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If you have periodontal (gum) disease, you are not alone. According to recent findings from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the most common dental conditions experienced by millions of Americans is gum disease. CDC also announced that gum disease increases COVID-19 mortality rate by 9X.
Periodontal (gum) treatments at our holistic and biological dental practice with innovative technology can not only save you from severe dental damage and tooth loss, but it may also help reduce the risks of developing overall health problems that can be attributed to gum disease.

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Gum Disease
Overview

The gums are a complex system containing the bone, ligaments, and soft tissue to hold your teeth. This complex system is also referred to as the periodontium. When the periodontium is not healthy due to plaque and bacteria building up over time, it can cause tooth and gum damage, which ultimately could result in tooth loss and loss of bone in your jaw and skull. It can also put you at a serious health risk such as heart attack, diabetes, respiratory infections, and stroke because it is connected to the rest of your body via the blood vessels that carry valuable nutrients to your mouth. The stages of periodontal diseases range from simple inflammation (gingivitis) to severe periodontitis that results in major damage to the soft tissues and bone that support the teeth. In the worst cases, teeth are lost.

Healthy Gum Vs. Gum Disease

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Stages of Periodontal Diseases

The Stages of periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation or redness to severe gum disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst cases, teeth are lost.

Whether your gum disease is stopped, slowed, or gets worse depends a great deal on how persistent you show up to your perio-maintenance appointments at Aria Dental and how well you care for your teeth and gums every day.

stages of gum disease & pocket depth

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Gingivitis

In its early stage, gum disease is often referred to as gingivitis, an infection of bacteria in the gums caused by plaque buildup on teeth. If plaque isn’t properly removed, it will build up at the gum line and can result in inflammation of the gums. Gingivitis is a condition that needs to be addressed immediately at the first sign of a problem; It is characterized by swollen, red, bleeding, or receding gum. If left untreated, it can lead to severe periodontitis (periodontal infection), which could ultimately lead to gum surgery or destroy the bone surrounding your teeth and may cause you to lose your teeth. Aria Dental utilizes the latest technique and proven ways to help our patients to eliminate gingivitis and associated chronic inflammation. The treatment usually involves deep cleaning or root planning along with local antibiotic agents. ozone therapy, or gum laser treatments.

Periodontitis

Destructive Inflammatory Disease Periodontal (Gum) disease is the natural progression of gingivitis. Periodontal disease is a hidden danger, not only to your teeth but also to your overall health because it is virtually pain-free. Periodontitis is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. According to recent findings from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of American aged 30 or older have periodontitis. This equals approximately 64.7 million Americans. Your daily oral hygiene routine is your best defense against periodontal disease, but if you suffer from bleeding gums, receding gum, or loose teeth due to any form of gum disease, you need to immediately receive professional dental care. Although it cannot be cured, gum disease can be controlled with dental treatments such as gum therapy, ozone therapy, and Periolase LANAP®.

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Factors Affecting the Development of Gum Disease

Have you ever wondered if you were at risk for gum disease? Maybe you’ve never thought about it, but there’s a chance you have one or more factors that could be putting you at risk. Gum disease is a progressive condition that begins with symptoms many disregards as normal. Tender. red, and bleeding gums are the first sign of gingivitis . as the disease progresses, gums become more damaged, pulling away from the teeth, which can become loose and even fall out.  knowing the common risk factors for gum disease, however. can help prevent this condition for harming your smile and health. 

Smoking & Tobacco

Plaque Buildup

Systemic Disease

Misaligned Teeth

Nutritional Deficiencies

Grinding & Clenching

Hormonal Shifts

Medication Use

Family History

How to Prevent Gum Infection?

Healthy Diet & Cutting Back on the Unhealthy Foods

A Lack of Foods Containing Vitamin C Leads to Break Down of the Gums.

Holistic Home Remedies

Salt Water, Lemongrass Oil Mouthwash & Coconut Oil Pulling

Maintain Good Oral health at Home

Brush, Floss, and Rinse Your Mouth Regularly With Non-Fluoride & Non-Toxic Products Such as Coconut Oil.

Visit Your Holistic Dentist & Hygienist Regularly

Choose Natural Oxygen/Ozone Therapy & Non-Invasive Laser Therapy.

Signs of Gum Diseases

Early Signs of Gum Disease

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Spread of Problems That Start in the Mouth to the Rest of Your Body

Gum infections may increase the risk of many diseases, including

The Link between Gum Disease & Covid-19 Mortality

The study published in the journal of Clinical Periodontology revealed that COVID -19 patients with gum disease (periodontitis) were not only more likely to die, but also 4.5 times more likely to require ventilator, and 3.5 time more likely to be admitted to intensive care. The study reports periodontitis shares common risk factors with most chronic inflammatory disease known to influence the severity of COVID-19.

