Are Your Habits Putting You At Risk For Gum Disease?

Why would anyone want to deal with periodontal disease? An infection that attacks your gum tissues can create serious problems over time if it is not swiftly managed. A person who struggles with gum disease can have a higher risk for tooth loss, and they can be more susceptible to certain general health issues as a result of their condition. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we are ready to provide modern treatments for your periodontal troubles. We can also talk to you about your habits that might increase your risk for future problems. Recognizing and correcting behaviors that increase your risk for gum disease can help you preserve a better, healthier smile over time! (more…)

Take Part In San Diego’s Aloha Run Event September 8!

On Sunday, September 8, San Diego residents can enjoy an invigorating race, and spend the day feeling transported to Hawaii! The Aloha Race is a festive 5K and 10K running event that adds a tropical flair to the running experience. Participants are encouraged to show up wearing their Hawaiian shirts and other themed attire for the races, and are encouraged to stick around for a special luau. Live performers, fun demonstrations, and photo opportunities will be happening at the event. Running can help you keep your heart healthy. Did you know that your periodontal health can also have an impact on your heart? Untreated periodontal disease can actually make a person more susceptible to heart troubles. Fortunately, you can count on our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice for important help managing gum disease! (more…)

Addressing Your Issues With Your Receding Gum Line

After your troubles with gingivitis are treated, you can see your gums recover from several unsightly issues. Common symptoms of gingivitis include swelling of your gum tissues, reddening, and a tendency to bleed. With that said, people who struggle with periodontal infections, and periodontal disease, can find that certain problems arise that have a more consequential effect on their smile. One problem in particular is a recession of your gum tissues. Gum line recession can hurt the quality of your smile, while also exposing portions of your teeth that are more sensitive, and more vulnerable to decay. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, Dr. Kania can provide treatment through a pinhole gum grafting procedure, which relies on a more conservative approach to restoring a person’s gum line! (more…)

Discussing Gum Disease With A Periodontal Specialist

What makes periodontal care so important? How much trouble are you really in if you have unresolved issues with gum disease? People who neglect to take care of their gums can experience worrying problems over time. Periodontal disease can lead to the destruction of tissues that keep teeth supported, which can result in tooth loss. Problems can also make you vulnerable to other health issues, including heart disease! A periodontal specialist can help you make sure your gums are receiving quality care, particularly when you are struggling with an infection. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we use advanced diagnostic images to carefully study your condition, and we provide several advanced treatment options to take on an infection! (more…)

Take Part In The 15th LeucadiART Walk Event In Encinitas!

During the LeucadiART Walk Event, visitors and Encinitas residents can gather to enjoy an array of artworks, plus refreshments, live entertainment, fun kids’ activities, and more! This is a revival of a classic art event hosted in the Leucadia community, one that now welcomes thousands to enjoy a wonderful celebration of creativity and local history. This year’s event takes place on August 25, and is FREE to attend! When you care about a place, you can be inspired to create events that the public will love. When you care about your smile, you should be attentive to the needs of your teeth, AND your gums. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can help you protect your gums against destructive periodontal disease. (more…)

What Role Can Laser Treatment Play In Periodontal Care?

Fighting periodontal disease is important, as the problem can create notable consequences if it is not managed. At the initial stage of an infection, when someone experiences gingivitis, they can experience periodontal swelling, reddening, and bleeding. When the problem progresses, the bacteria that accumulate under your gums can start causing serious damage to the tissues that keep your teeth in place. That destruction can cause a person to suffer tooth loss over time. In addition to affecting your smile and oral health, periodontal disease can also elevate your risk for suffering heart disease! At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can fight the bacteria under your gums by using advanced, laser-based periodontal treatment! (more…)

You Should Be Concerned By Signs Of Gum Disease

So you have started to notice that something might be wrong with your gums…what should you do about it? If you are not aware of how serious gum disease can become, you may be tempted to leave the problem alone, and hope everything returns to normal after a short time. This can be a mistake, as periodontal disease can become difficult to maintain if the condition is allowed to worsen. A person who suffers from periodontal disease faces a higher risk for tooth loss, and they can have a more difficult time addressing other health matters. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can tell you what is going on with your periodontal health, and recommend the appropriate response! (more…)

Check Out The Cardiff Dog Days Of Summer Event In Encinitas!

On Sunday, August 11, residents of Encinitas, CA and surrounding areas can let their summer go to the dogs by checking out the Cardiff Dog Days Of Summer event! Cardiff Dog Days Of Summer is a FREE event where dog owners can gather at Encinitas Community Park to enjoy live music, fun contests, and great refreshments. Your furry friend probably brings smiles to many faces when you take them out for a walk. If you want to preserve a smile that you are happy with, you should pay attention to the health of your gums, as periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss! Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help you maintain healthy gums, and offer support if you already struggle with an infection. (more…)

Setting A Second Opinion Appointment To Discuss Gum Disease

When you have concerns about the health of your gums, you should take them seriously. If you do not receive the appropriate care for issues connected to periodontal disease, you can wind up developing persistent problems that are hard to manage. Over time, a person struggling with periodontal disease can become more vulnerable to heart troubles, and other general health issues. They can also have a heightened risk for tooth loss! If you want to follow up on initial concerns about your periodontal health expressed by your dentist, make an appointment at our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice. At our office, we can talk to you about your condition, and explore the benefits of modern treatment to protect your gums, and your smile! (more…)

Using Dental Sedation To Make Periodontal Treatments Easier

Untreated problems that impact your periodontal health can lead to serious consequences, including issues with serious tooth loss! With this in mind, it can be easy to see why many people are eager to arrange treatment to manage their periodontal disease. Unfortunately, some people can face struggles with dental anxiety, causing them to avoid beneficial treatments. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA dental practice, we can provide dental sedation before a procedure. A sedative can effectively create a sense of relaxation that makes treatment easier to undergo. Because different people have different levels of anxiety around oral health treatments, we do offer more than one form of dental sedation. (more…)