Letting problems with gum disease go without proper care can be consequential. Patients who are not managing an infection are vulnerable to more than just oral health issues, as bacteria can spread to other areas, leading to a heightened risk for heart disease and other concerns. As harmful microbes destroy the tissues that support teeth, leading to embarrassing tooth loss. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help you take on problems with gum disease. A review can help us determine how serious your condition is; from there, we can discuss treatments that help you manage your well-being.
Why Your Periodontal Health Might Need Attention From A Specialist
At general dental checkups, updates about your periodontal and dental health are provided. While your regular dentist can offer support if you have gingivitis, you may need more specialized care if you are struggling with periodontitis, the more advanced form of an infection. When periodontitis is not being addressed, there are serious consequences that can impact your appearance and general health. Remember that the longer you spend putting off an appointment, the more time you give your infection to create problems!
Different Services We Offer To Help Manage An Active Infection
Based on a diagnostic review of your periodontal health, we can explore options for treatment. Advanced services we can provide include:
- Laser periodontal treatment to remove bacteria and infected tissues
- Ozone therapy, which can fight harmful microbes while preserving healthy bacteria that maintain your mouth’s ecosystem
- PRP therapy, a treatment that encourages faster recovery when gum disease causes tissue damage
Because plans are based around individual patients, we can determine a treatment approach that is ideally suited to your current needs and issues.
Keeping Up With Supportive Maintenance Appointments To Control Your Gum Health
For patients who have a history of experiencing issues with gum disease, supportive periodontal maintenance can be beneficial. During these regular visits, advanced cleanings take place to fight bacteria that can form on your roots. Keeping microbes from building up serves to manage problems and prevent complications. While the frequency of these appointments can vary, many who require it benefit from appointments set at three month intervals. These appointments can take the place of routine dental cleanings.
Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Managing Gum Disease
Problems with poor gum health should not be ignored. Letting an issue go without the right care can lead to worsening trouble—you can experience tooth loss, and you can experience problems with your overall health. Our practice provides different specialized services that support those who need help managing periodontal disease. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, please call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.