Periodontal Treatments

Have you ever wondered if you were at risk for gum disease? Maybe you’ve never thought about it, but there’s a chance you have one or more factors that could be putting you at risk. Gum disease is a progressive condition that begins with symptoms many disregards as normal. Tender. red, and bleeding gums are the first sign of gingivitis . as the disease progresses, gums become more damaged, pulling away from the teeth, which can become loose and even fall out.  knowing the common risk factors for gum disease, however. can help prevent this condition for harming your smile and health. 

Periodontal Treatment Options & Why Is It Important?

Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the health of bones and tissues that support your teeth. Regular visits with Dr. Maryam Horiyat at Aria Dental of Mission Viejo will maintain the health of these vital structures. If any signs of gingivitis or gum disease are seen, she may recommend preventive care steps, so the condition does not worsen. If signs of advanced periodontal disease are present, Dr. Horiyat can create a personalized treatment plan for you. The main goal of treatment is to control the infection. The number and type of treatments will vary, depending on the extent of the gum disease. Any type of treatment requires that the patient keep up good daily care at home. The doctor may also suggest changing certain behaviors, such as quitting smoking, to improve treatment outcomes.

The Stages of Periodontal Diseases

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1. Healthy

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2. Gingivitis

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3. Periodontal Pocket

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4. Periodontitis

When bacterial build-up is threatening the health of your smile and if you have been diagnosed with gum disease, there are a variety of treatment options depending on the severity of the problem. The two main options are Non-surgical and Surgical periodontics that can be used to restore the health of your gum and bone tissues. As a holistic and biological dentist, Dr. Horiyat will always start with the least invasive and conservative options, which are non-surgical treatments including Diode Soft Tissue Laser and Ozone; However, in more serious cases, invasive gum surgery may be needed. However, our LANAP-certified dentist, Dr. Maryam Horiyat could help you with non-invasive LANAP® Laser Gum Therapy as an alternative to traditional osseous surgery.

Non-surgical Gum Therapy

(Mild to Moderate Gum Disease)

The first line of defense against gum disease is a unique type of non-surgical cleaning called “scaling and root planning (SRP).” During this procedure, our holistic dentist and hygienist utilize an advanced technique of ultrasonic scaler device and hand instruments to remove plaque or calculus from your teeth at or below the gum line. Root surfaces of the tooth may be smoothed using “Periodontal Debridement”, which is a procedure by which plaque and tartar that have accumulated on the teeth can be removed. This provides a healthy and clean surface that makes it easier for the gum tissue to re-attach to the tooth.

This type of cleaning is performed when a regular teeth cleaning is not enough. It is usually used for people who have put off dental visits or teeth cleaning for a while and have a significant buildup of plaque and tartar. During a gross debridement, plaque is first removed with a scaler tool. Since tartar is hardened, a special electric tool is usually required to loosen and remove tartar from the teeth. Once this is complete, a regular prophylaxis cleaning will be performed.

Periodontal maintenance cleaning is recommended for those who had a history of gum disease; it helps patients to maintain healthy teeth and gums long-term. Periodontal maintenance cleaning involves a careful inspection and a thorough cleaning to prevent gum disease. This includes:
1. Inspection: Teeth x-rays & visual examination of the mouth
2. Subgingival Cleaning: Calculus is removed along and under the gumline.
3. Supragingival Cleaning: Dental scaling tools are used to clean the area of teeth that is visible above the gum line.
4. Root Planing: The root of the teeth is gently smoothed to remove any remaining bacteria that persists.

Oxygen/ozone therapy is a holistic and natural treatment that safely and significantly reduces oral harmful microorganisms such as bacteria & fungus. Gum disease can be arrested without the use of pharmaceutical drugs and their associated side effects. There are different applications for ozone therapy: Ozonated Water, Ozonated Oils & Ozonated Gas while applying oxygen/ozone directly into the infected gum pockets.

