Category: Periodontal Disease

The Relationship Between Periodontal Health And Diabetes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a time to look at both how people can prevent this disease, and how those who have it can make sure it is effectively managed. Both Type I and Type II Diabetes interfere with your ability to process sugar and use it for fuel. One thing you might not be… Read more »

Periodontal Disease Makes You Vulnerable To Tooth Loss

If a problem with gum disease is not caught and treated in time, the initial infection can worsen and become more difficult to treat properly. There are several consequences to the continued growth and spread of periodontal bacteria that should concern you, but one problem in particular to worry about is tooth loss! Complications from… Read more »

What Role Do Lasers Play In Fighting Periodontal Disease?

If your problems with gum disease have grown serious, it may be hard for you to fully protect yourself against the consequences of your infection. In time, the bacteria that have gathered below your gums will begin to destroy the tissues that are holding your teeth in place. They can also create problems for your… Read more »

The Benefits Of Managing Problems With Gum Disease

If you fail to recognize the threat that gum disease poses, you can fail to see the value in seeing a periodontist about your infection. When gingivitis is not addressed in time and a person develops periodontal disease, they become vulnerable to tooth loss, they can see their smile change because of gum line recession,… Read more »

What We Do To Make Your Periodontal Care More Comfortable

A person who has anxieties around dental care may be reluctant to see someone for treatment even when they think something might be wrong. As a result, the window for the early detection and treatment of something like gum disease can close, leaving them with a more advanced problem that requires the care of a… Read more »

Our Efforts To Keep Periodontal Services Safe For Patients

The need to keep people protected against the coronavirus outbreak has caused a wave of changes in how businesses and individuals think about safety. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice has always taken care to make our office a safe space for the services we provide. We continue to maintain an environment where our patients… Read more »

Are You Dealing With Gingivitis, Or Periodontal Disease?

The progression of gum disease affects how you can be treated, and what kind of symptoms you can experience. Gingivitis is the first stage of a periodontal infection. When bacteria begin to infiltrate your gums, there are symptoms like sensitivity to bleeding, swelling, and chronic bad breath that you can experience. If an infection worsens,… Read more »

How Periodontal Disease Causes Cosmetic Problems

What do you need to do to make sure your smile stays attractive? Preventing tooth decay is important, and so is avoiding dental injuries and enamel stains. With that said, you should also pay attention to your periodontal health if you want to remain confident in the way you look. One symptom of poor periodontal… Read more »

3 Choices That Make You Vulnerable To Periodontal Disease

If you want to protect yourself against potentially serious oral health issues, you should take care to keep your gums safe from infection. As important as it is to avoid the formation of cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease can lead to notable long-term consequences. One of those consequences is tooth loss – complications from infection… Read more »

How Ozone Therapy Helps Patients With Periodontal Disease

If you are not putting up an effective fight against periodontal disease, the consequences can be serious. An infection that affects your gums can spread and affect you in other ways, leading to the potential for more health troubles. You can also face a higher risk for tooth loss, as the bacteria that have gathered… Read more »