Understanding The Cause Of Periodontal Disease

encinitas gum diseaseWhen you have poor gum health, this could lead to periodontal disease, which in turn means a greater risk of uncomfortable symptoms and even tooth loss. Which is why understanding the disease and recognizing the warning signs of trouble is so essential. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about periodontal disease.

The Factors Behind the Disease

The disease could occur in smiles with a family history of periodontal issues, or due to gingivitis brought on by poor oral hygiene. Lack of proper brushing and flossing, combined with a diet high in sugar and starch, could lead to plaque buildup that irritates and inflames the gums. Smoking cigarettes or using other tobacco products could impact gum health too. The use of certain medications, or the presence of an inflammatory illness, could be factors too. Our team will carefully examine your smile with advanced imaging technology to make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy, and identify the underlying causes so we can move forward with the appropriate treatment options.

Recognizing the Warning Signs

When should you consider seeing our team for treatment? You should alert us if you notice any changes to your gingival tissues, such as redness, soreness, or bleeding. If the tissues swell or recede, this is a sign of trouble too. Our team will conduct a diagnostic exam and create a treatment plan personalized for your smile to offer relief. Don’t ignore the warning signs, as the disease could progress into a more advanced stage, one linked to major recession and even tooth loss. Treatment to manage periodontal disease can keep your smile healthy and whole, and beautiful too.

Treatment with Dental Lasers

Our team employs advanced dental lasers to treat the issue, so we can destroy pockets of harmful buildup and bacteria, and also trim away diseased tissues. We can use lasers as part of our gum grafting procedures too. The technology targets areas with precision and prevents damage to healthy gums. There is little to no need for anesthesia, and the area heals quickly, with many people returning to their normal routine after only a day or two of rest. The system also reduces the risk of infection, bleeding, or swelling afterward.

If you have any questions about how we employ dental lasers to treat periodontal disease and manage your oral health, then contact our team today. We want to help you enjoy a full smile for years to come!

Schedule A Visit Today

Our team wants to offer care to improve your overall gum health and protect your smile. If you would like to find out more about recognizing the signs that you need treatment, please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.