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Periodontal Care in Carlsbad

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Comprehensive & Gentle Periodontal Care

Periodontal care is specialized dental care to treat or prevent further complications of periodontal or gum disease. We treat periodontal patients with specific treatments to help restore their oral health and prevent further complications. Plus, state-of-the-art EMS Airflow Therapy allows us to perform advanced dental cleanings to remove biofilm from the teeth and below the gum line, helping prevent or stop the acceleration of gum disease.

Benefits of Periodontal Care

If you have signs of periodontal disease, tailored treatments are necessary to prevent the disease from progressing and to improve or maintain the health of your gums. Proper periodontal care has several benefits:

Improves your overall health.

Several studies link gum disease to other systemic issues, including cardiovascular disease. Improving your periodontal health has the bonus effect of improving your overall health, too.

Fresher breath.

Gum disease can lead to bad breath that doesn’t resolve with frequent brushing or mouthwash. Restoring your oral health can eliminate that brush-resistant bad breath.

Prevents further complications.

Proper periodontal intervention early on can prevent gum disease from progressing, which can lead to severe decay, missing teeth, chronic pain, and more.

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Periodontal Services

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Periodontal Charting

Every wellness exam includes periodontal charting, allowing us to catch gum disease as early as possible. If gum disease is detected, we have several treatment options to slow the progression of the disease and help improve your oral health.

More Frequent Cleanings

For many of our periodontal clients, we recommend more frequent cleanings, specifically using our EMS Airflow Therapy that provides a deeper clean than traditional methods.

Periodontal Therapy

Scaling and root planing is another technique we can use to remove hard-to-reach bacteria and calculus buildup from below your gum surface. Scaling involves removing all the plaque and tartar down to the pocket of your gum line. Root planing involves smoothing out your roots to help your gums reattach to your teeth after this process; we use a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable throughout the process.

Topical Antibiotics

In cases of severe infection, placing topical antibiotics beneath the gum line can be an effective and necessary treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is periodontal disease genetic?

While genetics may play a role in your risk factor for periodontal disease, there are many other factors at work. Our genetics can predispose us to different conditions, but the actions we take and the habits we practice daily can play a major role as well.

What can I do to prevent periodontal disease?

The best way to prevent periodontal disease is to practice good oral hygiene by taking care of your teeth and gums. This includes flossing at least once a day, brushing your teeth after every meal, and seeing your dentist at least twice-yearly for preventive exams and cleanings.

What are some warning signs of periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is often silent, meaning that pain may not appear until an advanced stage. That’s why it’s important to watch for any of these symptoms, and to contact your dentist as soon as you do:

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Receding gums
  • Bleeding while brushing or flossing
  • Loose teeth
  • A change in the way your bite fits together
  • Persistent bad breath that doesn’t respond to brushing or mouthwash

If you suspect you need periodontal care, give us a call so we can examine your dental needs and provide the best recommendation for you.