Scheduling A Diagnostic Review Of Your Periodontal Health

You can prevent gingivitis with good oral hygiene habits, and with regular dental exams and cleanings. What can be difficult is managing your periodontal health when an active infection is already present. In time, gingivitis will worsen, which leaves you struggling with periodontal disease. At this point, the trouble with your gums can interfere with your general health, make other conditions, like diabetes, more difficult to manage, and raise your risk for tooth loss! Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is prepared to help if you think you have issues with periodontal disease. First, we can evaluate your gums using diagnostic imaging technology. Once we know the severity of your condition, we can discuss treatment options that can help you. (more…)

How Ozone Therapy Can Fit Into Your Periodontal Treatment

You prevent periodontal problems by protecting your gums from infection by oral bacteria. When bacteria are able to move below your gum line, they cause gingivitis, which will worsen without proper care and create more significant issues with periodontal disease. If you are already struggling with periodontal disease, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist can provide beneficial services to protect you. One procedure that we offer is ozone therapy. Through this treatment, we are able to directly attach harmful bacteria while still protecting the microbes that help sustain your mouth’s healthy ecosystem. Ozone therapy relies on concentrations of oxygen available in both liquid and gas form. (more…)

Addressing Advanced Periodontal Trouble With Lasers

Periodontal problems can carry big consequences for your smile and well-being, which is why their proper management is important. Are you looking for someone to help you deal with periodontal disease? Timely treatment can help you control this infection, which can make other health conditions like diabetes harder to manage, and raises your risk for losing teeth. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice uses several treatment approaches to support patients who need help managing their gum health. One approach we can take is to use lasers to fight bacteria and remove unhealthy tissues to encourage healthy growth. Both our LANAP laser and the REPAIR WaterLase laser make treatments more comfortable than periodontal care performed with manual tools, and they make recovery easier for patients! (more…)

Deal With Periodontal Bacteria At Home With Perio Protect

Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist is ready to fight periodontal problems with modern, patient-friendly procedures. Having access to the right in-office care is important. When periodontal disease is not managed effectively, people who suffer from it are vulnerable to tooth loss and complications that affect other health conditions. With that said, you should also put up a strong line of defense for your gums through your daily oral hygiene routine. Perio Protect helps you directly fight the bacteria gathering below your gum line. When used, it will help you deal with unwelcome microbes that you might miss when you brush and floss. This can also help with active problems related to your infection, like inflammation, that may cause you discomfort. (more…)

New Year’s Resolutions That Can Help You Protect Your Gums

At the start of the new year, many of us will take a moment to both look back and look forward as we determine the right resolutions for 2021. One thing to consider as you start to think about changes you can make is how your actions affect your dental and periodontal health. If you have experienced issues with gingivitis in the past, know that an infection can become more serious if it is not resolved in time, and that periodontal disease can have worrying consequences. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help you deal with the effects of periodontal disease. We are also able to provide preventive services in the form of scaling and root planing to stop gingivitis from growing more serious, and through guidance to better protect your gums. (more…)

Is It Too Late To Avoid Gum Disease-Related Tooth Loss?

When you catch a problem with poor periodontal health in time, you can act on the matter and stop the infection from growing worse. Gingivitis is a reversible problem, meaning that it can be treated so that your gums return to good health. Unfortunately, when nothing is done in time to stop it from worsening, your troubles with periodontal disease can become more difficult to manage. When this condition forms, there are potentially serious consequences, including tooth loss! At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we offer services that can help patients hoping to control their problems with periodontal disease. If the tissues supporting your teeth have already suffered too much damage to make saving teeth possible, we can discuss the benefits of prosthetic work with dental implants for restoring your smile! (more…)

Protect Your Smile By Keeping Your Gums Healthy

When you think about what you can do to maintain the quality of your smile, you may focus on actions that preserve the appearance of your teeth. While this is obviously important, you should remember that the condition of your gums will also influence the way you look in important ways. When periodontal disease becomes an issue, it can cause changes that hurt your appearance, like a recession of your gum line. Over time, an infection can destroy tissues supporting teeth, which can ultimately leave you with an incomplete smile! Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help you protect your smile by protecting your gums from harm! (more…)

Receiving A Second Opinion About Your Periodontal Health

If you receive unhappy news about your periodontal health from your general dentist, you can understand the threat of gum disease, but not the options that are still available to you. With a second opinion appointment at our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, you can receive detailed information about your periodontal health and learn what treatment options are worth exploring. Our practice relies on diagnostic imaging technology that lets us closely study the current condition of your gums. With this detailed images, we can determine if there is still time to prevent periodontal disease through services like scaling and root planing, or if we should discuss other services to help control your condition and protect your gums. (more…)

Planning Dental Implant Placement With Your Periodontist

If you have issues with periodontal disease, you can be vulnerable to tooth loss. Many people will experience issues with an infection that result in teeth becoming loose, which can lead to their loss or the need for extraction. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can help those individuals who have already gone through this before beginning treatment to address their problem. One thing we can do for patients is provide dental implants, which their dentist can restore with a durable, lifelike prosthetic. The implant is set into your jawbone, where it will provide enough stability to let you bite and chew with your restoration. In addition to this, we can discuss services to fight bacteria and encourage the growth of healthy tissues to help you with your infection. (more…)

Sedation Can Make Periodontal Care More Comfortable

For some people, anxiety about oral health care can make important treatments harder to schedule. This can lead to serious trouble, as an active dental or periodontal problem can grow worse before they go in for treatment, leading to new complications. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice understands that anxiety is a real issue for many, and that even preventive periodontal services can feel intimidating if this problem affects you. One thing we can do to make the experience easier is to offer sedation before a periodontal treatment. With dental sedation, we can help you stay calm and comfortable as you go through treatments to fight periodontal disease. (more…)