3 Suggestions To Help With Gum Disease Prevention

While our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is prepared to help address periodontal disease, we also want to help you avoid problems with your gums! Through smart oral hygiene habits and the right habits, you can lower your risk for an infection that leads to gingivitis, and later to trouble with periodontal disease. Brushing and flossing thoroughly will certainly help, but there are other factors worth acknowledging. One thing our practice can do for you is offer support in the form of Perio Protect. With Perio Protect, you have a means of directly fighting bacteria that have gathered beneath your gums. These kits include antimicrobial agents along with trays that make applying these agents easier. (more…)

Our Infection Control Efforts Keep Periodontal Services Safe

Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is ready to help patients who are struggling to maintain their oral health while dealing with periodontal disease. To safely remain open and continue caring for people concerned about their gum health, we made important changes to our office and our operations to keep patients safe from potential coronavirus infection risks. These changes range from adjusting how we schedule patients to introducing new technology that provides better air filtration. We are continuing to follow the guidelines provided by the ADA and CDC, which help us provide quality services in a safe and responsible setting. (more…)

What Effect Can Gum Disease Have On Your Overall Health?

Is gingivitis a mere irritation, or is it a sign of potentially serious trouble for your oral health? If you ignore an infection, you can experience problems with periodontal disease. This more advanced stage of gum disease can cause problems for your oral health and smile, and even for your general well-being! In time, your infection can interfere with your ability to manage other health conditions. It also puts you at risk for potential heart issues and other problems that stem from the movement of periodontal bacteria through your bloodstream. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help you preserve your gum health and fight an infection. With our diagnostic imaging technology, we can carefully evaluate your gums to see what condition they are in. Based on that review, we can discuss services to address the matter. (more…)

Enjoy A Shorter Recovery After Your Periodontal Treatment

Serious issues with periodontal disease can take their toll on your oral and general health in ways that may surprise you. Did you know that an advanced infection can make certain conditions, like diabetes, more difficult to manage? Did you know that unresolved issues with periodontal disease can make you more vulnerable to potential heart troubles? While the effects of periodontal disease can be alarming, you should know that advanced services are available to help you fight this condition. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we rely on laser technology to address patients’ periodontal health issues. With laser tools, we can carefully remove unhealthy tissues and directly fight bacteria. One advantage to this technology is its ability to shorten your healing time after treatment, which means you can enjoy the benefits of a procedure in less time than you expect! (more…)

How PRP Therapy Helps You Deal With Periodontal Disease

What symptoms of gum disease are you familiar with? Many people can identify common symptoms of gingivitis like bleeding gums, problems with tissue sensitivity, bad breath, or gum line recession. However, they can be less familiar with the more serious consequences that can occur when periodontal disease affects you. When gum disease worsens and creates complications, patients can encounter problems like tooth loss, as well as more difficulties managing certain health conditions, like diabetes. The destruction of your periodontal tissues is also an issue associated with periodontal disease. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we provide different treatment options to address the impacts of advanced gum disease. One treatment we offer is PRP therapy, which uses platelet rich plasma to stimulate the growth of healthy gum tissues. (more…)

How We Safely Provide Periodontal Services For Patients

We understand that concerns around coronavirus have changed many people’s priorities, and generally led to a reduction in activities that take them out of their homes. In order to make sure our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can safely tend to our patients’ needs, we have followed CDC and ADA guidelines and updated our office practices to maintain a safe environment for everyone who sees us. Through changes in scheduling and how we welcome patients before their appointments, along with the implementation of technology to better filter harmful microbes out of the air, we are keeping patients and team members protected. Because of this, we can continue providing important services for people who are dealing with periodontal disease, as well as those who can still protect themselves against the onset of an advanced infection through preventive periodontal care. (more…)

Should You Start Using Perio Protect To Fight Gum Disease?

If you practice good oral hygiene, you can stop the buildup of oral bacteria that makes a person vulnerable to gingivitis. In the long term, the work you put into protecting your smile can help you avoid some of the potentially serious consequences of periodontal disease, a more advanced infection that can affect someone over time. For those who struggle to prevent periodontal problems, or those who are trying to make sure they keep healthy tissues, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can recommend the use of Perio Protect! Perio Protect lets you do more to fight harmful bacteria on a daily basis. When used as part of your hygiene routine, it gives you a means of directly targeting bacteria that have started to gather and cause problems for your gums. Of course, for those who are currently wrestling with periodontal disease, there are also in-office services we can offer for support. (more…)

Interested In Implant Dentistry? Our Practice Can Help!

With dental implants, patients who undergo prosthetic dental work can have an easier time biting and chewing, and they can avoid problems over time with jawbone deterioration. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we are prepared to work with patients who need to begin plans for implant placement. Before you can receive your implant, we can perform an important diagnostic study to determine where and at what angle it should be placed. During this evaluation, we will also check for any oral health issues, like periodontal disease, that will have to be addressed before you can qualify for treatment. (more…)

Your Periodontal Health And Its Effect On Your Smile

How can gum disease affect the way you look? For people with periodontal disease, tooth loss is a real threat – in other words, poor gum health means you are more likely to have an incomplete smile later in life. Before this happens, you can feel unhappy with the way you look because your gums appear swollen or discolored, or because an infection leads to gum line recession. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help you fight the effects of poor gum health and preserve your smile! In addition to providing preventive services that preserve your periodontal health, we offer more advanced treatments that fight the effects of more significant problems that develop over time. (more…)

Seeking A Second Opinion About Your Periodontal Health

We all want to hear nothing but positive feedback during a dental exam. Unfortunately, sometimes the dentist is obligated to deliver bad news. If you have received warnings about your periodontal health, you can be understandably worried. If gum disease is not caught and treated in time, the condition can worsen, and that can lead to long-term consequences that affect your oral and overall health in upsetting ways! You can bring your concerns about your periodontal health to our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice. By providing a diagnostic review of your gums, we can determine how serious an infection is, and what your treatment options are. If your infection has already progressed and you need help managing periodontal disease, we can recommend more advanced services to help. (more…)