The diode soft tissue laser can be used as an additional treatment to remove diseased tissues and bacteria that contribute to gum disease inside the pocket; it treats bacterial pockets along the gum-line in mild gingivitis to moderate periodontitis. This technique uses laser light to eliminate periodontal pathogens and promote the return of the periodontium to a state of health. For moderate to severe gum disease, we offer not only osseous surgery, but also LANAP® laser therapy, in which we treat your gum disease with the only FDA-approved laser that requires no cut, no stitch, no drill, and no fear.
Advanced Management of Gum Disease with Only FDA-Approved Laser. For moderate to severe gum disease, we offer PerioLase®LANAP® (Laser-assisted new attachment procedure) therapy, which is the first FDA-approved laser technology that is the best alternative to gum surgery because it is less invasive. This modern gum lifts laser technique allows our LANAP® Certified Dentist to remove only diseased tissues without removing or damaging any of the healthy gum. it requires No Cut, No Stich, No Drill, and No Fear. LANAP® treatment is virtually pain-free. LANAP® is the only scientifically proven methodology that results in true periodontal regeneration, new bone growth, and gum tissue reattachment. It kills the dangerous bacteria and helps to regenerate new gum and bone by stimulating your existing stem cells.

Arsenicum Album – For bleeding and unhealthy gums.
China – For bleeding gum tissues
Ferrum Phosphoricum – For poor gum tone or gums that bleed after brushing.
Hypericum – For tender gum tissue and to promote healing.
Kali Chloricum – For acute ulcerative tissue.
Naturium Muriaticum – Tissue integrity.
Hepar Sulphuris – Tissue with suppuration, chronic abscesses.
Silicea – Periodontal abscess with swollen glands.
Staphysagria – Loose teeth while pain is increased by pressure.
Symphytum – Injuries to the periosteum. Stimulates growth of epithelium on ulcerated surfaces.
Mercurius Solubilis – For acute ulcerative tissue with a coated tongue and metallic taste in the mouth.
Nux Vomica – For swollen painful gums when the back of the tongue has a whitish coating and when the patient consumes a lot of stimulants such as coffee and tea.
Phosphorus – For swollen gums that bleed easily, and when saliva is overproduced.

Treat you beyond your dentist visit but like any other medication, they come with side-effects

Arestin® (Minocycline HCL) Microspheres is a concentrated antibiotic that remains active in your gum pocket for an extended period to reduce pocket depth by targeting periodontal bacteria to fight infection and ultimately helping your gum to heal. Arestin is incorporated into a routine oral maintenance program along SRP.

Medications may be used with treatment that includes scaling and root planning, but they cannot always take the place of surgery. Depending on how far the disease has progressed, Dr. Horiyat and her team of board-certified periodontists may still suggest surgical treatments.

The Perio Tray® by Perio Protect was developed to supplement and improve periodontal treatments. Perio Trays are versatile and non-invasive approach to threat bacteria and other problems that cause gum disease. The basic goal of Perio Protect is to help to restore your oral health by placing medication under the gums and into infected pockets and keep it there long enough for the medication to work.

Our patients describe the Perio Trays as comfortable and easy to use. A perio Tray needs to be designed to precisely fit each patient.  thus, the prescription Perio Tray is customized for each patient to deliver medication deep under the gums to fight gingival infection, and it needs to be used for 10-15 minutes daily.

If you undergo this method of treatment, Dr. Horiyat will give detailed instructions on what you need to do. Most people only need to use it for a few minutes each day, but each person is different.

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Benefits of Ozone/Oxygen Therapy

100% Natural

Made From Pure Oxygen

No Allergy Reactions

Simple, Safe, & Effective

Practically
Painless

No Additives, Chemicals, or Antibodies; Thus, No Pharmaceutical Drug Side-Effect

Removes Infection & Waste Products

Surgical Gum Treatments

(Moderate to Severe Gum Disease)

Plastic Surgery for the Gum

What most people may not realize is how dramatically their oral and overall health can be affected by gum disease. When gingivitis and periodontitis are left untreated, they can harm more than just the soft tissue of the gums; they can also damage the bones that anchor teeth to the jaw and develop holes in the bones around your teeth. If the tissues or bone surrounding your teeth is too damaged to be repaired with non-surgical treatments or if no other periodontal treatment has worked to restore your teeth and a healthy smile, gum surgery is the standard for treating advanced periodontal infection. 

