Keeping your gums in good health can be more important than you realize. If you do not resolve a problem with gingivitis, an infection can grow more serious. At this stage, periodontal disease can become a problem that is both difficult to control and harmful to your overall health. An advanced infection is also the leading cause for adult tooth loss! At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, patients who are concerned about their gum health can meet with us to receive important information. In addition to evaluating your condition to see if you have periodontal disease, we can recommend treatments that help you control a potentially serious infection to avoid further troubles.
Gum Disease Can Have More Impact On Your Health Than You May Realize
When you learn more about the potential for gum disease to impact your overall health, it becomes easier to see why these tissues should receive proper care. Gum disease can complicate a person’s ability to manage gum disease, and may make them more likely to have heart issues. You should also know that your infection can destroy the tissues supporting your teeth, which leads to tooth loss. While your general dentist can help you prevent and manage gingivitis, potential problems with periodontal disease can call for attention and care from a specialist.
Seeking A Second Opinion On Your Periodontal Health
If your dentist has warned you about possibly serious periodontal trouble, you can seek more detailed information from a periodontist. Our practice is prepared to help you understand both the severity of your condition and your treatment options. Our diagnostic imaging tools help us gauge just how serious a problem is, and alerts us to issues that we can address.
What Services Are Available For Me If I Have Periodontal Disease?
There are several procedures we can recommend to someone who is worried about their periodontal health. Those services include treatments that rely on lasers instead of manual tools to clear away bacteria and infected tissues. We also provide holistic solutions that rely on concentrated oxygen, as well as platelet-rich plasma that can stimulate your body’s natural recovery efforts. We should note that with Supportive Periodontal Maintenance, we can help you control an infection and avoid more serious consequences.
Talk To Dr. Kania To Learn More About Your Gum Health
By visiting a periodontist to discuss your concerns about gum disease, you can learn more about your health, and you can learn about treatment options that are available to you. We can meet with you to provide preventive services, or step in if necessary to address an active infection that needs to be managed. If you have questions for us, or if you would like to set up an appointment, please call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.