How Digital Images Help Us Identify Periodontal Problems

There are certain symptoms of gingivitis that a person can identify on their own. For example, you may start to worry about your periodontal health because your gums frequently bleed whenever you clean your smile, or because your tissues look swollen or discolored. What you should know is that knowing the severity of the infection can help determine what kind of periodontal care can benefit you. If a problem is caught in time, preventive periodontal services can be sufficient, but more advanced cases can call for more involved treatments. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we use diagnostic imaging technology to carefully study patients’s health. With these detailed images captured, we can find an effective solution to problems with your gums!

The Benefits Of Catching And Treating Periodontal Problems Early

Poor periodontal health is something that can affect your smile and physical health in worrying ways. If gingivitis is not caught in time, and you develop periodontal disease, your risk for tooth loss becomes higher. This is because bacteria that cause inflammation of these tissues can also cause problems with attachment loss. When the tissues that support teeth are destroyed, they become less secure, which leads to the need to remove them, or to their loss on their own. Periodontal disease has also been linked to problems with your overall well-being, and can make managing other health conditions more difficult.

Arranging A Diagnostic Review Of Your Gums

With our diagnostic imaging technology, we can capture detailed images of your gum tissues. Upon capturing and reviewing these tissues, we can see how severe an infection might be. If your review shows us that you have gingivitis, we can recommend treatment via scaling and root planing to remove the bacteria causing problems. When this is performed, your gums will be able to recover from the effects of infection and return to good health. If the problem is more serious than this, we can explore other options for maintaining your health.

What Are My Options For Treatment If I Have Periodontal Disease?

If you are already dealing with periodontal disease, we can review other options for treating your infection. If necessary, we can use lasers to treat the affected area. This process relies on lasers to carefully clear away infected tissues so that we can remove bacteria and encourage the growth of healthy tissues. It is also possible to target unhealthy microbes directly with ozone therapy. Because this treatment relies on concentrated oxygen to eliminate unwelcome bacteria, we are able to preserve the healthy bacteria and sustain your mouth’s natural ecosystem.

Have Your Periodontal Health Checked And Addressed By Dr. Kania!

Dr. Kania is prepared to perform a thorough diagnostic to determine what kind of condition your gums are in, and what kind of treatment can help. To find out more, reach out to her periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.