Can Quitting Tobacco Protect Your Gums?

When you think about the actions that affect your oral health, you can find that stopping certain behaviors can have value. Tobacco use can negatively impact your well-being in several ways. As far as your periodontal health is concerned, your consumption of cigarettes and other products with tobacco can make you more vulnerable to infections that lead to tissue damage, tooth loss, and general health troubles. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is able to help you take on problems in our office. We are also prepared to support you by providing guidance to help you lower your risks and better protect your gums! (more…)

Can Treatment Encourage Healthy Gum Growth?

There are more severe consequences to not treating gum disease properly than you might anticipate. In time, an infection can cause alarming damage to the surrounding gums and hard tissues, your risk for tooth loss can increase, and you can experience new health troubles as bacteria spread beyond the roots of teeth by entering your bloodstream. There are different solutions to the problems your condition may have caused. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can help you understand what your current needs are, and we can recommend advanced services to help. This includes holistic treatment options such as PRP therapy, which uses platelet-rich plasma to speed up the natural growth and recovery processes in areas that have suffered harm. (more…)

Effectively Diagnosing Periodontal Trouble

It can be alarming to hear that your gums are not healthy. With that said, when you receive a diagnosis about your periodontal well-being, you know what you are up against, and you can learn what your treatment options include. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we will rely on a thorough diagnostic review to determine what state your gums are in so that we can recommend the right services. As we proceed with care, we can look for ways to both resolve active problems and control the threat of future difficulties, which lowers your risk for the complications that we associate with infection. (more…)

When You Start Using Perio Protect

As you care for your smile, how much time and attention do you give your gums? What can you do to better protect them after being warned about periodontal disease? At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can offer an extra form of support that you can use on your own time. With Perio Protect, you can apply antimicrobial agents directly to your gum tissues. In doing so, you can enjoy a more effective approach to fighting problems. Remember that our practice is here to help you control an active infection, too. The additional protection from Supportive Periodontal Maintenance can keep you safe from problems associated with an advanced infection. (more…)

The Targeted Effects Of Ozone Therapy

While there are microbes that are part of a healthy mouth’s natural ecosystem, the accumulation of unwelcome bacteria can occur. When this happens, you become vulnerable to different issues, including periodontal disease. This condition occurs when harmful bacteria gather on the roots of your teeth and begin doing harm to the surrounding bone and soft tissues. The deterioration of these tissues can lead to tooth loss, and the bacteria that enter your bloodstream can cause problems with your general health! Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is prepared to help you manage your difficult condition. By providing ozone therapy, it is possible for us to target unhealthy microbes while not harming healthy bacteria. (more…)

Dental Implants Help With Tooth Loss Treatment

While you may find yourself adjusting to biting, chewing, and speaking in ways that feel natural after losing a tooth, will this problem actually become easier to manage? Unfortunately, the impact of tooth loss can actually worsen as time passes, as it makes you more likely to experience new problems, and more likely to lose more teeth. The good news is that these issues can be managed effectively when you have the right prosthetic dental work done. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can meet with patients who need to restore their incomplete smiles. Implant dentistry makes permanent support for restorations possible. Upon placing a prosthetic tooth on your implant, we can increase your confidence in your smile, improve your bite function, and help you avoid future oral health issues. (more…)

Should I Be More Worried About Gum Disease?

Are you really doing enough to maintain your overall well-being? When you think about actions that benefit your general health, you should consider the role that your oral hygiene efforts have in keeping you in good condition. Maintaining your periodontal health is important for preserving your full smile, and it will help prevent the spread of bacteria to other parts of your body. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal office, we can provide the right services to help patients with different degrees of trouble with their gums. Those who need help managing a serious infection can learn about our different services, while those dealing with gingivitis can receive timely preventive care! (more…)

Behavioral Changes To Protect Your Gums

There are different actions that you can take to protect your smile, and others that can raise your risk for problems that affect your teeth and gums. When it comes to protecting your gums, you can make decisions that make you less likely to struggle with poor periodontal health; whey you do so, you lower your risk for general health problems, tooth loss, and more! Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA area periodontal practice can help you protect yourself against the impact of gum disease. A combination of good habits at home and consistent care can protect you. If you already have a history of poor health, we can perform an evaluation and talk to you about treatment options. (more…)

More Comfortable Care For Gum Line Recession

The gradual movement of your gum line can cause real concerns over both your appearance and oral health. Until you do something about this issue, it can make you unhappy with your smile, and it can cause difficulty when you are trying to manage gum disease. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can offer positive results through gum grafting treatment. What can surprise you is how our approach actually makes the patient experience better by both removing the need for scalpel use and sutures. This is thanks to the Pinhole Surgical Technique, which we use to provide the right adjustments through more conservative care. (more…)

Starting Supportive Periodontal Maintenance

To effectively protect yourself against the threat of periodontal disease, you should have a good routine in place for fighting oral bacteria. When that routine features both good hygiene efforts at home and general dental visits, you can control your risks for problems with gum disease as well as dental decay. With that said, a person who is already dealing with a history of poor periodontal health may require a different approach. Through Supportive Periodontal Maintenance, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help you manage your well-being through recurring sessions that remove bacteria from the roots of teeth. Providing this service on a regular basis will help you avoid the complications that can occur when periodontal disease is not kept under control. (more…)