When Gingivitis Goes Untreated

Are you putting your oral health at risk without realizing it? If you do not take signs of poor periodontal health seriously, you can leave yourself open to a worsening infection that will become difficult to treat, one that can raise your risk for tooth loss and even interfere with your management of your general well-being. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is ready to help patients deal with periodontal disease, but we can also provide preventive services that keep gingivitis from worsening. Timely intervention can help you maintain healthy gums and avoid long-term complications that can require more involved services.

Gingivitis Is The First Stage Of A Periodontal Infection

As bacteria start to gather below your gum line and create problems with your soft tissues, you will experience gingivitis. This is the first stage of an infection, one that can be reversed through the appropriate preventive care. You can identify signs of poor health by looking out for issues like tissue sensitivity, swelling and discoloration, more difficulty preventing bleeding, and issues with chronic bad breath. If the condition is not treated in time, it will become more difficult to manage.

Is There Still Time To Reverse Your Infection?

Is there still time for you to avoid periodontal disease and reverse gingivitis? The sooner you act on concerns about your gum health, the less likely you are to experience complications. We can perform a diagnostic review and determine what kind of care you require. If you seek support in time, you can undergo preventive care in the form of a scaling and root planing, or you can begin supportive periodontal maintenance to control periodontal disease and avoid complications. If you need more support because of complications with your health, we can recommend different treatment options, including periodontal care with laser technology to fight bacteria and safely remove diseased gums.

We Can Help You More Effectively Fight Bacteria At Home

Through better oral hygiene efforts, you can more easily protect your gums. We can actually assist you with this, as we can provide Perio Protect, a take-home treatment that you can make part of your smile care routine. This gives you the ability to directly apply antimicrobial agents to tissues to keep them safe against harmful bacteria.

Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontal Practice About Gingivitis And Periodontal Disease

When problems with your periodontal health begin, you can experience gingivitis. Fortunately, this condition is reversible. However, if it is not effectively addressed in time, it will grow worse, and that can turn into a lasting issue with periodontal disease! If you are concerned about the state of your gums and want to protect them, call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.