When it is not being managed, a periodontal infection can have serious consequences that affect more than just your smile. Fortunately, there are services that help control the spread of bacteria as well as potential attachment loss that make your teeth vulnerable to being lost. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal office, we can recommend different preventive services to help maintain the health of your gums. Depending on the severity of your current infection, we can provide a scaling and root planing or recommend the start of Supportive Periodontal Maintenance. If necessary, we can also discuss treatments that will help address harm already done by a serious infection.
Periodontal Cleanings Can Help Control Or Prevent A Serious Infection
Periodontal cleanings play an important role in keeping patients’ problems with gum disease under control. The length of time you spend not managing an infection can have serious consequences. As bacteria continue to multiply and cause issues like attachment loss and the destruction of tissues, you become more likely to lose teeth. You also have to worry about your condition interfering with your ability to manage other health conditions. Our practice provides preventive periodontal care that will help you manage your condition and avoid complications.
How Scaling And Root Planing Helps Patients
Scaling and root planing helps fight infections by removing bacteria from the roots of teeth, and by smoothing the surfaces of these areas so that microbes will have a harder time gathering in the future. We can provide localized anesthetic to make sure that the process is more comfortable. Because this is a thorough teeth cleaning, we may need to set up a second appointment to complete your care.
Should You Begin Scheduling Supportive Periodontal Maintenance?
For some people with poor gum health, Supportive Periodontal Maintenance will become an important ongoing form of care. This procedure will take the place of the usual teeth cleanings arranged at your general dentists’ office. By arranging them on a regular basis, we can control the accumulation and spread of bacteria to prevent complications with gum disease from affecting you.
Schedule Important Preventive Periodontal Care With Dr. Kania
When a problem with your gum health is not caught in time, the complications can be more severe than you expect. Fortunately, an infection can be managed when the right preventive services are provided. Our office is here to help those who need more support to control the spread of microbes below the gum line. When appropriate, we can also discuss more involved treatment options, including services that rely on laser technology to more carefully and precisely modify tissues. If you would like to find out more, please call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.