When you begin to struggle with gingivitis, there are certain symptoms that you can identify. Your gums can bleed after you brush and floss, and they may look swollen or discolored in areas where an infection has developed. You may notice that you have to hide bad breath more often, or even that your gum line is starting to recede. While these problems should not be taken lightly, you can put a stop to your difficulties with effective preventive care. Unfortunately, periodontal disease can create more serious problems, and it can be more difficult to manage. One thing our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can do for you is address the tissue damage linked to your periodontal disease. By doing this, we can provide cosmetic improvements, and help you fight the negative effects of this infection.
Untreated Periodontal Disease Can Have Serious Consequences
When gingivitis progresses to periodontal disease, the effects on your health and smile should not be ignored. Over time, the bacteria that have gathered beneath your gum line can cause damage to the tissues that are supporting your teeth. If this is not dealt with, you can have more difficulties dealing with bacteria, and you face a heightened risk for tooth loss. While the effects of gingivitis can be fought with good oral hygiene and preventive periodontal services, more involved services can be necessary when you struggle with more severe gum disease.
Encouraging Tissue Growth With PRP Therapy
Through PRP therapy, we can use platelet rich plasma to encourage your gums to regrow healthy tissues. These treatments rely on the body’s natural ability to repair damaged tissues to help you improve your health. This may be recommended alongside another treatment, as it can lead to faster and easier healing for your gums.
How Laser Treatments Help With Recovery
It may be necessary to use lasers to remove bacteria as well as infected tissues to help you recover from your infection. With our LANAP laser and the REPAIR WaterLase laser technology at our office, we can find the right approach to fighting your infection. These lasers allow us to perform work with a precision that manual tools are not able to match. Because of this, you can have an easier time healing after a procedure.
Arrange Treatment For Gum Disease With Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist
The tissue damage that you suffer due to periodontal disease should not be taken lightly. Dr. Kania is able to provide different treatments that take on this damage, helping you recover from harm and stay better protected against the more severe consequences of poor gum health. To learn more about what we can do to help you prevent or fight gum disease, please call our periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.