3 Treatments To Target Periodontal Bacteria

When you have problems with poor periodontal health that are not managed properly, you can face higher risks from tooth loss. You should also be concerned because you can experience complications with your general health, including complications that raise your risk for heart disease. For patients with more significant issues with gum disease, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can provide solutions that remove harmful bacteria as well as infected tissues. We can also provide preventive services that target unwelcome microbes, which can help you avoid the onset of complications. Specialized periodontal cleanings can help, as can holistic care in the form of ozone therapy, which deals with harmful bacteria while still preserving healthy microbes.

1. Ozone Therapy Uses Oxygen To Selectively Target Harmful Bacteria

With ozone therapy, we have the means to selectively target the bacteria that cause problems for your periodontal health without affecting those microbes that contribute to your mouth’s healthy ecosystem. The unwelcome bacteria are anaerobic, which means concentrations of oxygen in liquid or gas form can deal with them without causing a larger disruption by affecting the bacteria that we depend on. By preserving your mouth’s natural ecosystem, we help you sustain your well-being and avoid new issues.

2. A Scaling And Root Planing Can Clear Away The Bacteria On Your Roots

Scaling and root planing is a procedure that leads to the dedicated removal of bacteria that have accumulated on the roots. This is more involved than the standard cleaning that takes place during a dental exam. To fully tend to the problems with your periodontal health, this procedure may require two appointments. We can provide local anesthesia to help prevent potential discomfort that may accompany your care.

3. Supportive Periodontal Maintenance Can Help You Regularly Control Problems With Gum Disease

Patients with a history of problems with their gums can transition from traditional dental cleanings to supportive periodontal maintenance. Frequently performed on a quarterly rather than a semiannual basis, this cleaning takes on bacteria that can gather at the bases of teeth and under the gums. When it is performed consistently, it can protect you against complications from gum disease that lead to tooth loss and other potentially serious matters.

Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Treatment To Fight Periodontal Bacteria

With the right services, problems with periodontal bacteria can be effectively managed. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA office provides different strategies for taking on harmful microbes, and can provide a consistent cleaning schedule to help you stay safe from harm. If you would like to find out more about how these services can help you, or if you need more involved care in response to a more severe case of periodontal disease, please call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.