When gingivitis first becomes an issue, you may notice some worrying symptoms. Your gums may begin to bleed whenever you brush and floss, and you can start to notice swelling, or reddening, of these tissues. Periodontal sensitivity can also become a matter of concern. These problems can be managed, and your gums can be returned… Read more »
Category: General Dentistry
When a patient develops periodontal disease, they begin to experience uncomfortable symptoms, such as sore, red, swollen, or bleeding gums. In order to restore the health of your smile and avoid complications, such as adult tooth loss, you will need gum disease treatment. Let’s look at the treatment options we offer our Encinitas/San Diego, CA,… Read more »
According to studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, half of adults over the age of 30 suffer from some stage of periodontal disease. Despite the widespread prevalence of periodontal disease, there are warning signs patients in Encinitas and San Diego, CA, can watch for, and steps that can be take to helps safeguard… Read more »
Teeth stains may be the most common cosmetic dental blemish, but foul breath is more prevalent, and affects nearly everyone at some point in their lives. Fortunately, bad breath is also typically easier to defeat than teeth stains, or other dental health issues, like cavities or gum disease. Though chronically bad breath, or halitosis, can… Read more »
Your smile and your stomach are linked in a number of surprising ways. In the human gut are over 600 types of microbial communities, known as the microbiome. These microbiomes can have a major impact on a person’s susceptibility to certain diseases. Your oral flora is connected to these and as a result, the health… Read more »
We’ve discussed the warning signs of gum disease, as well as treatment options, in our previous blogs. But how will the periodontist actually diagnose the issue? What technology will she use and what does she look for?
Without treatment, gum disease can threaten the health of your smile, as well as the stability. Fortunately, you can take steps to help avoid the onset of the disease. If you begin to show signs of gingivitis (gum inflammation) we can offer preventive treatments to reduce your risk, such as a periodontal deep cleaning. Do… Read more »
The first step in receiving treatment is an exam. The doctor takes a close look at your smile for indicators that something is wrong. As part of this process the patient may need diagnostic imaging. What is diagnostic imaging? Using advanced technology the doctor can obtain a clear and precise view of your oral health.
Did you know that once you develop periodontal disease, the problem will continue to progress without treatment? Eventually, the disease can become periodontitis, leading to loose teeth and in many cases, adult tooth loss. However, treating the issue can reverse the damage and help your smile remain healthy and whole. There are a number of… Read more »
For patients suffering from periodontal disease, the goal of maintaining a plaque-free smile is likely ever-present in your mind. While brushing and flossing on a daily basis are things that you can easily accomplish at home, you may find yourself wondering how you can practice dental hygiene when you’re away from your arsenal of plaque-fighting… Read more »