If you are affected by periodontal disease, ongoing support can help you avoid some of the most frustrating effects of your condition. If the problem is not properly managed, you can suffer damage to the tissues that support your teeth. Because of this, you can feel teeth become loose, or find out that you need them extracted. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can provide ongoing supportive periodontal maintenance to help you avoid issues with attachment loss. These sessions, which can take the place of regular dental cleanings, can be an important part of your larger effort to fight your troubles with periodontal disease.
Supportive Periodontal Maintenance Can Help You Prevent Attachment Loss
Supportive periodontal maintenance is recommended for patients who are trying to avoid troubles with attachment loss caused by periodontal disease. Your gums, periodontal tissues, and even your jawbone are vulnerable to harm from your condition if your problem is not being managed. To stop these damages from progressing, and costing you your teeth, regular cleanings can be provided at our practice. After evaluating your periodontal health, we can determine how often you should plan to come in for these sessions – typically, three month intervals are beneficial to patients.
Replacing Routine Dental Cleanings With Supportive Periodontal Maintenance
Supportive periodontal maintenance can become a substitute for the routine dental cleanings provided at your dental office. Having these regular services provided can be important, as the standard six month dental cleanings may not do enough for a person who is affected by periodontal disease. Both of these services are effective for maintaining the condition of your teeth, as your supportive periodontal maintenance does address any deposits of plaque and tartar found on your smile.
Other Procedures We Can Offer To Help You Preserve Your Gums
For a direct approach to dealing with bacteria below your gum line, our practice can perform a scaling and root planing. Your periodontist will clear away harmful agents that have gathered on the roots of teeth, before polishing those roots to make it harder for new bacteria to gather. In addition to helping someone with periodontal disease manage their problems, this can help someone with an initial stage of an infection, gingivitis, restore their gum health. We can also target harmful microbes that are attacking your periodontal tissues through ozone therapy. Because this treatment relies on oxygen to eliminate unwelcome bacterial agents, healthy microbes can remain.
Talk To Dr. Kania About Scheduling Supportive Periodontal Maintenance
Supportive periodontal maintenance can be an important service for an individual who is struggling with poor periodontal health. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, Dr. Kania can talk to you about the benefits of these sessions, and review your other options for smile care. To seek Dr. Kania’s expertise, contact her office today at (760) 642-0711.