Diagnosing And Treating Periodontal Disease

The first step in treating periodontal disease is determining what condition your gums are currently in, and seeing what kind of services might be right for you. If it is not managed at all, a problem with periodontal disease can become serious. In time, gingivitis can lead to problems with an advanced infection that include tissue damage, problems with your general health, and tooth loss. Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist relies on advanced imaging technology that lets us evaluate you and determine if you require more advanced treatment, or if preventive services are still beneficial.

Are You Staying Informed About The State Of Your Periodontal Health?

If you fail to take your periodontal health seriously, the consequences can both surprise and alarm you. A serious infection can make a person vulnerable to tooth loss, and it can complicate their ability to manage other health issues, including serious ones like diabetes. There are also risks to your general health, as periodontal bacteria that enter your bloodstream can cause harmful problems in other parts of your body! Undergoing a diagnostic review of your gums will provide helpful feedback regarding their current state, and let your periodontist know what kind of services can benefit you.

Undergoing A Diagnostic Review Of Your Gums

Through the use of diagnostic imaging technology, we will be able to determine just how serious your problems are. We may find that there is still time to stop further trouble through preventive services. However, it is also possible that we will see the need to plan a more advanced procedure to address problems that have already started to impact your overall health.

Different Services We Can Provide To Protect Your Smile

For people who undergo treatment in time, preventive services can stop gingivitis before the infection becomes more serious, and makes treatment more difficult. A scaling and root planing will remove the bacteria present under your gum line and stop them from spreading further. Through supportive periodontal maintenance, we can provide ongoing protection to keep your gums guarded against the threat of bacteria buildup. A person who has a more serious problem can benefit from more involved care. For example, we may recommend treatment with lasers to remove both bacteria buildup and diseased gums.

Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist Can Diagnose Your Periodontal Problems

Through timely evaluations and treatments, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help you avoid problems with potentially serious gum disease. Without the right support, an infection can take a serious toll. You can lose teeth, and you can have a harder time preserving your overall health. The sooner you schedule a review, the sooner you can find out what kind of help you might require! To find out more, call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.