You can prevent gingivitis with good oral hygiene habits, and with regular dental exams and cleanings. What can be difficult is managing your periodontal health when an active infection is already present. In time, gingivitis will worsen, which leaves you struggling with periodontal disease. At this point, the trouble with your gums can interfere with your general health, make other conditions, like diabetes, more difficult to manage, and raise your risk for tooth loss! Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is prepared to help if you think you have issues with periodontal disease. First, we can evaluate your gums using diagnostic imaging technology. Once we know the severity of your condition, we can discuss treatment options that can help you.
How Healthy Are Your Gums?
You should stay informed about the health of your gums, and watch for changes in their well-being. Before an infection becomes serious, you can observe several symptoms connected to gingivitis. Those symptoms include gums that bleed easily, problems with swelling and discoloration, and even a tendency for you to experience bad breath. Be aware that when gingivitis is not properly managed, the infection can worsen and become both harder to manage and more severe. This can lead to the destruction of tissues supporting teeth, as well as risks for general health problems if bacteria move through your bloodstream.
Preventive Care Can Stop An Infection From Worsening
When periodontal problems are identified in time, preventive care can be provided to restore the health of your gums. Scaling and root planing procedures clear away bacteria buildup on the roots of teeth, below your gums, to stop problems before they can worsen. We can also help those who are struggling with periodontal disease by providing Supportive Periodontal Maintenance, which helps stop a person’s condition from worsening and creating new problems. We can also provide you with Perio Protect, a personalized kit with antimicrobial agents and oral trays that you can use at home to fight bacteria.
Arranging Treatment For Periodontal Disease
If your review reveals that your gums are being affected by periodontal disease, there are procedures that can help you. Laser periodontal services remove infected tissues and fight the bacteria on the roots of your teeth. With ozone therapy, patients receive concentrations of oxygen to fight harmful bacteria while preserving healthy microbes.
Schedule A Review With Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist
After a diagnostic review, Dr. Kania can talk to you about your periodontal health and recommend services to address any active issues that affect you. With the right treatment, we can help you avoid the potentially serious consequences of unresolved problems with gum disease! If you have questions about our practice, or if you wish to schedule an appointment, please call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.