The right preventive measures can help you avoid problems with gum disease. Those measures should take the form of both in-office care and professional dental checkups and cleanings. For people who have struggled with maintaining their periodontal health, an alternative to traditional teeth cleanings may be appropriate. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can talk to you about starting supportive periodontal maintenance. Instead of the standard semiannual dental cleanings, patients who start these visits will have regularly scheduled appointments for cleanings that are more involved to help control problems with infections and the harm that they can cause. When appropriate, we can also talk to patients about beginning more involved care to address active infections.
The Importance Of Effectively Managing Problems With Gum Disease
If an issue with your periodontal health is not taken seriously, the effects can be significant and alarming. Over time, you can have difficulties with your general health, and you can also find it harder to avoid problems with tooth loss through the years due to worsening tissue damage. While gingivitis, the first stage of an infection, can recognized and addressed through scaling and root planing, people who develop more significant problems with their periodontal health can find that they require more advanced help to prevent complications.
Scheduling Supportive Periodontal Maintenance
By evaluating your gums and oral health, we can assess what kind of support you require. For those who have a need for it, we can recommend starting supportive periodontal maintenance. This is a form of care that replaces traditional dental cleanings. These sessions can occur more consistently when necessary, and they can take on bacteria buildup on portions of your tooth structure that are normally not cared for during routine preventive services. With the aid of these visits, patients are less likely to experience the complications that stem from problems with periodontal disease!
What We Can Do For Patients Fighting More Significant Periodontal Problems
For patients whose issues with gum disease are already more serious, our practice can help by offering care in the form of more advanced services. When necessary, that can even include treatment to remove both bacteria buildup and infected tissues in order to encourage the growth of healthy gums. By using lasers to provide this kind of periodontal care, we can shorten your recovery time and generally provide a more conservative and comfortable experience in the dentist’s chair.
Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Supportive Periodontal Maintenance
Through the right support, problems with gum disease can be effectively managed. If you have questions about supportive periodontal maintenance or any other form of care that we provide, please reach out to Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.