Fighting Periodontal Bacteria At Home

brushing teethWhile your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist is ready to help you fight harmful bacteria that can hurt your gums, you are responsible for fighting these microbes on a daily basis. You should keep your gum health in mind when you brush and floss. To make these practices truly effective, take care to thoroughly clean at the base of your teeth during each session. If you are trying to keep an infection under control, or if you hope to avoid periodontal disease, Perio Protect can help by providing additional protection against unwelcome bacteria. This at-home treatment provides patients with custom trays and antimicrobial agents to protect their soft tissues from potential health problems. (more…)

Gum Grafts Can Improve Smiles

When periodontal disease becomes an issue, it can cause health difficulties as well as cosmetic concerns. As you work to maintain your gum health, you can notice an unwelcome physical change in the form of a receding gum line. This problem leads to problems with smile asymmetry, and it can make certain teeth look awkwardly long or uneven. This change can also affect you physically. Among other concerns, it can lead to an increase in sensitivity. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist provides gum grafting treatment that minimizes tissue manipulation and removes the need for suturing. Our Pinhole Gum Grafts are performed using periodontal lasers that lead to lower infection risks, easier healing periods, and less bleeding during treatment! (more…)

How Gum Disease Hurts Your Appearance

By taking care of your smile, you can prevent embarrassing and frustrating cosmetic issues that can be difficult to hide. When you think about the potential threats to your appearance, you should consider periodontal problems a source of concern. When your gums are in poor condition, they can show signs of poor health that make you self-conscious. People who experience complications from an infection are more likely to lose teeth, leading to serious oral health and cosmetic concerns. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can offer services that help you manage your well-being and protect your smile. When necessary, we can even recommend more involved services that fight the bacteria responsible for severe gum disease. (more…)

Using LANAP To Fight Gum Disease

There are actions you can take on a daily basis to prevent gum disease. By keeping up with good oral hygiene, you can protect yourself from letting bacteria accumulate below your gum line and create issues with gingivitis. However, if you are someone who is already struggling with periodontal disease, more than just good habits can be necessary for maintaining your full smile. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice provides more advanced services to fight periodontal disease. One thing we can do is recommend services with lasers to deal with both unwelcome bacteria and infected or damaged gum tissues. For someone who is trying to manage a more severe infection, this can provide important benefits. (more…)

How Ozone Therapy Addresses Gum Disease

man with healthy gums smilingWhen it comes to poor gum health, problems can gradually grow in severity. At first, you can develop gingivitis, which occurs when bacteria start to build up on the roots of teeth beneath your gum line. Preventive oral health services can stop this infection before it grows more serious. However, if the problem does worsen, you can develop issues with periodontal disease. At this point, your infection can be more difficult to manage, and its impact on your well-being can be more serious. Dr. Kania provides many beneficial services at her Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice for those affected by periodontal disease. One service we can recommend is ozone therapy. This procedure relies on concentrated oxygen to destroy harmful periodontal bacteria while leaving healthy microbes alone! (more…)

Our Infection Control Efforts Keep Periodontal Care Safe

The ongoing public concern over coronavirus is important, and we understand it may have changed your routine in several ways. What you should know is that if you need help managing periodontal disease, the right support is still available! Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice has introduced several beneficial changes in response to the coronavirus threat. By doing so, we have made treatments safer and kept both patients and team members protected against infection. We continue to provide diagnostic reviews and preventive periodontal care. We are also able to take on problems that stem from active and serious issues with periodontal disease. (more…)

3 Issues That Can Make You Vulnerable To Periodontal Disease

While gingivitis is something you can prevent with good oral hygiene habits, and something that your general dentist can help you address, periodontal disease can be more difficult to manage. As an infection worsens, it can become a long-term issue, one that can lead to tooth loss as well as other unwelcome issues. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice offers services to help people fight periodontal disease. We can also provide helpful information if you have questions about your periodontal health, and can even offer Perio Protect to help you better fight harmful bacteria that cause gum disease at home. (more…)

Will My Periodontal Disease Lead To Tooth Loss?

Tooth loss is a serious oral health problem, and it is also a real cosmetic concern. That gap in your smile can make you lose confidence in your appearance, and it can also change your bite function – and even your diet choices – in unwelcome ways. Unfortunately, tooth loss is often a problem for people who struggle with periodontal disease. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we are prepared to address poor periodontal health before tooth loss occurs. Through the right services, including periodontal treatments with laser technology, we can fight infections and help you preserve your full smile. If tooth loss has already affected you, we can recommend treatment with dental implants to address what you have lost. (more…)

How We Keep Patients Comfortable During Periodontal Care

For someone who has anxieties about dental care, it can be hard to commit to even routine oral health services. One problem with avoiding regular oral health services is that problems can form and worsen, leading to complications that need to be addressed. Problems with periodontal disease can affect you in several worrying ways. You are more likely to experience difficulties with tooth loss, and your infection can make it harder to manage other conditions that concern your health. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can help you manage your discomfort and provide help with periodontal disease. Because we use lasers when performing periodontal care, we can make treatment and recovery easier. To ease tension during treatment, we can offer dental sedation to help you feel calm while your care takes place. (more…)

Protect Your Smile From The Effects Of Periodontal Disease

How can your oral hygiene efforts impact your appearance? Fighting teeth stains and maintaining strong, healthy enamel can have obvious benefits for your smile. You should know that periodontal care is also important for the way you look. When periodontal disease affects you, it makes you vulnerable to potentially serious issues, including tooth loss. Problems with your periodontal health will also leave you more likely to experience issues with gum line recession, something that can have a negative effect on your appearance and well-being. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can protect you against the effects of an infection. If your poor gum health has already caused more serious difficulties, we can determine what procedure or procedures are right for protecting these tissues. (more…)