How likely are you to deal with periodontal disease in your lifetime? The answer to this question can depend on several factors. If you have a good oral hygiene routine in place, and take care to avoid tobacco products, you are less likely to let an infection take hold and affect you. With that said, many people who believe they have a good smile care routine in place can experience gingivitis at some point in their lifetime. At the initial stage of an infection, the problem can be addressed and reversed so that there are no long-term issues to worry about. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is here to help by offering preventive periodontal care. We are also ready to provide more advanced procedures if periodontal disease has already progressed and begun attacking your gums.
Are Your Current Habits Putting You At Risk For Periodontal Problems?
If you brush and floss your teeth every day, do you really need to worry about gingivitis? Good habits are important, but consistency is only one part of an effective oral hygiene routine. To make sure your gums are being protected, pay attention to the movements you use when you brush and floss. During both practices, you should clean at your gum line in order to remove bacteria that can cause infections. Ignoring these areas can allow tartar to form at your gum line, and can lead to bacteria traveling beneath your gums.
Avoid Tobacco Use To Protect Your Gums
People who frequently use tobacco products can develop problems with teeth stains, they increase their risk for oral cancer, and they face several other risks to their general health. You might be surprised to know that regular tobacco use can also make you more susceptible to problems with periodontal disease. Reduce your risk by removing these products from your daily life!
We Can Help You Deal With An Active Periodontal Health Concern
If you have developed signs of poor periodontal health, they should be taken seriously. A problem with gingivitis – the early stage of an infection – can be addressed through scaling and root planing. This process will see your teeth cleaned below the gum line. It will also feature a polishing of teeth surfaces to make bacteria less able to gather on portions of your teeth beneath your gums. If the problem has already progressed, and you are dealing with periodontal disease, we can talk to you about ongoing supportive periodontal maintenance to control the condition. It is also possible to directly take on the tissue damage caused by periodontal disease through procedures like PRP therapy, and through laser periodontal treatment.
Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontal Practice Can Help You Keep Your Gums Safe!
At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, patients who are struggling to fight gum disease can come to us for support! In addition to helping people with active periodontal disease, we can provide guidance and diagnostic reviews to determine if periodontal issues are starting to become a concern. To learn more, call Dr. Kania’s periodontal practice today at (760) 642-0711.