When gingivitis is addressed, more severe problems with periodontal disease can be avoided. If you want to protect yourself from the consequences of untreated gum disease, you should be ready to identify the symptoms of poor periodontal health. There are several issues that can affect you when you develop an infection. Fortunately, you can fight the problem with a good oral hygiene routine, and by visiting your dentist for a regular checkup. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice provides preventive periodontal services as well, and we can use imaging technology to check if your troubles are still linked to gingivitis, or if it is time to talk about more advanced treatment options.
Gingivitis Is Not A Problem That You Should Ignore
While gingivitis can be stopped, and your gums returned to good health, it is not a problem that you should take lightly. If an infection develops and continues to worsen, it will eventually progress to periodontal disease. At this point, you have to worry about more significant consequences. Periodontal disease damages the tissues that support teeth, making it harder to prevent tooth loss over time. An infection can also make other health conditions harder to manage, and it can make you more vulnerable to trouble with heart disease!
Fighting Periodontal Problems At Home
By maintaining a good oral hygiene routine, you can fight the buildup of bacteria at your gum line that can cause periodontal problems. You should target your gum line when you brush and floss to keep bacteria from accumulating and attacking these tissues. For extra support on a daily basis, you can receive Perio Protect from your periodontist. Perio Protect gives patients antibacterial agents and trays that help them apply the substance to fight problems.
Bringing Concerns About Gum Disease To Your Periodontist
If you have concerns about gum disease and hope to avoid serious consequences from your condition, your periodontist can help you. At your appointment, we can carefully examine your periodontal tissues to see how significant an infection might be. If you have issues with gingivitis, scaling and root planing can remove bacteria before the problem grows worse and harder to manage. Supportive Periodontal Maintenance can help control periodontal disease if it has already become an issue.
Talk To Dr. Kania About Your Gum Disease Concerns!
When periodontal problems are overlooked, they can worsen until they put a person through serious problems. Fortunately, you can fight an infection at home and count on Dr. Kania for support against a difficult infection. To find out more about how you can identify signs of gingivitis and address them, or how you can control the effects of advanced gum disease, please call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.