We offer an array of treatment options to help prevent or manage periodontal disease, so you avoid issues like sore, receding gums or tooth loss. We even provide noninvasive and convenient holistic options to protect the strength and health of your gum tissues. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about our holistic treatment options.
When to Seek Treatment
When should you see us for treatment? Your general dentist may notice the warning signs of possible inflammation, and refer you to our practice for periodontal treatment. But you can also contact us when you experience possible symptoms. Gingivitis could cause gums to feel sore or appear redder than usual. They could also swell. With periodontal disease, you can have the same symptoms, along with bleeding when you brush and floss and receding tissues too. When you experience any changes to your smile, even minor ones, then consider letting us know and using a consultation. Periodontal disease impacts half of adults over the age of 30, and lack of treatment could lead to tooth loss!
Our team can offer antimicrobial treatments to destroy the bacteria that infiltrated the pockets caused by gingivitis to lead to gum disease. We can offer topical or systemic treatments to control harmful bacterial deposits. One major treatment option is Ozone Therapy. Using oxygen in a liquid or gas form, we can sterilize and destroy harmful bacteria and free radicals in the soft tissues or tooth structure. This leaves the healthy ones intact, and lowers your risk of not only gum disease, but tooth decay and infection as well.
One major cause of gingivitis and disease is the presence of plaque buildup, which occurs when bacteria consume sugar and starch particles left behind by our foods and drinks. This buildup then irritates and inflames the gums to increase your risk of periodontal trouble. Our team can use regular dental cleanings to remove buildup, or in severe cases, use a deep cleaning to remove buildup from the teeth and roots, and even beneath the gums. If you undergo a deep cleaning, we can use SPT treatment in place of cleanings to manage the disease and keep your smile healthy and whole.
Supplements and Lifestyle Changes
We can also recommend changes to your daily life, like proper oral hygiene care and quitting tobacco products, to help protect your smile. We can provide supplements as well! To learn more, simply give us a call today to schedule a visit.
Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Keeping Your Smile Strong
We’re ready to help you enjoy your best smile and about periodontal disease. If you would like to learn more about how we treat your oral health issues, then call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.