Periodontal Disease Treatment
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Tustin Periodontics offer periodontal disease treatment to residence of Tustin,, Irvine, Costa Mesa and surrounding areas.

65 Years And Older
80% of all patients over 65 have some form of periodontal disease
Diabetes and Heart Disease
Periodontal disease is linked to diabetes and heart disease.
Coronary Artery Disease
People with periodontal disease are twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease.
Pregnant women who have periodontal disease may be seven times more likely to have a baby that is born too early and too small

The effects of gum disease can extend beyond just your mouth.

Your mouth is the gateway to your body. It might surprise you to know that the health of your mouth has a direct impact on the health of the rest of your body. Regular brushing and flossing are essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. But did you know that good oral hygiene also helps prevent other serious health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke? Educating patients about the powerful relationship between oral health and general health is crucial to maintaining optimum wellness.

Gum disease can have consequences that go beyond tooth loss and gum damage. A plethora of research shows a strong link between gum disease and multiple bodily systems and organs. For example, gum disease can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke by promoting the formation of blood clots in the bloodstream. It is also linked to diabetes due to the increased inflammatory response in the body. Gum disease has also been linked to memory problems, certain types of cancer, and birthing and fetal health issues.

Periodontal infection is the primary cause of gum disease. Symptoms of gum disease include redness, swelling, and bleeding gums, and bad breath. If left untreated, the infection can spread to other parts of the body through the bloodstream. Reducing bacterial colonies in the mouth is essential to minimize the systemic effects of gum disease.

Treatment methods for gum disease may include scaling and root planing, antibiotics, and laser therapy. Early detection and prevention are essential to preserving healthy teeth and gums. Working with a dental health professional to determine the best course of treatment based on your individual situation will help prevent further complications.

Maintaining good oral hygiene habits at home, such as brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and using mouthwash, is essential. Scheduling regular check-ups and cleanings with your dental health provider will help detect and prevent dental issues before they become serious. Additionally, taking steps to promote good overall health through proper nutrition, exercise, and avoidance of tobacco products will benefit your oral health.


Taking care of your oral health is a crucial part of overall wellness. A healthy mouth means a healthier, happier life. Understanding the link between oral health and general health means that you can take preventative steps to avoid complications down the line. Seek professional guidance from dental health experts to take the first step towards a healthier smile and a healthier body. Contact Dr. Lu's dental office in Tustin for a consultation and prioritize good oral hygiene and overall health today.

What Some of Our Patients are Saying

Mariaelena Carrillo
Everyone is very friendly and understanding! I got my wisdom teeth removed from this location and I wasn’t feeling too good after and they helped watch over me and next thing you know I’m feeling way better after a few minutes of their help!:) I come back in for my checkup appointment and they were super helpful with any questions I had and the healing process went smoothly!
This is a very conscientious Practice. I Love my Periodontist Mr. SHELDON LU, DMD, MS he is caring, Extremely thorough , Answers all my questions with pleasure. Office staff Nancy, Maria and the rest of the staff there are same as Mr. SHELDON LU!! I’m glad I found him , and his wonderful staff. Makes a difference to me when people care. I would recommend this office anyone five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️from me , thank you for everything.
Victoria Shebala
Dr Lu is an excellent periodontist. He doesn’t believe in giving a patient too many medications when they are not necessary. He really cares about his patients. He makes sure to keep the patient’s teeth and gums clean to prevent any serious gum disease. I am one of his patients and highly recommend him. The members of his office staff and assistants are very professional.
Queenie Zhao
The clinic recommended by a friend specializing in the treatment of periodontal disease provided me with satisfactory service from the appointment to the post-operative period. Dr. Lu is very professional,he’s so considerate and gently answered my questions, he also taught me how to take care of my teeth every day. The front desk and the dental assistant are very warm and polite too.
Peterzj Luo
Small office, but very cozy and friendly. This is my first visit. I am very much impressed by Dr. Lu's professionalism and expert knowledge. He did a thorough examination and explained treatment options in easy-to-understand language. I feel very comfortable and well treated. I definitely would come back and recommend to others.
Farhat Farooqui
I was nervous before my tooth extraction and grafting procedure, but I knew I was in good hands with Dr Sheldon Lu and his staff. Dr Lu’s expertise and gentleness, and his staff’s efficiency and genuine concern for the patients made the surgical experience as pleasant as such a procedure can be. I would recommend Iconic Periodontics 100% to anyone. Thank you, Dr Lu and staff!
Stilian Halembakov
Very friendly and nice team. Dr Sheldon Li is soft-spoken and gentle, thorough in his dental expertise without pushing for a decision on proposed action plan. Highly recommended !
Julisa T
I love this dentist office. The front office is always kind, professional and very efficient. The dentists are always gentle quick and do an amazing job. I am a big chicken when it comes to any kind of invasive procedures, even minor ones. But I always feel at ease when I come here.10 ⭐️’s
Jennifer Joy Miller
From the first point of contact on the phone I knew IPDI was a great place. After meeting Dr. Sheldon Lu, it was clear we’d found a gem. Dr Sheldon Lu and his team are professional, genuinely kind, caring and confident. You feel like not only have you met a great dentist, but made a new friend. Dr. Sheldon Lu is an honest dentist who instills trust in his patients by being upfront and genuine. I appreciate each staff member as well. Kind, clear and positive people work here.
Phuongut Huynh
I had a wonderful experience at this place . Service was fast and the staff were very friendly. They made sure all concern I had about my teeth were answer . They took time to answer my questions and explain everything well to me . I came for a regular check up and cleaning done . The place was very nice. I usually don’t liked coming to a dentist office but for sure I will return back for my next checkup and cleaning Thanks to Dr Sheldon luu and his wonderful staff for such taking good care of me !

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