Should You Seek A Second Opinion To Discuss Gum Disease?

A second opinion appointment to discuss a health concern can be more than just a confirmation that something is wrong. It is also capable of doing more than reassuring you a problem is less concerning than you had initially feared. By seeking out information from a specialist, you can learn about modern treatment solutions that can help you manage your condition. If your dentist has warned you about your periodontal health, a visit to our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist’s office can be beneficial. At your visit, we can use advanced diagnostic technology to see how severe your issues with gum disease might be. With that information noted, we can talk to you about the patient-friendly treatments we use to help people preserve the health of their periodontal tissues.

A Periodontal Infection Can Become Serious If It Is Not Addressed In Time

Why should you be concerned about the condition of your gums? The first stage of an infection, gingivitis, can be reversed when treated in time, but the condition can worsen and become persistent. If this has occurred, and you are now dealing with periodontal disease, you may need a better long-term solution for protecting yourself against the infection.

We Can Provide Modern Solutions For Periodontal Disease

If your periodontal infection has not progressed, there may be time to reverse the condition through scaling and root planing. This procedure is a deep cleaning that removes bacteria that have gathered on teeth below your gum line, and caused an infection. This procedure can put a stop to gingivitis, and it can help control the effects of periodontal disease. If you have a more advanced condition, we may recommend supportive periodontal maintenance, an ongoing series of dedicated cleanings that can take the place of traditional semiannual teeth cleanings.

If your gums have already suffered more concerning harm from an infection, we can explore more involved treatment options. With laser technology, we can carefully trim away infected tissues so that healthy tissues can grow in their place. This treatment approach offers more precision than manual treatments, and it can shorten the time you need to recover. We also offer practices like ozone therapy, where we can specifically target harmful anaerobic bacteria attacking your gums, but preserve those microbes that are beneficial.

We Can Also Discuss At-Home Care For Your Gums

Fighting periodontal disease at home can help you manage the problem, and avoid complications. A thorough brushing and flossing routine can help you control bacteria that gather at your gum line. For targeted support, we can provide you with Perio Protect, which provides you with a custom tray as well as antibacterial agents that you can apply directly to your gums.

Dr. Kania Can Provide A Second Opinion Appointment To Discuss Gum Disease

At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, Dr. Kania welcomes patients in search of a second opinion after learning they have issues with gum disease. To find out more, call Dr. Kania’s periodontal practice today at (760) 642-0711.