If you fail to recognize the threat that gum disease poses, you can fail to see the value in seeing a periodontist about your infection. When gingivitis is not addressed in time and a person develops periodontal disease, they become vulnerable to tooth loss, they can see their smile change because of gum line recession, and they face risks of complications that will hurt their general health. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we are ready to help you fight to preserve the health of your gums. If preventive periodontal care is still an option, we can perform a scaling and root planing to stop an advanced infection from forming. For patients who already have complications that need to be tended to, we can discuss different services that can control an advanced infection.
You Can Prevent Trouble With Tooth Loss
Is tooth loss more likely to happen because of dental decay, or because of gum disease? If you assume the former is a bigger threat to your full smile, you should guess again! People who suffer periodontal disease lose teeth after damage from bacteria rob those teeth of stability. When that occurs, you may need to have teeth extracted, or they could be lost on their own. While our practice is prepared to help with this issue by providing dental implant placement, we are also here to help manage problems so they do not worsen. One thing we can recommend is PRP therapy, which encourages the natural growth of tissues over time. When necessary, we can also encourage the growth of healthy tissues by performing laser periodontal treatment to remove bacteria and damaged portions of your gums.
Your Periodontist Can Make Plans To Restore Your Gum Line
Has your gum line already started to recede? If so, it can be hard to ignore the impact that the problem has had on your smile. We rely on the Pinhole Surgical Technique for gum grafting to address this problem. This allows us to move your gum line minimal changes, and no need for suturing!
You Can Be Protected Against Complications That Impact Your General Health
If periodontal bacteria continue to multiply and spread, they can begin to affect your general health by traveling through your bloodstream. Bacteria that cause inflammation to occur can create potentially serious problems when this happens. With procedures like ozone therapy, we can directly target harmful microbes. This treatment uses concentrated oxygen to take care of harmful bacteria while leaving healthy microbes alone.
Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Protection Against Gum Disease
If you are struggling with periodontal disease, let Dr. Kania know! When you do, you can learn about the different procedures that are available to help you. To find out more about what we do for our patients, call Dr. Kania’s periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.