Over time, a problem with gum disease can become serious enough to call for a visit with a specialist. With that said, it may be difficult for you to know whether you have periodontal problems that call for more involved care. If you want answers to your questions about gum disease, or if your general dentist recommends a review from a specialist, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist can help. To determine what kind of issues you face, we can recommend a diagnostic review with digital imaging technology. The information we gather helps us determine if you are in need of detailed treatment to fight an advanced infection, or if there is time to move forward with preventive periodontal care.
The Importance Of Periodontal Evaluations
While regular dental exams can lead to warnings about your oral and periodontal health, a review from a specialist can provide important feedback about the condition of your gums. We use digital imaging technology to gather detailed information concerning these tissues. Upon reviewing the images that we gather, we can warn you about signs of poor periodontal health that can be reversed through preventive care. We can also identify more severe effects of periodontal disease that will call for more involved support. With this knowledge, we can help you manage your smile and avoid difficulties over time that include tooth loss and difficulty managing other health problems.
Preventing The Onset Of Periodontal Disease
While gingivitis is something to worry about, this stage of an infection is one that we can reverse with the appropriate preventive care. By performing a scaling and root planing – a deep cleaning where bacteria are removed from below the gum line – we can give your tissues the opportunity to heal from an infection. Supportive maintenance cleanings can also help control a case of periodontal disease.
Managing A Serious Infection
If your infection has already progressed, meaning you need help to manage periodontal disease, we can discuss your treatment options. Those treatments include work with soft tissue lasers to remove bacteria and diseased tissues and ligaments. We also offer a holistic treatment that depends on platelet-rich plasma, which your body uses for its natural recovery process, to restore damaged tissues. The information we gather from your diagnostic review can help us determine what type of care might be right for you.
Schedule An Evaluation With Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist
An evaluation with Dr. Kania can reveal important details about the state of your periodontal health. Taking the condition of your gums seriously can be more important than you realize. If a problem is left unchecked, your infection could wind up hurting your general health and causing tooth loss! To find out more, please call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.