Maintaining healthy gums can be more important than you realize. Do you want to make sure you avoid tooth loss later in life? If so, be sure to protect yourself against periodontal disease, as complications from this condition often cause adults to experience this problem. You can also have a more difficult time managing other health issues, and can even face a greater risk from heart disease! It is important to take good care of your gums on a daily basis, but you should also make sure you receive professional support. If you need a second opinion to determine how serious your periodontal problems are, or if you want to discuss treatment options for an advanced infection, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is here to help!
How Gum Disease Grows Progressively Worse
Periodontal disease is a problem that grows progressively worse as bacteria move and spread below your gum line. Gingivitis, the first stage of an infection, is something that can still be reversed, meaning your gums can return to their healthy state. Eventually, the progression of your infection can leave you in a situation where you have to focus on managing more serious issues caused by harmful bacteria.
Diagnosing Problems With Poor Periodontal Health
With the diagnostic imaging technology in our office, Dr. Kania can perform a detailed review of your periodontal health and evaluate the health of your gums. Knowing how serious your problem is will help us determine the right treatment approach. If an infection is caught in time, we can provide a scaling and root planing to remove bacteria and give your gums time to heal. We also provide supportive periodontal cleanings to help patients with more serious infections avoid complications.
Arranging Treatment For Patients With Periodontal Disease
In the event that a patient already has issues with periodontal disease, we can discuss more advanced services to address health complications. Our practice relies on periodontal lasers that can carefully remove diseased gums and bacteria to help you recover from problems. We also provide services like ozone therapy and PRP therapy, which can help with issues like bacteria buildup and tissue damage.
Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist For A Second Opinion About Gum Health
By acquiring a second opinion about the health of your gums, you can receive important feedback about your periodontal health, and learn about treatment options to address an active problem. Our practice provides a range of services to patients based on their current needs. After we assess your infection, you can learn more about the different procedures that can help someone tend to their gums. To find out more, please call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.