There are two types of surgical periodontal treatments:

Innovative Non-invasive LANAP® Gum Surgery

The Best Non-Invasive Gum Surgery LANAP® is an innovative and painless treatment for managing advanced Gum Disease with only an FDA-Approved Laser. For moderate to severe gum disease, we offer Perio-Lase LANAP® (Laser-assisted new attachment procedure) therapy, which is the first FDA-approved laser technology that is the best alternative to gum surgery because it is less invasive. This modern gum lifts laser technique allows our LANAP® Certified Dentist to remove only diseased tissues without removing or damaging any of the healthy gum. It requires No Cut, No Stitch, No Drill, and No Fear. LANAP® treatment is virtually pain-free. LANAP® is the only scientifically proven methodology that results in true periodontal regeneration, new bone growth, and gum tissue reattachment. It kills the dangerous bacteria and helps to regenerate new gum and bone by stimulating your existing stem cells.  During this procedure, a tiny laser fiber precisely targets diseased tissues and kills germs, then the roots are cleaned and the second laser stimulates new gum attachments. 
Periodontal (Gum) Treatments

Common Facts About LANAP® Laser Therapy

Modern Laser Gum Therapy Vs. Traditional & Invasive Surgery

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Benefits of LANAP® Periodontal Treatments:

Less Bleeding

Faster Recovery

Minimally Invasive

Less Sensitivity

More Effective Gum Therapy

Ideal for hemophilia, HIV, or diabetes patients

No Cutting or Stitching of Gum

Traditional & Invasive Osseous Surgery

In a healthy mouth, the teeth are firmly surrounded by gum tissue and securely supported by the bones of the jaw. Periodontal disease damages these tissues and bones, leaving open spaces around the teeth that we call pockets. The larger these pockets are, the easier it is for bacteria to collect inside them, leading to more and more damage over time. Eventually, the supportive structure degrades to the point that the tooth either falls out or needs to be removed.
During pocket reduction procedures (also known as “flap surgery”), we fold back the gum tissue and remove the bacteria hiding underneath, as well as the hardened plaque and tartar that have collected. We may also remove any tissue that is too damaged to survive. We then sew the healthy tissue back into place. Now that the tooth and root are free of bacteria, plaque, and tartar, and the pockets have been reduced, the gums can reattach to the teeth.

In a healthy mouth, the teeth are firmly surrounded by gum tissue and securely supported by the bones of the jaw. Periodontal disease damages these tissues and bones, leaving open spaces around the teeth that we call pockets. The larger these pockets are, the easier it is for bacteria to collect inside them, leading to more and more damage over time. Eventually, the supportive structure degrades to the point that the tooth either falls out or needs to be removed.
During pocket reduction procedures (also known as “flap surgery”), we fold back the gum tissue and remove the bacteria hiding underneath, as well as the hardened plaque and tartar that have collected. We may also remove any tissue that is too damaged to survive. We then sew the healthy tissue back into place. Now that the tooth and root are free of bacteria, plaque, and tartar, and the pockets have been reduced, the gums can reattach to the teeth.

When the bone and tissue supporting the teeth have been lost due to severe gum disease, we can restore these areas with a regeneration procedure. During this process, we begin by folding back the gum tissue and removing the bacteria, plaque, and tartar. Depending on your situation, we may then perform a bone graft to stimulate new bone growth, or we may apply a special kind of protein that stimulates tissue growth to repair the areas that have been destroyed by the disease.

A frequent symptom of gum disease is gum recession (also called gingival recession). As the gums recede, more of the roots are revealed. This can make teeth appear longer and can also create sensitivity to hot or cold liquids or food. It also exposes the tooth to increased damage from gum disease, as bacteria, plaque, and tartar attack the surface of the tooth and the root.
During a soft-tissue graft of gum grafting, tissue from the top of your mouth or another source is sewed to the gum area, covering the roots and restoring the gum line to its original, healthy location. This procedure can also be performed for cosmetic reasons.

