What Can I Do To Avoid Complications From Gingivitis?

If you have problems with gingivitis, you should be concerned enough to take action and address the matter. Focusing on good oral hygiene and keeping up with routine dental checkups can help you stop a problem before it worsens and turns into a matter for a periodontist. It should be noted that when an infection is not resolved in time, and a patient develops problems with periodontal disease, more involved care can be necessary to stop their infection from spreading or causing tooth loss! Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can use our diagnostic imaging tools to determine how serious your current infection is, and to determine what can be done to help you based on that evaluation.

Pay Attention To Early Symptoms Of Gingivitis

If you want to avoid complications from gingivitis, you should be prepared to identify the warning signs of an infection when they start to appear. Look at your smile when you brush and floss – do you have issues with bleeding, or sensitivity from swollen or discolored tissues? Have you noticed a change in your gum line? These issues can indicate a problem with gingivitis. Your response can stop the infection from worsening and limit your risks.

Stick With A Thorough Oral Hygiene Routine

On a daily basis, you should target your gum line when you brush and floss. By doing so, you remove the bacteria that are responsible for causing gingivitis. If you are not already doing this, make sure you work thoroughly to clean the base of your teeth when you floss. Letting these spaces go untreated can make you more likely to have future problems.

A Scaling And Root Planing Can Give Your Gums A Chance To Recover From Infection

If your evaluation at our practice reveals signs of gingivitis, we can provide a scaling and root planing to remove bacteria and give you a chance to recover. This procedure clears away harmful bacteria that are already below the gum line, an area that is not addressed in a routine cleaning. For those patients who are struggling to control periodontal disease, we can also arrange supportive periodontal maintenance, regular cleanings that help keep an infection from worsening.

Dr. Kania Can Help You Avoid Complications With Gingivitis

Dr. Kania’s periodontal practice in the Encinitas/San Diego, CA area is prepared to help you manage the health of your gums and protect you from potentially serious issues with periodontal disease. In addition to providing guidance and preventive care, we do offer several services that benefit those who are struggling with a more severe infection. If you wish to find out more, or if you are ready to book an appointment, then please call Dr. Kania’s periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.