Periodontal disease occurs in several different stages ranging from minor (gingivitis) to severe (periodontitis). Yet, the disease typically develops the same way – harmful oral bacteria overwhelm your gums, working their way underneath them and infecting the tissues. The level of damage the disease causes depends on the stage that it’s in when it’s treated, and the extent of treatment depends on how severe your periodontal disease is. For many patients in Encinitas/San Diego, that treatment can be more natural and minimally invasive thanks to the help of advanced, holistic periodontal treatment options.
Eliminating Microbes with Ozone Therapy
Because harmful oral bacteria are the building blocks of periodontal disease, they’re also the main target of your periodontal cleaning and maintenance. The first step to restoring your periodontal health is to remove the bacteria that cause periodontal disease. That often includes periodontal cleaning, or scaling and root planing, to gently but successfully remove the bacteria that have clung to your teeth roots. It can also include the use of concentrated ozone therapy, which involves the application of oxygen to diseased areas of your gums. Because most harmful oral bacteria are anaerobic, meaning oxygen makes them weak, ozone therapy helps significantly improve the success of your periodontal treatment and maintenance.
Using Platelets to Heal Your Gum Tissues
When periodontal disease progresses, it can destroy an increasing amount of your gum tissues. Part of restoring your periodontal health may require removing these diseased parts of your periodontal tissues so that the healthy tissue can heal. However, for many patients, we may recommend platelet-rich plasma therapy to boost the tissues’ ability to heal. Platelets are the regenerative cells fragments that play a significant role in healing. By utilizing your own platelets, we can help your periodontal tissues health and minimize or eliminate the need for more extensive treatment.
Benefit from More Holistic Periodontal Care
The point of holistic periodontal care and maintenance is to boost your natural abilities to fight and heal from periodontal disease. For more information, or to find out if you can benefit from holistic periodontal treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kania by calling her periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.