Recognizing The Threat Of Periodontal Disease

The longer you take to recognize that you have a problem with gum disease, the more likely you are to face serious complications from your infection. Unfortunately, people sometimes overlook the warning signs or disregard them, as they are not aware of just how much damage an untreated issue can cause. Did you know that gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss, or that the bacteria that gather under your gums can move to other parts of the body and affect your health? Managing gum disease when it progresses past its initial stage, gingivitis, can be intimidating. Fortunately, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help. In addition to providing a review that lets you know how serious your infection has become, we can provide different services meant to manage the problem that you face. (more…)

Should I Consider Supportive Periodontal Maintenance?

The right preventive measures can help you avoid problems with gum disease. Those measures should take the form of both in-office care and professional dental checkups and cleanings. For people who have struggled with maintaining their periodontal health, an alternative to traditional teeth cleanings may be appropriate. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can talk to you about starting supportive periodontal maintenance. Instead of the standard semiannual dental cleanings, patients who start these visits will have regularly scheduled appointments for cleanings that are more involved to help control problems with infections and the harm that they can cause. When appropriate, we can also talk to patients about beginning more involved care to address active infections. (more…)

How Lasers Affect Your Gum Disease Treatment

How harmful can a problem with your gums become? If nothing is done to take care of an infection, periodontal problems can lead to tooth loss and even difficulties in the management of your overall health! At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we offer relief for people who are concerned about an infection. When you have a more severe problem with gum disease, we can recommend different advanced services, including treatments that use laser technology to address problems. The sooner you take action and seek care for your issues, the less likely you are to experience the most significant complications. (more…)

Stimulating Periodontal Tissue Healing

By the time your issues with gum disease reach a stage where a trip to see a periodontist is recommended, there can be several areas of concern to explore. One problems with poor periodontal health is that it leads to the destruction of tissues, something that can weaken support for teeth and generally make recovery more difficult. One way to take on this problem is to rely on the body’s natural healing processes. As a holistic treatment option, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can recommend platelet-rich plasma therapy. This service, also referred to as PRP therapy, uses platelet-rich plasma to stimulate healing, which means your recovery happens sooner. We can talk to you about the role that this and other services can play in helping you manage your well-being. (more…)

When Tooth Loss Is A Consequence Of Gum Disease

People with gum disease can fail to realize just how serious their problem is, or how harmful it can eventually become, until they speak with a periodontist. Did you know that an untreated infection raises your risk for tooth loss? This is not the only consequence of the condition, but it is a worrying one. Fortunately, it is something that your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist can treat! Timely care can address periodontal disease and prevent the most significant consequences. If tooth loss is something you have already experienced, implant dentistry can give you back your complete smile by permanently securing lifelike restorations. (more…)

What Makes Perio Protect Good For Your Gums?

Does it make sense for you to do more than just brush and floss in order to fight gum disease? For someone who has a history of issues with their periodontal health, an extra degree of support can certainly be beneficial. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist can provide additional help in the form of Perio Protect! By receiving a custom tray and advanced antimicrobial agents, you enjoy another way to fight the oral bacteria that can cause gingivitis and more advanced periodontal disease. In addition to supplying this treatment solution, our practice can offer you help in the form of in-office services that respond to different degrees of poor gum health. (more…)

Dental Sedation During Periodontal Care

Unease about dental visits can lead to delays in care. When that care is needed for an active problem, like periodontal disease, the consequences can be serious. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can work with you to ensure that you have a better treatment experience. One way to provide this involves the offer of dental sedation. Sedatives provided during treatment allow you to remain conscious during your procedure but help you stay comfortable and relaxed. We should note that this is not all we can do to provide a better time for patients uneasy about oral health services. Thanks to our use of laser technology during appointments, we can make services more comfortable and conservative! (more…)

Tobacco Use And Your Periodontal Health

There are habits you can—and should—practice on a daily basis that help you lower your risk for problems with your periodontal and dental health. However, even with a good hygiene routine in place, it can be difficult for you to avoid issues when you practice habits that raise your risk for problems. Tobacco use can be linked to many health concerns, including an increased likelihood of experiencing difficulties with gum disease. If you have struggled to maintain your periodontal health through the years, or if you are struggling with an active infection today, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist can help. In addition to providing care in the office, we can help you recognize lifestyle changes that can help you protect yourself. (more…)

Effective Care For Receding Gums

If you have a history of trouble with periodontal disease, one lingering problem you have can be with receding tissues. When your gums recede, portions of teeth that are naturally more sensitive are exposed, which means you can experience discomfort when these surfaces are exposed to heat or cold, or even when you enjoy something that contains more sugar. This is also a problem for your smile, and even one that can make future periodontal problems more difficult to avoid! Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help you if this is a problem that needs to be managed. Through the use of laser treatment, we can actually provide you with a more comfortable and conservative gum graft, one that removes the need for suturing! (more…)

Are Gum Disease And Tooth Loss Linked?

How much effect can problems with your periodontal health really have on your appearance and well-being? In time, the tissue damage linked to your infection can have significant consequences, as you can end up losing teeth! Complications from poor periodontal health lead all other causes of adult tooth loss. This is not the only problem linked to this condition, but it is one that can create real unease. If you have had difficulty managing your gum health, know that our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help. We provide different services based on patients’ needs in order to control infections. We can also take care of you if you have already experienced tooth loss because of your trouble with your periodontal health. (more…)