Do You Have Sore Gums?

Affordable Sherman Oaks Dentistry Every Van Nuys dentistry patient’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. If you are diligent about oral hygiene and have healthy gums, these microbes usually don’t affect your health. However, if you have gum disease, bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your gums and cause problems.

Gingivitis is the term for the mild gum disease. At Sherman Oaks Dental, we routinely discover gingivitis in Van Nuys clients who are not even aware they have the condition.

The first signs of gingivitis are swollen, sore gums.

It is important for our Van Nuys cosmetic dental patients to understand that it is not normal for gums to bleed when they are brushed or flossed. If you haven’t had an oral examination in a while and live in the Van Nuys area, call Sherman Oaks Dental at 818-672-1288. Dr. Michael Bjornbak thoroughly exams teeth and gums and takes time to discuss the results and recommendations with each Van Nuys dentistry patient.

Sherman Oaks Dental is a full-service dental practice at 4849 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 101, Sherman Oaks, CA. We provide comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry for clients who live in Sherman Oaks and the nearby communities of Studio City, Encino and Burbank.

During your dentist consultation, we can discuss any cosmetic or restorative procedures in which you are interested. Some of the Encino procedures that we use to create perfect smiles are porcelain veneers, orthodontics, dental implants and tooth whitening. Our hygienists are skilled professionals who perform the ultimate in dental deep-cleanings.

Oral health and overall health go hand in hand. Schedule a dental consultation today by calling 818-672-1288 or visiting us online at