Why We Turn To PRP Therapy To Encourage Gum Tissue Recovery

The tissue damage caused by periodontal disease is not something to take lightly. As time passes, the damage to your gums and jawbone tissues will take support away from your teeth, increasing your risk for tooth loss over time. In order to help patients who are already struggling with these issues, Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice will provide a variety of services capable of dealing with bacteria as well as damage that has already occurred. Through PRP therapy, we can use platelet-rich plasma to encourage your gums to recover from the harm already done by your infection. This natural recovery can help you manage your condition and stop struggling with problems affected by poor gum health. (more…)

Are You Dealing With Gingivitis, Or Periodontal Disease?

The progression of gum disease affects how you can be treated, and what kind of symptoms you can experience. Gingivitis is the first stage of a periodontal infection. When bacteria begin to infiltrate your gums, there are symptoms like sensitivity to bleeding, swelling, and chronic bad breath that you can experience. If an infection worsens, it becomes difficult to manage, and it can cause more significant problems. You will be at risk for tooth loss, and you can become vulnerable to other health conditions as bacteria move to different parts of your body. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can provide a diagnostic review to determine just how serious your condition might be. Once this is done, we can talk to you about how your infection has progressed, and what should be done to manage it. (more…)

How Periodontal Disease Causes Cosmetic Problems

What do you need to do to make sure your smile stays attractive? Preventing tooth decay is important, and so is avoiding dental injuries and enamel stains. With that said, you should also pay attention to your periodontal health if you want to remain confident in the way you look. One symptom of poor periodontal health is gum line recession. When your gums recede, they can make teeth look too long, change your smile symmetry, and generally cause concerns about the way certain teeth look because more of them are exposed. If periodontal disease becomes serious enough, your condition can lead to tooth loss! To help patients avoid the cosmetic and health problems associated with gum disease, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can offer a variety of services to help you protect your smile and well-being! (more…)

3 Choices That Make You Vulnerable To Periodontal Disease

If you want to protect yourself against potentially serious oral health issues, you should take care to keep your gums safe from infection. As important as it is to avoid the formation of cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease can lead to notable long-term consequences. One of those consequences is tooth loss – complications from infection actually lead all other causes of this problem. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, Dr. Kania is prepared to help patients by diagnosing problems with gum disease, and by taking action to address them. We can perform preventive periodontal treatments to help control infections, and when necessary we can make plans to perform more advanced services to protect your gums. As important as it is to have access to professional periodontal care, remember that your daily habits are your first line of defense against problems! (more…)

What Can I Do To Make Gum Disease Prevention Easier?

When you brush and floss, do you take time to examine your gums and look for any signs of gingivitis? Is your oral hygiene routine keeping bacteria from gathering at the base of teeth to stop infections from occurring? You maintain your first line of defense against periodontal problems on a daily basis by fighting the buildup of oral bacteria on your teeth. If an infection does occur, you can fight it through good daily habits and preventive dental services. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is here to support you if you have struggled to avoid periodontal problems, or if you are already dealing with a potential infection. If action is taken in time, you can avoid long-term complications from periodontal disease that can lead to tooth loss and other issues. (more…)

How Ozone Therapy Helps Patients With Periodontal Disease

If you are not putting up an effective fight against periodontal disease, the consequences can be serious. An infection that affects your gums can spread and affect you in other ways, leading to the potential for more health troubles. You can also face a higher risk for tooth loss, as the bacteria that have gathered on the roots of your teeth can destroy the surrounding tissues. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is prepared to help you fight this condition. One thing we can do is directly target harmful microbes while leaving healthy bacteria alone. We can do this through ozone therapy, a treatment that administers concentrations of oxygen to your gums in order to destroy the anaerobic bacteria that have built up and caused your condition. (more…)

Are Advanced Periodontal Services Currently Available?

While periodontal disease can be a concerning and frustrating issue at any time, concerns about public health and safety can make people worry that treatment will not be available to them. Fortunately, it is possible for our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice to continue seeing patients and providing important services. We have always taken care to make our office safe for patients and team members alike. In order to keep everyone safe against potential infection, we have adjusted our precautions to offer necessary protections. With our consistent measures, we can continue to provide treatments, including more involved services that address matters like tooth loss, gum line recession, and damage to gums caused by infection. (more…)

Reasons To Look Into Treatment If Your Gum Line Has Receded

Why is your gum line beginning to recede? While this change is often traced back to issues with poor periodontal health, there are other factors that can cause this to occur. For some, it will be linked to difficulties with teeth grinding, while others may see this change because of overly aggressive brushing. Even if the problem is not linked to gingivitis, you should be aware that it makes you more likely to develop infections over time. You can reduce your risk for future infections and also make positive changes to your smile when you arrange a gum grafting procedure to restore your gum line. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we rely on laser technology to make this a less invasive procedure for our patients, one that can deliver cosmetic improvements in a shorter time than treatments with manual tools. (more…)

Are You Making Yourself Vulnerable To Periodontal Disease?

Have you underestimated the impact that poor periodontal health can have on your life? When an infection forms, it can make you vulnerable to problems with tooth loss, jawbone deterioration, and even issues with your general health! Fortunately, there are actions you can perform to keep yourself safe from gingivitis. If you have struggled to prevent infections in the past, or if you think periodontal disease is currently an issue for you, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help. After examining your gums, we can determine if treatment is needed, and we can review actions you can take to better protect your gums. (more…)

Discussing Dental Implant Placement With Your Periodontist

While many people visit their periodontist to make sure they prevent tooth loss connected to gum disease, some patients can wait until this problem has already affected them to schedule an appointment. If you need to do something about a missing tooth, or multiple missing teeth, we can discuss restoring your smile through implant dentistry. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is prepared secure, stable implants that offer lasting support for dental restorations. This can be an important step in a larger plan to restore your oral health and manage issues you currently have with periodontal disease. (more…)