How worried should you really be about signs of gum disease? If you have a problem with gingivitis, you can use smart oral hygiene habits at home to stop the problem, or undergo a scaling and root planing. However, if you feel that the problem is more serious, or if you want to be certain that you are not at risk for periodontal disease, you can schedule a second appointment with a periodontal specialist. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we have advanced diagnostic tools that enable us to give you detailed information about the condition of your gums. We can help you prevent a problem with periodontal disease, or fight the issue with a modern treatment.
A Problem With Periodontal Disease Can Have Serious Consequences
Letting periodontal disease form can make it harder for you to maintain your full smile, as well as your general health over time. Unlike gingivitis, which can be reversed, periodontal disease can become a long-term problem for you. The bacteria responsible for attacking your gums can destroy the tissues that keep your teeth in place, making it difficult for you to maintain your smile. You can also experience other health concerns, like a potential risk for heart disease, because of your infection.
Using 3D Imaging Technology To Examine Your Periodontal Health
The advanced imaging technology we use at our office enables us to closely examine your gums, and see how serious your condition might be. These 3D scans can lead to the identification of an infection, and allow us to spot other problems, like jawbone degradation. Once we have the appropriate information gathered, we can give you insights into how your periodontal health can best be maintained.
Arranging Treatments To Manage Periodontal Problems
If a problem with gingivitis is caught and treated in time, the health of your gums can be fully restored…unfortunately, periodontal disease can require more dedicated support. We offer several approaches that can protect a person’s smile and health. Through laser periodontal treatment, we can carefully remove infected tissues, which will allow healthy tissues to grow in their place. You can also have bacteria addressed directly through ozone therapy, or with Perio Protect, a kit that you can use at home to fight harmful agents.
Make An Appointment To Discuss Your Gums With Dr. Kania!
Dr. Kania is ready to provide people in and around the Encinitas/San Diego, CA area with quality services! One thing we can do for patients is help them develop a clear idea of what their periodontal issues really look like. A second opinion evaluation gives you valuable feedback about the state of your smile, and lets us determine what kind of care you might require. If you would like to seek Dr. Kania’s expertise, contact her office today at (760) 642-0711.