Planning Supportive Periodontal Maintenance

Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can provide a number of beneficial services for those affected by advanced gum disease. With that said, we are also here to prevent the problems that make those services necessary. After a diagnostic review of your health, we can determine if you should begin supportive periodontal maintenance. Ongoing support in this form helps you manage your infection and avoid the kind of complications that can lead to tissue damage, tooth loss, and more! If we catch an infection in time, we can also provide scaling and root planing to reverse the condition and protect your health.

Fighting The Accumulation Of Periodontal Bacteria

The accumulation of harmful microbes on the roots of our teeth lead to problems with gum disease. At first, you can experience gingivitis, a reversible infection. Over time, as bacteria continue to spread and move past your gum line, your condition can worsen. As time passes and this occurs, you can develop problems with periodontal disease. This is a more difficult infection to manage, one that can have significant consequences if not dealt with. One way to control your risk for complications is to move from regular dental cleanings to supportive periodontal maintenance, an ongoing series of cleanings that remove bacteria below the gum line.

What To Expect When You Arrange Supportive Periodontal Maintenance

Supportive periodontal maintenance controls problems with poor periodontal health, limiting your risk for experiencing the consequences of an infection. Approximately every three or four months, you can come in to have bacteria removed from teeth roots. This can prevent the kind of tissue damage that makes tooth extraction necessary, and it lowers your risk for the spread of bacteria to other parts of the body, which can lead to different concerns, including heart troubles.

Other Services We Provide To Protect Your Gums

When called for, we can provide more than just preventive services for an infection. Our office relies on laser technology to control bacteria buildup, and we can safely remove diseased gums to encourage the growth of healthy tissues to take their place. We can also review the advantages of other services, such as treatment with concentrated oxygen to fight harmful bacteria without disrupting your mouth’s natural ecosystem.

Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Scheduling Supportive Periodontal Maintenance

Through supportive periodontal maintenance, we can control a potentially serious infection so that it will not cause the potentially serious consequences of an advanced infection. If you have questions about this form of support, or if you want to discuss other treatment options, we are here to help! We take care to provide exciting and advanced treatment options, including services with lasers, to support our patients. To find out more, call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.