A Receding Gum Line Can Be A Bigger Issue Than You Realize

If you start to notice your gum line recede, you can be dismayed at how your smile is affected. You can also begin to have issues with sensitivity, as the portions of your teeth exposed have less natural protection and are more vulnerable to discomfort. What you might not realize is that the matter may be a symptom of poor periodontal health. Even if this is not the reason for your recession, it can increase your risk for developing gingivitis. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is prepared to help those who want to restore a receded gum line. Through the Pinhole Surgical Technique, we can perform a gum grafting procedure that is less invasive and requires less healing time! (more…)

3 Things You Can Do To Defend Your Gums Against Bacteria

How do problems with periodontal disease start? The first stage of an infection, gingivitis, becomes an issue when oral bacteria make their way beneath your gum line and infect your soft tissues. When this occurs, you can start to observe symptoms like bleeding, swelling, and changes in tissue color. If no care is taken to restore your gums at this point, the proliferation of bacteria beneath your gums can lead to the formation of periodontal disease. At this point, the problem calls for more involved care if you want to protect yourself against attachment loss, which can lead to tooth loss, and the spread of bacteria to other parts of your body. Your first line of defense against infection is your oral care routine. If you already have issues with gingivitis or periodontal disease, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can provide the appropriate services to help you protect your oral and general health against infection! (more…)

Advance Work May Be Needed Before Dental Implant Placement

How does periodontal disease lead to tooth loss? When an infection forms, bacteria can cause tissue damage to both your gums and portions of bone that support your teeth. This creates an issue with attachment loss – in time, a loosened tooth will have to be extracted, or it can be lost on its own. Unfortunately, the damage from periodontal disease, along with the loss of jawbone mass after tooth loss, can interfere with plans to restore a person’s full smile. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, Dr. Kania can determine what your treatment needs are by performing a diagnostic. With a review, issues can be spotted and addressed to ensure that dental implants can be placed to hold permanent dental restorations! (more…)

3 Reasons To Set An Appointment With A Periodontist

While a general dental practice can help you avoid periodontal problems by offering preventive care, they may be less prepared to help when you already struggle with unhealthy gums. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can take care of you if you are trying to deal with periodontal disease, or if you are looking for a specialist’s insight into the condition of your gums. During an appointment, we can use diagnostic imaging technology to see how severe an infection of your tissues might be, and we can discuss ways to fight bacteria responsible for that infection. The type of care you receive can ultimately depend on what condition your gums are in when you arrive. While a scaling and root planing may be enough to help one person return to good periodontal health, another can require more involved services to avoid the consequences of gum disease. (more…)

We Can Provide Quality Periodontal Care In A Safe Setting

happy dental patientAs concerns about coronavirus continue to affect our behaviors at public and personal levels, it can sometimes be hard to know what you should do to maintain your safety. While research has helped us identify riskier behaviors, it also helps us understands what services we can still enjoy without creating more health risks. Studies have shown that oral and periodontal practices can perform services while keeping patients safe from illness. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice has always taken care to maintain a safe and sterile environment for our patients and team members. In order to continue keeping everyone at our office safe, we have adjusted some of our office practices to further increase safety. Through effective sterilization measures and office practices that lower personal interactions, we can continue to provide important periodontal health services while keeping everyone protected! (more…)

Prioritizing Patient Comfort During Periodontal Treatment

When periodontal disease becomes an issue, it can be difficult to protect yourself against problems with tooth loss, as the tissues supporting teeth can be destroyed. Over time, your infection can even put you at a higher risk for general health troubles because of spreading bacteria! At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can offer services to directly deal with the effects of periodontal disease. Unfortunately, some patients will try to avoid beneficial services because they find the prospect of dental care uncomfortable. In order to provide a more positive, patient-friendly experience, we can work with you to make your treatment easier and more comfortable. To help with this, we provide different degrees of dental sedation for patients. Because we can perform services with lasers instead of physical tools, we can also offer better experiences after treatment! (more…)

How Perio Protect Helps You Fight Harmful Oral Bacteria

Your first line of defense against periodontal disease if your oral hygiene routine. The same brushing and flossing routine that helps you fight cavities can also be an effective way to avoid gingivitis. To do this effectively, you should target the spaces where your teeth and gums meet in order to avoid problems with the buildup of oral bacteria in areas that make you vulnerable to periodontal problems. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help you take further action against the bacteria threatening to cause an infection. For patients who want to fight periodontal bacteria directly, we can offer Perio Protect. Perio Protect provides patients with custom trays and an antimicrobial solution that they can apply directly to their gums. (more…)

How PRP Therapy Helps Fight Periodontal Tissue Damage

man with healthy teeth and gums smilingA person who develops periodontal disease can have several issues to contend with as they try to preserve their health. One problem with periodontal disease is the potential for bacteria traveling to different parts of your body and creating new health problems. Another is the damage it can cause to your gums, as well as to the jawbone tissues that are keeping teeth in place. The impact of this destruction is serious enough to cause tooth loss! At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we offer different solutions for people who are trying to prevent or manage the effects of this disease. Through PRP therapy, we are able to encourage the healthy growth of damaged tissues and repair the harm that has occurred since your infection formed. (more…)

Arranging An Exam To Check On Your Periodontal Health

woman ready for periodontal treatmentIf you think something might be wrong with your periodontal health, make sure that you look into the matter. While gingivitis can be reversed, your condition can become difficult to manage if it is not maintained. Periodontal disease damages the tissues that are responsible for keeping teeth in position; over time, the breakdown of those tissues can lead to tooth loss. Bacteria responsible for your infection can create additional problems for your health when they travel through the bloodstream and attack other parts of your body. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we are prepared to help people who think they might be suffering from gum disease. Through the use of imaging technology at our office, we can closely observe your gums to see what condition they are in, and recommend treatment based on your needs! (more…)

The Benefits Of In-Office Periodontal Preventive Care

When you are at home, you are able to protect your gums from the threat of bacterial infection. Through good oral hygiene, it is possible to prevent the accumulation of plaque and tartar that can cause an infection of your periodontal tissues. Many people who follow good practices – and stay consistent with them – are able to keep their smile safe from gingivitis. Unfortunately, others will have issues with gum disease at some point in their lives. One thing you should know is that your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist is able to help through preventive periodontal services. These special treatments target those bacteria that cause infections. If performed in time, they can help you recover before the problem progresses to periodontal disease. If you have already reached this stage of infection, preventive services can control the growth of bacteria and destruction of tissues to protect you from attachment loss. (more…)