Using Imaging Technology To Assess Your Periodontal Health

How can you be sure that you really have a problem with gum disease? There are symptoms of poor periodontal health that can be detected when you study your smile before going through your oral hygiene routine. With that said, it can be difficult for you to figure out on your own just how serious the problem might be, and what kind of treatment may be necessary to address the matter. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is prepared to help you with this. We have diagnostic imaging technology that lets us carefully study periodontal tissues. We can determine if preventive care will be enough to restore the condition of your gums, or if more serious action is needed to address periodontal disease.

With Diagnostic Imaging, We Can Carefully Study Your Gums

Diagnostic imaging technology makes a close and thorough study of your gums possible. When digital x-rays of your oral structures are taken, we can measure just how much effect an infection has had, and how serious it might be. This can make concerns about advanced periodontal disease clear. If there are reasons to believe that preventive care will not be enough to support your gums, we can discuss the treatment options available to you to fight this problem.

The Importance Of Identifying And Addressing Periodontal Disease

If periodontal disease is not addressed properly, it can lead to tooth loss, and the bacteria present beneath your gums can travel and impact your overall health in worrying ways. Gum disease leads all other causes when it comes to causing tooth loss in adults. Through treatments like ozone therapy and PRP therapy, we can fight the bacteria damaging your tissues and encourage their recovery, which can help you avoid the potentially serious consequences of your condition.

Steps You Can Take To Defend Your Gums At Home

While a trip to the periodontist’s office can provide important protection for your gums, you should remember that your daily efforts to clean your smile also help you fight periodontal bacteria. Brushing and flossing thoroughly will help you remove the bacteria that are gathering at the base of your teeth. For further assistance in fighting these bacteria, you can talk with your periodontist about taking home Perio Protect. Perio Protect provides a custom tray with special antimicrobial agents that fight unwelcome bacteria.

Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Your Gum Health

At Dr. Kania’s periodontal office, patients can have a diagnostic review performed to determine what impact periodontal disease has already had on their gums. With this detailed information, we can plan treatment to effectively fight the condition and protect you from its potential effects. To find out more, please call our periodontal practice in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.