Exploring Prevention For Gum Disease

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By taking action to prevent gum infections, you can maintain your healthy tissue and stop the primary cause of tooth loss. You can reverse a case of gingivitis in its first stage, so taking steps to keep your gums healthy is key to your overall oral health. Explore your options for preventive treatment by speaking to your Encinitas/Sandiego CA, periodontist. We can describe our various procedures to help you decide which is best for moving forward.

Schedule An Appointment For Preventive Care

If you notice any changes to your gingival health, you should let us know right away. By scheduling a visit, we can document threats to your gums and provide treatments to prevent an infection or attempt to reverse it in the early stages. If you have soreness, bleeding that will not stop, or recession of tissues, these can all point to periodontal infection. To prevent letting this disease take your teeth, speak with a member of our team right away!

Scaling And Root Planing

To remove the buildup of plaque and tartar below your gumline, we can perform a procedure to access deposits beyond the capabilities of a standard checkup. By peeling back your gums, we clean your roots and smooth them to allow your gums to heal and reattach securely. This treats your body’s inflammatory response by removing the infectious deposits that cause the body to destroy its tissues. Depending upon the extent of your infection, this could take a single visit or up to 3 more sessions.

Supportive Periodontal Maintenance

If we determine that you are at higher risk for a gum infection or currently suffer from periodontal disease, we can put you on Supportive Periodontal Maintenance (STP). By increasing your dental appointments to every three or four months, we can clean your teeth more often to help hold your infection at bay and continuously remove bacterial deposits. While your gum health indicates the need for this therapy, you will gain additional benefits to continuously preventing decay as well.

Ozone Therapy

We also offer a procedure to help prevent gum infection called Ozone Therapy. This treatment destroys oral bacteria that take hold in your mouth to threaten infecting your gums. This powerful disinfectant enters your periodontal pockets to sterilize within and help your gums begin to heal. If you are hesitant to use antibiotics, this treatment provides a wonderful alternative for specifically targeting bacteria. If you have any questions about this or any other procedure, please let us know.

Speak With Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Treatments For Periodontal Disease

By taking care of your gums, you can enjoy a healthy smile for years to come! If you would like to find out more about our preventive treatments, call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.