When your gums feel sore or bleed, or if you notice sensitivity and receding, then you need treatment to manage it and avoid tooth loss. Our team is talking about the common warning signs of trouble and when to seek care. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about when to receive periodontal disease treatment.
Common Causes and Warning Signs
The issue starts when the gums become inflamed, also known as gingivitis. This could be due to plaque and tartar buildup that irritates the tissues, and could be accelerated by tobacco use as well. Other factors include a family history of periodontal issues, inflammatory illnesses, the use of certain medications, and poor oral hygiene habits. These allow gingivitis to develop and without treatment, this could eventually lead to periodontal disease. The warning signs include any changes to your gums. This could include soreness, redness, bleeding, or even swelling or receding tissues that make teeth appear long. When you experience these symptoms, let us know right away!
The Dangers of Untreated Periodontitis
We want to conduct a diagnosis and offer treatment to manage the disease and prevent the late stage, known as periodontitis. This stage is the number one cause of adult tooth loss! Along with tooth loss comes issues with the alignment of your smile and even problems eating or speaking clearly. Our team can offer a host of treatment options to manage the issue and also treat complications like gum recession. With dental lasers, we can offer this care with precision and accuracy!
The Benefits of Our Laser Systems
Our dental lasers are specially calibrated to handle soft tissue concerns, and can be used to remove diseased tissues from your smile so healthy ones can attach to the teeth and make your disease manageable so you avoid painful symptoms and tooth loss. Lasers can prevent damage to healthy tissues due to their precision, and treatment rarely requires anesthesia. Since we don’t use scalpels and sutures, the area heals quickly and people can return to their day-to-day fronts after only 24 to 48 hours on average. Lasers can also be used as part of our conservative approach to gum grafts, so we can reshape the gum line and cover the exposed portions of root structure.
If you have any questions about how our team can manage issues like periodontal disease with advanced laser systems, then please contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy a whole and beautiful smile!
Our Team Wants to Improve Your Gum Health
With routine care, you can avoid complications like tooth loss! If you would like to find out more about managing or preventing issues like periodontal disease, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.