Discover Advanced Periodontics in La Jolla
Our unmatched team of dental professionals is accustomed to treating patients at all the different stages of dental development. While Beautiful Smiles of La Jolla’s dentist and hygienists can provide solutions to most problems, periodontal solutions step in to treat more severe cases of gum and tooth decay.
Periodontists are accredited dentists who received three years of additional training to specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, which is an oral inflammation due to bacterial infection. In fact, “periodontal” directly translates to “around the tooth”, so it’s helpful to see periodontists as infection experts that keep your teeth, gum line, and jaw healthy and stable.
It’s critical to seek professional care early, and Beautiful Smiles of La Jolla offers a top notch periodontist in La Jolla. You should make an appointment with our office if you notice any of the following:
You’re probably familiar with the inflammatory gum disease known as “gingivitis”, and once bacteria begin to multiply and cause damage to the gums and teeth, no amount of brushing or flossing can repair it. Practicing diligent dental hygiene is imperative to a healthy mouth of course, but once the infection reaches this stage it’s of utmost importance for a periodontist to become involved with your treatment for successful results.
The bacterial ailment can stem from a number of things; sometimes it’s lifestyle choices, such as poor nutrition or a lax in personal dental care, but other times it’s simply due to factors that can be a challenge to control:
Genetics: Some people are blessed with healthy strong teeth regardless of behavior, but up to 30% of the population will have to work hard to prevent problems from starting.
Medications: Ironically, sometimes medication can have the unfortunate side effect of promoting bacterial growth due to dry mouth. Saliva contains properties to keep your tooth’s enamel protected and healthy, and a chronic lack of it can result in tooth decay.
Illness: Diabetes, cancers, autoimmune, and immunodeficiency diseases can cause or exacerbate conditions that lead to periodontal disease.
Premier La Jolla dentists of Beautiful Smiles takes our patients’ medical histories very seriously, and our periodontists work side-by-side with our hygienists and dentists to fully understand your medical history and individual needs for treatment.
Pockets: Inflamed gums can separate and create pockets that become an incubator for plaque (sticky bacteria). These need to be cleared out to prevent further infection.
Root Scaling & Planning: The infected surface of the root is cleaned out and sometimes removed.
Dental Implants: Should complete tooth removal be necessary for the overall health of your mouth, the cosmetic implant process can be a remarkable way to restore normal mouth function.
Beautiful Smiles of La Jolla takes pride in the diagnosis and treatment of dental ailments, and our unsurpassed dental team can provide the best periodontist in La Jolla, saving you time while giving you peace of mind. Give our office a call today to see how we can help.
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