When you are at home, you are able to protect your gums from the threat of bacterial infection. Through good oral hygiene, it is possible to prevent the accumulation of plaque and tartar that can cause an infection of your periodontal tissues. Many people who follow good practices – and stay consistent with them – are able to keep their smile safe from gingivitis. Unfortunately, others will have issues with gum disease at some point in their lives. One thing you should know is that your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist is able to help through preventive periodontal services. These special treatments target those bacteria that cause infections. If performed in time, they can help you recover before the problem progresses to periodontal disease. If you have already reached this stage of infection, preventive services can control the growth of bacteria and destruction of tissues to protect you from attachment loss.
Gum Disease Carries Serious Potential Consequences
If you are not taking good care of your gums, the bacteria that attack these tissues can do serious damage. Attachment loss refers to the destruction of periodontal and bone tissues that hold teeth in place. As these tissues are destroyed, the resulting loss of support leads to issues with tooth loss. This is not the only threat that periodontal disease poses. Bacteria attacking your gums can continue to spread, and harmful microbes can travel through your bloodstream in order to cause negative effects for other parts of your body.
Arranging In-Office Cleanings To Fight Periodontal Bacteria
Through a scaling and root planing procedure, your periodontist is able to remove the bacteria that have already begun to form harmful plaque on the roots of your teeth. By removing the buildup of harmful agents, the damage from bacteria can be controlled. If this procedure occurs while you only have gingivitis to address, the health of your gums can be restored, putting and end to your troubles.
For people who are trying to stop attachment loss and bacteria accumulation from occurring, we can recommend supportive periodontal maintenance. These procedures often take the place of traditional teeth cleanings for individuals with periodontal disease. Care will be taken to remove all of the unwelcome microbes that have gathered on your smile and between teeth since your last session. The number of appointments set can vary – for many people, the recommended schedule is three months.
Fighting Bacteria Through Ozone Therapy
Through ozone therapy, it is possible to attack unwelcome microbes while leaving healthy bacteria alone. This procedure uses concentrated oxygen to destroy anaerobic microbes. Those bacteria are responsible for the negative effects associated with poor oral health. By removing them, and leaving healthy bacteria behind, it is easier to maintain your mouth’s ecosystem.
Enjoy Periodontal Preventive Care At Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA Practice!
If you are growing concerned about your periodontal health, or if you are struggling to prevent more harm from periodontal disease, Dr. Kania is prepared to help! To learn more, please call our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice at (760) 642-0711.