The Importance Of Managing Gum Disease

encinitas periodontal laserOur team provides periodontal care to manage the disease and protect our patients from uncomfortable symptoms and even tooth loss. A key component of our treatment approach is laser dentistry. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about our steps for managing periodontal disease and keeping your smile whole.

The Common Warning Signs and Complications

What are the warning signs that you should be aware of? People with periodontal disease may experience soreness and redness in the gums. Bleeding when brushing and flossing is common too. Over time, the disease could cause the gums to recede from the teeth, which makes them appear longer than usual and could increase the risk of cavities and infection. As the disease progresses in severity, you could also develop tooth loss. Don’t ignore changes in your gums, instead contact our team for a diagnosis right away!

Diagnosing Your Disease

With advanced digital imaging technology, we can carefully examine your teeth and gums for warning signs of periodontal disease, and even complications like bone loss. We then assess the cause and severity of the issue, so we can create a treatment plan to address it and prevent worsening symptoms and even tooth loss. For many, we will be able to offer treatment with dental lasers and holistic solutions.

Treatment with Dental Lasers

With dental lasers, our team can use advanced technology to gently trim away the diseased portions of the gums, and in the process reshape the gum line. This helps improve the overall health and beauty of the smile. The lasers target the areas with precision to protect healthy structures. This technology also lowers the risk of swelling, bleeding, and infection too. Our team can then manage the disease moving forward with holistic and preventive treatments, such as Supportive Periodontal Maintenance, Ozone Therapy, mediations, and more. These actions help manage the disease, since gum disease cannot be cured, so that you can continue to enjoy optimal oral health and a beautiful smile!

If you have any questions about how our team will diagnose and treat issues like periodontal disease with laser dentistry and holistic treatments, then contact our team today. We look forward to helping you enjoy optimal oral health and smiles that inspire confidence!

Do You Have Questions About Keeping Your Smile Whole?

Our team wants to help you avoid the long-term impacts of periodontal disease. If you would like to find out more about the technology we use to keep your smile strong, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711. Now is a great time to reach out to our team for treatment, so we can make this the summer you smile with confidence!