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Tiana Sanchez
Tiana Sanchez
2024-07-10
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Aria Dental has an incredible staff! Upon arrival, to check in, the staff are attentive, professional and caring. I researched several holistic dental offices and found Aria to uphold a level of service that I was looking for. I highly recommend them!
Allen Dad
Allen Dad
2024-07-10
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This office is amazing! The structure and culture of office is top class and felt custom catered from beginning to end. My son is new patient to practice and want the best for my boy. The customer service from front office was very warm and caring. The assistants were very attentive and professional. What made this appointment a complete different experience for my family was a subject that has never been explained or overlook. Sleep Apnea!!! My son is 9 year old active boy. My beast!!! Recently I have notice major changes and have consulted with the best of the best about my son health. I was told this and that but just did not make sense and refused to drug my boy with meds. My consult with Dr Horiyat was for dental related services and had no idea Dr Horiyat also specialized in sleep apnea. After reviewing my son chart and doing her diagnosis she asked how is your son sleeping or doing at night? Some of questions started to make perfect sense and was intrigued to learn more about sleep health. After completing his home sleep study we find my son has obstructive sleep apnea. I don’t think many dentist talk about this due to lack of knowledge or just staying in the box of dentistry. Dr Horiyat is extremely knowledgeable and address all my concerns. I came in for routine dental and walked out proving a better quality of life for my son in finding a solution to his airway problems. Me and my 9 year old walked out with excitement. He said if this makes me a better soccer player I am in hahaha. We have started sleep appliances and instantly notice day and light difference in school in his attitude and he is killing it on the field. This review is way overdue. Aria Dental Dr Horiyat you guys rock and now my whole family will be patients as well!!!!
Hassiba Rashid
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2024-07-10
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I was looking for a painless cavity treatment and I was so happy to find Dr. Horiyat who could treat cavities using laser and ozone technology. Thank you so much Dr. Horiyat! Dr. Horiyat is knowledgeable and is an expert in her field. She stays up to date with the latest technologies regarding holistic dentistry and it shows at her practice. Her employees are also very friendly and treat patients like family.
Shima Amini
Shima Amini
2024-07-10
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My daughter got her braces there and also her sleep study and I cannot say how appreciative me and my husband are. She had such an amazing experience and she’s so excited about her new journey at Aria Dental. Thank you Dr. Horiyat for treating my daughter with passion.
Keri Sukut
Keri Sukut
2024-07-10
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Office is very friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. State of the art equipment and thorough holistic approach.
Jordan Proper
Jordan Proper
2024-07-09
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I cannot recommend Aria Dental enough. Every time I take myself or my family there I am more impressed. They have state of the art equipment that is safe/low radiation, the office is extremely organized and clean and they only use the safest materials for the mouth. I have complete confidence in Dr. Horyiat because she is constantly researching and learning. She follows up with me with research regarding any concerns I have. The cherry on top is her bedside manner, she has a natural maternal care for my kids when they are nervous and she is patient with me as an adult, she has no ego like most dentists do and is very respectful of your decisions. She is also willing to do research if she doesn’t have an answer, that is rare to find! I recommend her to everyone because she is a true biological dentist and the best in her field.
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2024-07-07
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This clinic is very misleading and unorganized!
Dayna Woods
Dayna Woods
2024-07-02
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This clinic was an absolute nightmare, I am from canada suffering with a history of lyme disease and jawbone infection. Dr. Horiyats website is extremely misleading with so much information about cavitations/jawbone infection on her website (some in which have now been taken down) as well as instagram meanwhile she does not even treat these issues! The head receptionist Steve mislead me for over a a month while we spoke about how canada did not treat cavitation and led me to believe they could help me. The whole appt was unbelievable, I didnt even get a proper consultation, the doctor went on about botox in my face even before looking at my scan to confirm if there was cavitation, she was all over the place. I had to prompt her about 3 times to even look at my CBCT. Why would you ever suggest botox on top of active infection, leading me to further problems?? She didnt even sit down and go over my history- they tried to lie and say "they have cameras in the clinic" and say she was with me for 2 hours. On top of that it was like a circus in the clinic with kids running around and no privacy. I then confronted steve who was the one who mislead me so much and he pretty much gaslight the situation saying he thought i was talking about root canals. Not ONE time were root canals brought up in our many discussions prior to me flying down. Root canals can be addressed anywhere! He completely lied to save face. Every single discussion we had i asked him "Dr Horiyat has seen and treated patients with jawbone/cavitation" He would confirm 'Oh yes" and even told me they had patients from Canada there . Then to make matters worse they referred me to another doctor (Dr Fallahs office- in which is another story in its own of dysfunction who also will be getting a review) where we got caught in the middle of lies. It seemed as if this office already have had problems with Dr Horiyat but both lost credibility and lie so i will never know the truth there, but i was the one to suffer for it. I have never seen something so dysfunctional and unprofessional in my life. You have no clue how much time, money and stress you created. I have been through years of suffering-and realizing part of my mission in this life is to exploit doctors for who they are. What goes around comes around. Please keep in mind anyone can be a doctor, their big Doctor title and papers mean nothing and doesnt mean they are a GOOD doctor. Finding a doctor is easy finding a good genuine doctor seems next to impossible these days. Its sad. PS if you look at other reviews, im not the only one who was mislead. Change the info on your website and instagram and please stop misleading people who are in suffering!
Brittany Wahl
Brittany Wahl
2024-06-26
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It was my first time visiting Aria Dental. The staff was incredibly kind and thorough. They answered all my questions and felt very comfortable in their office:)



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