In our last blog, we conducted a brief overview of our preventive treatments, which we use to avoid the onset of gum disease, or manage it in the early stages. In today’s blog, we’re going to focus on one preventive procedure in particular. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about Ozone Therapy. With this unique preventive procedure, our team can help manage your periodontal concerns and protect your smile from major complications, including the loss of your teeth!
The Impact of Harmful Oral Bacteria
Our mouth contains over 600 different types of bacteria, and most of them are benign. But some could lead to serious issues for your smile, including the onset of periodontal disease. This happens when gums become inflamed and treatment isn’t conducted to reverse the inflammation. As pockets form at the gum line, the disease-causing bacteria enter them, leading to an issue that cannot be cured and without management, could lead to tooth loss. However, these bacteria are also anaerobic, so they die in the presence of oxygen. Which is why we can often manage the early stages of disease with Ozone Therapy.
With Ozone Therapy, our team will administer oxygen in the form of a gas or liquid to your smile. This targets harmful microbes, which would otherwise exacerbate your disease and lead to painful symptoms. Instead, they’re destroyed in both the periodontal tissues and from the surfaces of your teeth. In addition, this doesn’t harm the beneficial bacteria, only those that pose a threat to the health and function of your teeth and gums. This preventive procedure only takes one visit, and you can return to your normal routine afterwards, with a stronger and healthier smile.
What Happens Next?
After the procedure, we will monitor your smile in a follow up visit as needed. Routine cleanings to remove harmful plaque and tartar will be recommended, as this helps control the disease and manage it to avoid the periodontist stage, which could cause adult tooth loss. We will also discuss better at-home hygiene habits to manage the disease and safeguard your teeth and gums. Working together, we can help you enjoy a healthy and whole smile. If you have any questions about how our team prevents gum disease or manages it with preventive procedures, then contact our team today to learn more. We look forward to helping you enjoy your best possible smile!
Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Ozone Therapy
We want to help you take a preventive approach to fighting periodontal disease. If you would like to find out more about our preventive treatment options, then call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.