Periodontal disease is very widespread, and may lead to tooth loss without treatment to manage it. Our team can employ dental lasers to offer improved periodontal health, providing care with comfort and precision. But how do you know when you need treatment? In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about recognizing the presence of periodontal disease.
The Common Causes
Periodontal disease occurs when the gum tissues become inflamed, often due to factors like infrequent brushing and flossing, a diet high in sugar and starch, and other factors that create plaque buildup that coat the teeth. This buildup can irritate the gum tissues, and also leads to tooth decay and teeth stains. Other possible factors include inflammatory illnesses, certain medications, tobacco use, and a family history of periodontal issues.
Recognizing the Symptoms and Potential Risks
Warning signs could include sore, red gums that bleed when you brush and floss. You could also develop receding gums, making your teeth appear longer than usual. When these symptoms arise, let us know right away. We can carefully examine your smile with advanced digital technology to assess the cause and severity of your oral health concerns. We then offer treatment. Otherwise, the disease could reach a more advanced stage known as periodontitis, which is the cause of adult tooth loss. Don’t risk losing your teeth, talk to our team about advanced treatment options!
To prevent the disease, or manage it in the early stages, we could offer Supportive Periodontal Maintenance to remove harmful deposits of plaque and tartar. Ozone Therapy and antibiotics could help too. For more advanced stages, we could use dental lasers to remove diseased tissues and help fabricate gum grafts to improve the receding tissues. Laser dentistry can offer care with precision and accuracy, protecting healthy tissues and allowing them to reattach to the teeth. The technology doesn’t require the use of anesthesia and treatment only takes one visit. The treated area heals quickly and you can return to normal activities much sooner!
If you have any questions about how we protect the health and beauty of your gums with dental lasers and other treatment options, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you smile with confidence and avoid complications like adult tooth loss.
Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist Can Help You Enjoy Better Oral Health
Our team understands how to recognize the warning signs and offer treatment to keep your smile whole. If you would like to find out more about this disease and how it threatens your smile, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711. This summer, let’s work together to improve the health and beauty of your smile!