PERIODONTAL (GUM) DISEASE
The most common adult onset dental disease condition in the United States is periodontal disease. It is estimated over 60% of the U.S. adult population have some periodontal disease. For over 25 years, Dr. Apelian renders all phases of periodontal treatments excluding gingival grafting. With zero tolerance to bleeding gums, Dr. Apelian utilizes state of the art magnification and minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat gum disease. Dr. Apelian believes in communicating and educating patients about periodontal disease and associated gum conditions.
Gingival bleeding has been documented by many researchers of being the open gate through which, “innocent” oral bacteria finds its way through into the blood stream. The bacteria then become harmful. Research links oral bacteria to heart diseases, stroke, diabetes and risk of kidney and lung diseases.