Is it time for you to start worrying about periodontal disease? Gingivitis, the initial stage of an infection that affects your gums, is a cause for concern. With that said, you should be aware that without timely care, that initial infection can turn into a more serious problem, one that demands more involved care. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help you evaluate just how serious an infection might be when you see us for a digital diagnostic review. The information we gather can help us determine what kind of support you need to control periodontal disease and prevent potentially serious complications.
Should You Schedule An Evaluation Of Your Periodontal Health?
If you have struggled with gum disease, or if you are looking for a second opinion after feedback from your general dentist, we can help! Our digital imaging technology gives us the ability to carefully evaluate your periodontal health. We can determine if your infection has progressed to the point where supportive periodontal maintenance, or more involved care, might be necessary. With this knowledge, we can start discussing your next steps, and what you can do to stay on top of your health needs!
The Difference Between Gingivitis And Periodontal Disease
Gingivitis is the initial stage of an infection that forms when bacteria start to gather on the roots of your teeth. When these microbes move below your gum line, they can cause symptoms like swelling or discoloration of your tissues, they can make you bleed more easily when brushing and flossing, and they can even start to cause gum line recession. These problems also lead to the formation of pockets between your teeth and gums, which can deepen as the problem grows more serious. If your infection does develop into periodontal disease, we can discuss different treatments that can control or target the damage done to your gums.
Services We Provide To Fight Periodontal Disease
Supportive periodontal maintenance provides ongoing care to remove bacteria from your teeth roots before they can cause problems for your overall health. Patients with periodontal disease can arrange these as a replacement for their regular teeth cleanings. If we identify signs of damage after your review, we can discuss other services that are beneficial, including treatments with laser technology that help remove bacteria as well as diseased gums.
Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist To Arrange A Diagnostic Review
Through careful study, we can determine just how serious your issues with gum disease have become, and what kind of services can help you. For those who need help managing their condition, we provide many different services that both control and target damage from a serious infection. If you have questions or wish to set up an appointment, call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.