Berkeley, California (EastBayDaily) — Dr. Keith Chertok can help Berkeley patients aiming to improve their oral health this year by performing advanced gum disease treatments. Many people do not realize that their oral health can seriously affect their overall health and that receiving gum disease treatment can lower the risk of health problems like heart disease. Dr. Chertok advises patients to be alert to gum disease symptoms like inflamed or bleeding gums so that they can seek treatment and protect their general health this year.
Dr. Chertok encourages patient awareness of periodontal disease and its risks because the condition affects so many people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that 47.2 percent of adults over 30 suffer from the disease, while 70.1 percent of adults over 65 do. The condition occurs more commonly among men, smokers, and people who live below poverty level. People with diabetes and genetic factors may also have a higher risk of developing periodontal disease. People who make a goal of preventing or treating periodontal disease in 2014 should be alert to symptoms such as bleeding gums, gum recession, gum inflammation, pain or sensitivity, and changes in the positioning of teeth.
Patients who recognize periodontal disease early may avoid numerous harmful health consequences. Gum disease can cause loss of teeth and bone, and it can have negative effects elsewhere in the body. Research indicates that gum disease is linked to a higher risk of memory problems, pancreatic cancer, and heart disease. Fortunately, early gum disease treatment can mitigate the risk of these health problems developing. Dr. Chertok employs various methods to treat the different stages of periodontal disease; treatment options include scaling and root planing, periodontal maintenance, gingivectomy, and laser gum surgery.
People who resolve to improve their oral health this year should make brushing, flossing, rinsing, and visiting the dentist a regular part of their routines. Patients who notice symptoms like receding or bleeding gums should make seeking professional treatment a priority. Anyone who needs additional information or needs to schedule an appointment for gum disease treatment is welcome to call Dr. Chertok's office or visit his website.
About the Doctor
Keith Chertok, DDS is a periodontist offering personalized dental care for Berkeley, CA gum disease patients. Dr. Chertok graduated in the top five percent of his class from the New York University College of Dentistry and was elected to the honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He received the Quintessence Award for excellence in Periodontics and went on to complete a Hospital Residency program at the New York VA hospital. Dr. Chertok arrived in California to study Periodontics and Implantology at UCSF. He taught at the Dugoni School of Dentistry and UCSF dental school and continues to teach education courses to dentists and dental hygienists. Dr. Chertok is the attending periodontist in charge of periodontal education for the dental residents at the Veterans Hospital Healthcare System of Northern California at Mare Island. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Keith Chertok and his dental services visit his website at http://www.berkeleyperiodontist.com and call 510-423-0748.