Better Gum Health For The New Year

What will you do differently in 2023? If you have struggled with maintaining healthy gums in the past, or if this year has been marked by the onset of periodontal disease, dedicating time and effort to protecting these tissues can have significant value. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can offer different levels of support to patients based on their needs. For some, we can discuss solutions like the start of supportive maintenance appointments and the use of Perio Protect at home. Those who have more advanced problems already can benefit from more involved services, including services that rely on lasers to provide important support while prioritizing your comfort.

Are You Letting Problems With Your Gums Affect Your Smile And Health?

If problems with your periodontal health are not serviced properly, there are serious consequences that can affect you over time. Did you know that unhealthy gums put you at higher risk for tooth loss? The tissue damage and attachment loss caused by bacteria can build to the point where teeth become loose and require extraction. There are also risks to your general health posed by bacteria that can move to different parts of the body and cause harm.

Making Plans To Take On The Consequences Of Periodontal Disease

The consequences of periodontal disease should not be taken lightly, but they can be effectively addressed with the right services. For patients who require more advanced help, we can recommend different solutions such as treatment with laser technology and the use of holistic care in the form of PRP therapy and ozone therapy. However, this is not always what is required. To help you avoid problems, we can discuss the start of supportive periodontal maintenance. These sessions will replace the regular dental cleanings that happen during general dentist’s exams. They include the removal of bacteria that can build up at the roots of teeth and at the gum line; fighting these microbes can stop new threats from forming and affecting you.

Using Perio Protect To Take Care Of Your Gums At Home

With the added support of Perio Protect, you can more effectively manage problems with your gums while at home! Patients who receive this support receive trays that are custom-made for them as well as antimicrobial agents that fight the buildup of bacteria that can occur in the course of the day.

Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Improving Your Gum Health

By committing to better gum health in the new year, you can protect yourself against threats that lead to tooth loss and general health problems. Our practice is excited to help you protect yourself, and we can offer both in-office care and guidance to make prevention easier at home. If you would like to find out more, call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.