Fighting Gum Disease With Oxygen Therapy

Encinitas ozone therapyOur team provides treatments to help prevent periodontal disease, or to manage the disease in order to avoid major complications, such as adult tooth loss. One comfortable and effective treatment is Ozone Therapy. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about how we protect your gums from disease with Ozone Therapy.

The Benefits of Oxygen Therapy

We use Ozone Therapy to oxidize and destroy the harmful microbes and bacteria that are linked to gingivitis and gum disease, and which could increase the risk of periodontitis and adult tooth loss with time. Our team will administer oxygen in a liquid or gas form, selecting the option that you prefer, to neutralize free radicals and bacteria in your gums and even tooth structure. While this destroys the harmful bacteria, it leaves the beneficial bacteria in place, so your smile still has the microbes necessary to fight infection in the teeth and gums. We could use this to aid in treating gingivitis and the minor stages of gum disease, or as a preventive means of managing more severe cases of periodontal disease, keeping your smile healthy and whole.

When to Seek Treatment

You should seek treatment for periodontal concerns when you notice changes to your gums. When the tissues appear redder than usual, feel sensitive, or bleed easily, you need to undergo a diagnosis to find out what treatments are necessary to safeguard your smile’s health and stability. Otherwise, you could develop receding tissues, which alters the beauty of your smile and increases the risk of associated complications like tooth decay and dental infection, as well as periodontitis, the stage linked to tooth loss. Don’t let your smile degrade and break down, talk to our team about possible solutions!

Other Preventive Actions

We could combine these with other treatments to help protect your smile. We have Supportive Periodontal Maintenance, which replaces the need for traditional dental cleanings and helps us remove deposits of plaque and tartar. We could also discuss the use of certain medications, or a scaling and root planing to remove bacteria and plaque for the roots and beneath the tissues. At home, you can take preventive actions too by brushing and flossing daily, drinking plenty of water and treating a healthy diet, and avoiding tobacco products.

If you have any questions about how Oxygen Therapy can protect your smile, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help your smile stay strong and full!

Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Our Preventive Treatments

Our team can offer unique treatments to help safeguard your oral health! If you would like to find out more about keeping this disease at bay, call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.