Women face unique challenges when it comes to the health of their gums. It is important that you talk with our dentists, Dr. Homa H. Zadeh, Dr. Ali Zadeh, Dr. Sara Tanavoli or Dr. Karen Wager, about those challenges and the treatments available to address them.

While hormonal changes can occur both genders, women are specifically susceptible to them at different life stages such as pregnancy and menopause. Changes in hormones during pregnancy can increase the risk of gingivitis and you should plan on seeing us more often during your second trimester. If you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or think that you might be, you should let our office know as soon as possible. During menopause, hormonal changes can decrease the amount of saliva that your body produces which can have a negative impact on your gums and your teeth.

Oral contraceptives can cause your gums to swell or become inflamed. If you are experiencing this problem, please contact our office. It is always a good idea to talk to your dentist about all medications, including vitamin and herbal supplements that you are using.

Menstruation can cause your gums to swell and bleed and sores may occur. Contact our office any time you notice these symptoms.

Depending on the cause and severity of your gum recession, Dr. Zadeh may suggest using the VISTA technique to improve your oral health. The VISTA technique combines gum and sometimes bone grafts with a platelet-rich fibrin treatment to increase the amount of healthy gum tissue. Dr. Zadeh has pioneered this procedure, and our team will be happy tell you more during your visit.

If you would like to make an appointment to learn more about women’s periodontal care in Woodland Hills, California, call 818-703-7733 today to schedule your visit to Brighton Periodontal & Implant Dental Group.