Adding Perio Protect To Your Oral Care

Your oral care routine should provide a strong line of defense against gum disease as well as tooth decay. If you are effectively brushing and flossing, you can remove oral bacteria before they accumulate under the gum line and create problems for you. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can offer in-office care for problems with your gums as well as additional protection that you can rely on at home. By supplying you with Perio Protect, we can give you the resources to provide concentrated care against harmful microbes. When included in your routine, this can help you control and avoid consequences from an infection. (more…)

Gum Disease And Dental Sensitivity

Heightened dental sensitivity can be a problem that frustrates you throughout your typical day. Sensitivity to temperatures and certain foods and drinks can lead to discomfort that intrudes on your life at different times. Unfortunately, when this problem is linked to the exposure of tooth structure that has less natural protection, it can also mean you are more vulnerable to oral health problems. One reason for this exposure is gum line recession, which is often linked to gum disease. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can look into treating this problem for you. In fact, we can actually provide information on how we can address this matter without the need for you to have sutures, as we rely on the Pinhole Surgical Technique to improve the experience for patients. (more…)

Making Periodontal Care More Comfortable

There are different obstacles that stand between people and the right smile care. Sometimes, that obstacle is a concern about the discomfort they might feel during a procedure. This anxiety can make it hard to contact a specialist about an issue like gum disease even when a patient is aware of how harmful this condition can be. There are several ways in which our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can make your visits to our location easier. In addition to using advanced diagnostic imaging technology to make your initial visit easier, we can provide different services that use advanced tools to make your periodontal treatment more comfortable. We can also provide dental sedation to people who have anxiety around oral health care, which can lead to important relief from negative feelings. (more…)

Discuss Implant Dentistry With Your Periodontist

Your issues with periodontal disease can have significant effects on your appearance as well as your health. One of the consequences people can experience is tooth loss, as oral bacteria can damage surrounding tissues and lead to a concerning loss of support for them. In addition to helping patients deal with an infection to prevent this from happening, we can meet with those who are interested in what they can do about restoring their already incomplete smile. Through implant dentistry, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal office can recommend a permanent solution, one that can support your appearance and dental health. We can also provide the appropriate preparatory work to ensure that your procedure is successful. (more…)

Treating Problems Caused By Gum Disease

When people are aware of how harmful gum disease can become, they can feel more prepared to seek care as soon as possible to avoid more serious consequences. When periodontal disease is present, it can cause you to experience worrying cosmetic and oral health problems, and it can even lead to complications with your general well-being. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can provide specialized care to help those individuals who are trying to control a serious infection. With advanced services and laser technology, we can make managing your condition easier for you. We can also provide ongoing preventive services to help you avoid the more serious consequences of your condition. (more…)

Scheduling Pinhole Gum Grafting Treatment

When you experience problems with gum line recession, you can have both cosmetic concerns and trouble with physical discomfort. Unfortunately, when periodontal tissues recede, they can reveal portions of our teeth that lack the natural protection afforded to the portions that are normally uncovered. This can lead to more vulnerability to oral health problems, and it can cause frustrating issues with sensitivity. To take on this issue and the esthetic effect of recession, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can recommend that you arrange a gum grafting procedure that relies on the Pinhole Surgical Technique. Through pinhole gum grafting, we can restore your gum line and smile while minimizing the overall changes and removing the need for sutures! (more…)

A Second Opinion About Your Gum Health

If your general dentist expresses concerns about your periodontal health, you can benefit from a second opinion with a specialist in gum treatment. There are several reasons why additional information can benefit you. Having a clearer picture about the problem can help you understand the threat it poses. It will also help you because you can learn about treatment options tailored to your specific needs. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA area periodontal practice, we can use advanced imaging technology to let you know what your current health needs are. From there, we can discuss effective options for care. (more…)

Protection Through Scaling And Root Planing

Every time you brush and floss your teeth, you have the opportunity to protect your gums against an infection. Thorough care is important because you need to reach every part of your smile, including the spaces where your teeth and gum line meet. For patients who are already struggling with periodontal disease, or need to address gingivitis before their condition worsens, professional treatment can be helpful. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA area periodontal practice, we can provide a scaling and root planing to remove the harmful microbes that are already present under your gum line. The process does more than just remove the immediate threat, as we can smooth the tooth structure and make it more difficult for new bacteria to gather and accumulate. (more…)

Can Quitting Tobacco Protect Your Gums?

When you think about the actions that affect your oral health, you can find that stopping certain behaviors can have value. Tobacco use can negatively impact your well-being in several ways. As far as your periodontal health is concerned, your consumption of cigarettes and other products with tobacco can make you more vulnerable to infections that lead to tissue damage, tooth loss, and general health troubles. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is able to help you take on problems in our office. We are also prepared to support you by providing guidance to help you lower your risks and better protect your gums! (more…)

Can Treatment Encourage Healthy Gum Growth?

There are more severe consequences to not treating gum disease properly than you might anticipate. In time, an infection can cause alarming damage to the surrounding gums and hard tissues, your risk for tooth loss can increase, and you can experience new health troubles as bacteria spread beyond the roots of teeth by entering your bloodstream. There are different solutions to the problems your condition may have caused. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can help you understand what your current needs are, and we can recommend advanced services to help. This includes holistic treatment options such as PRP therapy, which uses platelet-rich plasma to speed up the natural growth and recovery processes in areas that have suffered harm. (more…)