Should You Speak To A Periodontist About Gum Disease?

Sometimes, people grow concerned about the health of their gums because they experience issues like bleeding, swollen periodontal tissues, and other worrying developments. In other cases, individuals have no idea they have trouble with infection until their dentist brings up a concern during a routine evaluation. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice specializes in helping people manage their periodontal health. An appointment can be beneficial if you are alarmed by signs of periodontal disease, or if you want a second opinion about your gum health after visiting your dentist. We have advanced diagnostic tools we can use to see what your health issues might be, and we offer a range of modern services that can help you prevent periodontal disease, or manage a severe infection.

A Periodontal Infection Can Be More Harmful Than You Might Realize!

It is important to recognize just how harmful a periodontal infection can become over time. When an infection first occurs, a person experiences gingivitis. Gingivitis can lead to a change in the condition of your gums, and may lead to sensitivity to bleeding, chronic bad breath, and other concerning symptoms. If the problem is not addressed in time, your condition can worsen, leaving you affected by periodontal disease. At this state, bacteria beneath your gums can destroy the tissues that support your teeth, and make you vulnerable to health concerns!

Receiving Expert Feedback About The Health Of Your Gums

In order to see what kind of care you require, our practice uses advanced diagnostic tools to evaluate the condition of your gums. The images produced by the technology in our office can reveal if you have an infection, and help us ascertain how serious it may be. With this information available, we can help you understand what threat you might face, and we can review your options for addressing the matter.

Fighting The Effects Of A Periodontal Infection

For people who are experiencing an infection, our periodontal practice can provide preventive services to help you stop bacteria from doing serious harm to your smile and oral health. These services include scaling and root planings, which can stop gingivitis, as well as supportive periodontal maintenance to stop an advanced infection from worsening. If necessary, we can even do advanced work to remove infected tissues. Laser-based periodontal care allows us to do this work while protecting healthy tissues. Lasers also encourage faster healing, so your recovery time is shortened!

Talk To Dr. Kania If You Are Starting To Worry About Gum Disease!

At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, Dr. Kania has experience helping patients facing varying degrees of periodontal health troubles. If you think something might be wrong with your gums, or if you want to receive follow-up information from Dr. Kania after visiting your dentist, contact her office today at (760) 642-0711.