Your First Visit To A Periodontist

General dental visits can alert you to problems with your gums, but a routine appointment may have limited information when you need to discuss a potentially serious infection. Over time, a periodontal infection grows more severe as bacteria on the roots of teeth cause problems for surrounding tissues. In cases where there are concerns that your infection has progressed, it can be important to have your health evaluated by a periodontal specialist. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist’s office can provide important details about the current state of your gums. Based on our review, we can determine what kind of preventive care might be appropriate for stopping further complications, or we can discuss more advanced services. (more…)

Reasons To Inquire About Implant Dentistry

If you struggle with periodontal disease, you should know that you have a heightened risk for tooth loss. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice helps patients at different degrees of vulnerability to this problem. We also support those who have already lost teeth and hope to do something about the problem. Implant dentistry provides an important path to a fully restored smile, as it provides prosthetic dental work that can benefit your appearance and oral health. We can talk to you about your candidacy for implant placement, which can lead to the start of restorative work or services that improve the health of your gums in order to qualify you for prosthetic work. (more…)

Avoiding Trouble With Severe Gum Disease

Just how serious can a problem with your gums become? If you do not take your periodontal health seriously, the consequences can become significant. Over time, worsening problems with the health of these tissues can build and lead to issues with significant gum line recession, tissue damage, and even tooth loss! There is also a real threat from the movement of bacteria through the bloodstream to other parts of the body, which can lead to new health problems. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can recommend different services to help with different stages of an infection. The sooner you let us know that you have concerns about your periodontal health, the sooner you can enjoy treatment to protect your smile and well-being. (more…)

Gauging The Severity Of Your Gum Disease

If you think something might be wrong with your gums, how concerned should you be? You should take matters of poor periodontal health seriously, though you should know that a problem can have fewer consequences when it is caught and addressed in a timely manner. To find out just how serious the matter might be, you can talk to your Encinitas/San Diego, CA area periodontist. A diagnostic review of your gums can assess the different effects of an infection to see just how advanced yours has become. We can determine if you are a good candidate for preventive services, or we can see if you require more involved care from an advanced treatment. (more…)

How Is Gum Recession Addressed?

Receding gum tissues can change your appearance and raise your risk for problems with poor periodontal health. This problem is often linked to gum disease, as it can be a symptom of it and because it can make healthy tissues more likely to become infected. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we are prepared to provide a service that effectively fixes this issue, one that can be surprisingly conservative! By employing the Pinhole Surgical Technique to help you with this issue, we can restore your gumline without the need for suturing. This approach depends on laser technology to make the process so patient-friendly; in addition to benefiting you during treatment, it can make your recovery easier as well! (more…)

How Your Behaviors Affect Your Gum Health

What is you full risk for experiencing problems with gum disease? That can depend on certain actions that you take to protect your smile. Good oral hygiene and regular dental exams will help you avoid different difficulties with periodontal problems. However, certain actions, like smoking or using other tobacco products, can raise your risk for issues over time. If you have questions about the current state of your gums or want to know how you can better protect yourself, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help! In addition to offering reviews and in-office care, we can provide extra protection with Perio Protect, which creates a new part of your oral hygiene routine that can effectively target periodontal bacteria. (more…)

Can Gum Disease Affect How You Look?

If you want to show off a smile that you are proud to share with the world, make sure you take care of more than just your teeth. Your periodontal health can impact how you look in surprising ways. For example, you can experience tissue recession over time when you struggle with gum disease. A person with a more severe infection is at risk for more than just tissue recession; damage to the area surrounding a tooth can lead to it becoming loose, making you vulnerable to its loss! Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is here to help you sustain your health and appearance. With the right support, you can prevent complications by addressing a problem in a timely manner, and you can make sure that a more serious infection is being controlled. (more…)

Targeting Harmful Periodontal Bacteria

While we need to worry about the presence of harmful bacteria, our mouths also contain beneficial microbes that help to sustain its natural ecosystem. For patients who need help to combat the effects of periodontal disease, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can actually recommend a holistic treatment approach known as ozone therapy to selectively fight the unwelcome bacteria present on teeth roots. This form of care depends on concentrated oxygen in liquid or gas form to remove the anaerobic microbes that are not a part of your natural ecosystem without causing more serious disruptions. This is one of several advanced services that we can recommend to help those individuals struggling with gum disease. (more…)

Arranging Laser-Assisted Periodontal Care

What does the right kind of periodontal care really look like? This is an answer that varies based on the needs of patients who seek help for gum disease. For those who have more serious problems, the right approach to treatment can benefit from the right tools—at our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal office, we can take care of more severe infections with laser technology! Laser-assisted periodontal care can make treatments more comfortable and conservative, and they can produce positive results while making recovery periods shorter as well as easier. If you think you might need help with a more serious infection, or if you are seeking a second opinion based on your dentist’s initial review of your periodontal tissues, we can meet with you to see what approach might be ideal based on your current needs. (more…)

Improved Healing With PRP Therapy

What kind of harm can periodontal disease do to your gums? In time, the tissue damage can rob teeth of their support, which is why many who suffer from this condition can experience tooth loss! Tissue damage can be an understandable source of concern, but it is one that your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist is ready to help you manage. One way we do this is by offering platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy. This approach can lead to better recovery thanks to a holistic solution that uses platelets, which are used by the body for healing. Plasma with higher concentrations of platelets can help with healing and recovery, making it a welcome addition to a larger strategy for treating your infection. (more…)