How Gum Line Recession Hurts Your Smile

If you do not respond to the early signs of gum disease, your infection can cause more trouble than you may expect. There are some serious consequences, including tooth loss and difficulty managing your general health, that you should know about. While gum line recession is less serious than these issues, it can have a serious impact on your appearance, and it makes you more vulnerable to future problems. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is here to help those who struggle with this issue. Because we have access to laser technology, we can provide a less invasive gum grafting procedure, one that does not require sutures and offers a shorter recovery period! (more…)

Performing Work To Restore Your Full Smile

Periodontal problems can affect your well-being in several worrying ways, and they can also have a big impact on your smile. One serious concern is that you will lose teeth due to tissue damage from your infection. If this occurs, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist can help. We work with patients with incomplete smiles by providing dental implants that will permanently support prosthetic restorations. We can also help you manage an active infection to prepare you for the work to replace teeth that you have lost. Some patients will need preparatory work to prepare for a successful implant placement, something that we can also provide at our office. (more…)

Is It Gingivitis Or Periodontal Disease?

You may have a tendency to use the terms “gingivitis” and “gum disease” interchangeably, and assume there is no difference to worry over. What you should know is that while gingivitis is an early stage of an infection that is still reversible, gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, can refer to a more severe infection that is more difficult to manage. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can provide evaluations to help patients understand what they are dealing with, which can then help us determine how to best help them. If preventive care is no longer an effective means of restoring your gum health, we can review more involved procedures that can help you. (more…)

Fighting Periodontal Bacteria With Oxygen

Does it matter when you learn that you need treatment for gum disease? An early warning can lead to preventive services, which can reverse the infection before you have long-term difficulties to worry over. In time, as bacteria continue to spread and periodontal pockets deepen, you can experience more worrying concerns and have more trouble managing the problem. At this stage, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help you learn more about your treatment options. One approach relies on concentrated oxygen to destroy harmful microbes. Part of the appeal of this procedure, known as ozone therapy, is that it can rid you of unwelcome anaerobic bacteria without affecting healthy microbes. (more…)

Patient Comfort And Gum Disease Treatment

Periodontal bacteria can continue to spread and attack your gum tissues as you go without professional dental care. In time, the accumulation of harmful microbes can lead to something more severe than gingivitis, which can change the way you need to be treated. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can help you manage an advanced infection by offering different treatment options. If the idea of scheduling oral health care makes you uneasy, or if you are concerned about what a particular treatment might involve, we can help! We use advanced laser tools to make procedures easier, and we can use sedation to help you remain calm and comfortable while you are treated. (more…)

Can Tobacco Use Affect Your Gums?

You need to look beyond brushing and flossing if you want to examine all of your habits that can affect your oral health. Other daily behaviors, such as tobacco use, also influence your risk for dental and periodontal problems. While you may recognize that this habit is a potential threat to your general health, and that it can cause embarrassing teeth stains, you should know that tobacco use can also make you more vulnerable to gum disease. If you do experience issues with this condition, it can lead to problems with your overall well-being and raise your risk for tooth loss! Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help you understand your risks when it comes to infections, and we can help you identify changes in your life that can better protect your periodontal tissues. (more…)

Safely Taking Care Of Periodontal Bacteria

Periodontal bacteria cause problems with your health that should not be disregarded or ignored. In time, an infection can make it difficult for you to prevent tooth loss, as worsening damage to the tissues that support teeth will occur. These bacteria can also cause issues in other areas of your body over time, making an infection a threat to your general health. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can recommend different solutions when patients present problems with gum disease. If we catch the problem in time, preventive care can keep you safe from complications. That being said, we are here to help when patients have more advanced problems. We can use laser treatment and other procedures to take on potentially severe infections. (more…)

Evaluating Your Current Periodontal Health

How should you approach treatment for gum disease? If you have to contend with gingivitis, the initial stage of an infection, preventive care can effectively reverse your condition and give you healthy tissues again. For those who have more serious infections, more involved treatments are going to be necessary to prevent complications. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we help people with different degrees of infections to worry over. Those who have more advanced problems can learn about more involved services that protect them against periodontal, dental, and general health concerns associated with gum disease. (more…)

Taking Advantage Of Perio Protect

Are you interested in learning what more you can do to protect yourself against periodontal disease? For those who have struggled to prevent this problem, or those who are currently fighting it, extra support can be valuable. After all, an infection that is not properly managed can have significant consequences – tooth loss is just one of several issues you are more likely to experience if this affects you! At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal office, we can provide extra support by supplying you with Perio Protect, a dedicated treatment for periodontal disease that you can perform at home. (more…)

Faster Recovery For Damaged Gum Tissues

Tissue damage is a real problem for people who are trying to manage periodontal disease. Because of this, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice offers PRP therapy, which relies on platelet-rich plasma to encourage healthy growth. Platelets provide a vital role in helping your body heal areas that have been hurt. This is one of many services we provide that focus on both effective treatment for gum disease and holistic, patient-friendly care. If you are unsure of how serious your oral health issues might be, or if you are searching for a second opinion about your gums after a visit with your general dentist, we are here to help! (more…)