Could Your Oral Hygiene Be Better?

Taking good care of your smile is an ongoing process, and your daily hygiene routine is the cornerstone of that process. While most people are aware of that, not everyone understands just how significant their hygiene routine is, or what exactly a good routine entails. At our Encinitas/San Diego periodontal office, good hygiene education is an important focus of the comprehensive care we provide. Whether you need to make improvements to prevent an oral health issue from developing, or you’re currently dealing with a condition such as gum disease, maintaining a consistently effective hygiene routine is paramount to maintaining your good oral health. (more…)

Things You Should Know if Your Gums Are Receding

As part of the foundation of your smile, your periodontal tissues and ligaments play several vital roles in your long-term oral health. There are many different signs that your periodontal health might be in trouble, and that you should take as a sign to seek treatment as soon as possible. For example, if your gums begin to recede, then it might indicate an early stage of gum disease, or that you’re at a much higher risk of developing it. At our Encinitas/San Diego periodontal office, we can help you address the problem of receding gums and determine whether you need additional treatment to address periodontal disease. (more…)

Tips that Can Help You Prevent Tooth Loss

Because it’s so common, many believe that tooth loss will eventually become inevitable. However, that belief is a misconception. Tooth loss most often occurs from conditions that are highly preventable, and by avoiding or addressing these conditions, you have an excellent chance of avoiding tooth loss altogether. At our Encinitas/San Diego periodontal office, helping you prevent tooth loss and preserving your smile if it does occur are important aspects of the care we provide. (more…)

Using Lasers to Treat Gum Disease More Precisely

If you detect and treat gum disease early enough, you can often prevent it from causing extensive damage to your gum tissues. Even if the disease can’t be reversed, you can control it and stop it from becoming severe. However, once it does progress far enough, it may cause enough tissue damage to require a small portion of your gums be trimmed. At our Encinitas/San Diego periodontal office, we can often perform periodontal surgery with the help of an advanced, specially calibrated laser. The laser-assisted new attachment protocol allows us to restore your good periodontal health in a much more comfortable and precise manner than traditional periodontal surgery. (more…)

Identifying Gum Disease in Different Stages

Periodontal disease is the most common reason why people lose teeth, and one of the biggest reasons why it advances so severely is because its earliest stages are commonly ignored. Before gum disease leads to tooth loss, it causes increasingly worse damage to your gum tissues, periodontal ligaments, and eventually, your jawbone structure. At our Encinitas/San Diego periodontal office, we offer a wide range of specialized treatments to help you control gum disease, regardless of what stage it’s in. (more…)

What Exactly Makes Dental Implants Different?

Dental implants are one of the more modern forms of tooth replacement, but are quickly becoming one of the preferred methods of rebuilding smiles. They consist of small, root-like posts that are inserted in the jawbone, and then used to support a custom-made crown, bridge, or denture to replace your lost teeth. At our Encinitas/San Diego periodontal office, we can recommend an appropriate number of dental implants based on the number of teeth you’ve lost and the size of your custom-designed prosthesis. Then, we can expertly place your implant posts to offer the most comfortable and efficient support for your new smile. (more…)

A Few Other Things that Gum Disease Affects

Periodontal disease, especially in its severe form, can become a serious threat to your health in many different ways. As the name suggests, the disease focuses on the protective periodontal tissues (or gum tissues) that protect the roots of your teeth. When diseased, these tissues can no longer offer that protection, leading to a host of complications with your oral health, and more. At our Encinitas/San Diego periodontal office, our goal is to help you avoid the potentially serious effects of gum disease by offering highly personalized periodontal care and maintenance. (more…)

Learning How to Prevent Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is one of the most common oral health issues that adults experience (second only to tooth decay). In fact, it affects more than 70 percent of adults to some degree, and more people lose teeth to the disease than to any other oral health condition.  However, despite its prevalence, gum disease is also one of the most preventable conditions. At our Encinitas/San Diego periodontal office, we offer a number of preventive treatments designed to help you avoid the development of gum disease, or to prevent it from causing serious trouble if it already has. (more…)

Can Platelet-Rich Therapy Boost Your Periodontal Health?

The goal of holistic periodontal treatment isn’t just to fight periodontal (gum) disease, but to do so in a way that optimizes your oral and periodontal health. For example, in addition to scaling and root planing to remove harmful bacteria from underneath your gums, you may also benefit from one or more minimally invasive treatments to help ensure that your gums heal and recover properly. At our Encinitas/San Diego periodontal office, one of the more holistic treatments we offer is platelet-rich therapy (plasma and fibrin), which utilizes your body’s natural healing factor to promote healthier and more secure gum tissues. (more…)

Should Ozone Be Part of Your Periodontal Maintenance?

The biggest factors that drive the development of periodontal disease are harmful oral bacteria, which is why targeting these microbes is one of the most important factors in treating it. For example, scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) actively removes the biofilms (plaque and tartar) that form on your teeth roots. At our Encinitas/San Diego periodontal office, we also offer a number of holistic treatment options for keeping gum disease under control, including ozone therapy that neutralizes harmful bacteria, which are largely anaerobic. (more…)