When periodontal disease becomes an issue, it can be difficult to protect yourself against problems with tooth loss, as the tissues supporting teeth can be destroyed. Over time, your infection can even put you at a higher risk for general health troubles because of spreading bacteria! At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can offer services to directly deal with the effects of periodontal disease. Unfortunately, some patients will try to avoid beneficial services because they find the prospect of dental care uncomfortable. In order to provide a more positive, patient-friendly experience, we can work with you to make your treatment easier and more comfortable. To help with this, we provide different degrees of dental sedation for patients. Because we can perform services with lasers instead of physical tools, we can also offer better experiences after treatment!
Gum Disease Can Lead To Serious Consequences Without Treatment
When nothing is being done to address periodontal disease, the effects on your oral and general health can be alarming. Over time, periodontal bacteria can cause permanent damage to gums and bone tissues that are keeping your teeth secure. When this occurs, the loss of support can result in tooth loss, or the need to extract poorly held teeth. Gum disease can also lead to unsightly recession, exposing the roots of your teeth. This can affect your smile, and it can lead to greater dental sensitivity. It should be noted that the periodontal bacteria multiplying beneath your gums can affect your overall health by moving to different parts of your body.
Using Sedation To Help Patients Stay Calm Throughout Treatment
With the right approach to dental sedation, we can help those anxious about oral health care remain calm and comfortable as they undergo treatment at our practice. Nitrous oxide can be administered nasally while you are receiving our care. This gas helps you remain in good spirits while work is performed, and its effects can quickly wear away. For those who have more severe fears about oral health care, we can offer stronger alternatives, including the use of oral sedatives.
How Lasers Lead To More Comfort During And After Care
With lasers, our practice can manipulate soft tissues with greater precision and care. This means we can make more focused and careful cuts than are possible with a scalpel, so more of your healthy tissues are preserved. This results in less bleeding, and no need for suturing – it can also make healing easier after your procedure!
Schedule Periodontal Care With Dr. Kania!
At our periodontal treatment office in the Encinitas/San Diego, CA area, Dr. Kania is able to provide beneficial services for those who are struggling with periodontal disease. If you would like to learn more about our services, or if you are interested in discussing treatment, call Dr. Kania’s practice at (760) 642-0711.