeth. West Covina office A-Z Dental Care says that gums that may appear to be growing smaller as teeth start to look larger are one of a number of warning signs that should spur individuals to make an immediate appointment with a qualified dental provider. The practice adds that the Prevention article lists a number of other signs, including sensitivity, painful or red and swollen gums, bleeding during brushing and flossing, pus near teeth, ongoing bad breath (halitosis), as well as teeth that are loose or appear to be separating from gums.
While many of these symptoms are unpleasant, a surprising number of people still hesitate to call a dentist when they occur, says A-Z Dental Care. There are a number of reasons why many people are slow to seek care, even in alarming circumstances. Fear of discomfort is one major reason. The office adds that its lead dentist, Mirhamid Salek, D.D.S., has been praised by his patients for his gentle and friendly approach, as well as his ability to keep procedures comfortable. The office adds that many oral procedures have developed unduly fearsome reputations and that a skilled dentist should be able to keep discomfort to a minimum during all procedures.
The office goes on to say that, even more than dental phobia, perhaps the most common reason people hesitate to contact a dentist is concern about the price of dental work. The office says that it goes out of its way to make dental care affordable to its highly valued patients. Along with being in-network for most insurance plans as well as accepting Medi-Cal, A-Z Dental Care says that offers a discount membership plan, payment plans with 0% financing, free initial consultations, and that it is currently offering a special $69.00 price – reduced from $270.00 – for teeth cleaning and a complete exam. The exam includes digital X-rays and gum disease screening.
A-Z Dental Care says that it's truly important that everyone sees a dentist regularly and prevention is always a great deal better than treating an existing problem. It adds that many people do not understand just how intensely painful a toothache can be and that everyone should make an effort to avoid one. Even so, the office notes that it offers same day emergency visits when extreme tooth pain nevertheless arises.
Regarding dental hygiene, Dr. Salek himself adds that, of course, people need to brush and floss adequately for prevention of plaque, tartar, and calculus build up. However, teeth also should be regularly cleaned by a dentist or hygienist during an office visit. The reason is that, even with regular brushing and flossing, there is always a risk of hard plaques, which self-care cannot address. This is largely because people are often unable to reach certain areas of their mouth with a toothbrush. Finally, sub gingiva, which can develop underneath the gum, as well as plaque, or calculus buildup, cannot be removed by ordinary brushing. These kinds of tartar are very dangerous for supporting tissues in the mouth and can lead to such issues as tooth mobility (loose teeth).
Readers who are interested in learning more about protecting their oral health can call A-Z Dental Care in West Covina are invited to call 626-966-8408. They can also learn more at its web site, http://www.A-ZDentalCare.com.
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