Periodontal disease isn’t just common, it’s also a serious threat to every facet of your oral health if it’s allowed to develop. The extensive damage it could cause to your gums, periodontal ligaments, and jawbone structure can lead to serious conditions including tooth loss. Fortunately, patients in Encinitas/San Diego have a variety of options for restoring their healthy gums, many of which include holistic periodontal treatments that boost your gums’ natural ability to fight off disease and heal.
What is ozone therapy?
The building blocks of periodontal disease are the oral bacteria that accumulate on your teeth and gums every day. Specific types of these bacteria directly attack your periodontal tissues, leading to infection and inflammation that destroys the tissues. However, harmful oral bacteria are also anaerobic, meaning they thrive on a lack of oxygen to survive. Ozone therapy is the introduction of oxygen into diseased areas of your gums to more effectively combat the bacteria infecting them.
What is Perio-Protect?
For improved bacteria-fighting results, your periodontist might also suggest Perio Protect, an ongoing maintenance solution involving a potent but safe anti-bacterial agent. If your periodontist recommends Perio Protect, you can apply your treatment daily to your gums with the help of custom-designed trays. Through routine care, you can reduce the inflammation in your gums and slow down or halt the progression of your disease between visits to your periodontist.
What is platelet-rich therapy?
Aside from oxygen and Perio Protect to fight off bacteria, holistic periodontal care also involves boosting your periodontal tissues’ ability to protect themselves from these microbes. The healing factor of your gums stems from the platelets in your blood, which are the regenerative parts of your blood cells. Platelet-rich plasma and fibrin treatments use your own platelets to increase the ability and rate of your gums’ healing factor.
Learn how to holistically heal your gums
The best way to prevent or deal with periodontal disease is to address the disease as holistically and naturally as possible. For more information, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kania by calling her periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.