Periodontal Disease

Treating Periodontal Disease in University City

Gum disease is a common oral health issue many people struggle with globally. Our dentist, Kiran Panatch DDS, takes periodontal disease treatment very seriously, and our treatment offerings cover a wide range of gum disease situations. From preventive care and education to treating severe gum infections, our team offers experienced, compassionate care to prevent and halt the progression of periodontal disease.

Our team is proud to provide smiles throughout the La Jolla area with periodontal disease treatment you can trust. We recognize the impact periodontal disease can have not only on oral health but also on your overall well-being. Our team stays updated on modern techniques and tools to provide effective treatment strategies and always focuses on a personalized approach to help you maintain the best oral health possible. Contact our team today to learn how our periodontal disease treatments in University City can improve your oral health.


What Is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a condition characterized by inflammation or infection of your gum tissue. Gum disease poses significant risks to your oral and overall health if left untreated, including tooth loss and potential links to systemic health issues. There are multiple stages of gum disease, and recognizing what stage you're in is an important part of our approach to your care. Some of the key stages of gum disease include:

  1. Gingivitis: The initial stage begins with gum inflammation, often caused by plaque buildup.
  2. Periodontitis: As gum disease worsens, the inflammation becomes more intense, and pockets of bacteria form beneath the gum line where the gums pull away from the tooth root.
  3. Advanced Periodontitis: In this severe stage of gum disease, the supporting bone and tissues that hold your teeth in place can recede, causing the teeth to become loose. At this point, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other possible systemic issues.

While more advanced stages of gum disease can never be cured, it's possible to halt the progression and effectively manage symptoms to provide a more comfortable and confident smile. Our clinic has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and we employ customized strategies for the various stages of gum disease.

Supportive Periodontal Disease Treatment

Our team is proud to offer gum disease treatment to the La Jolla community. We know that gum disease can be a somewhat sensitive subject, but we're here to provide judgment-free care. We're committed to providing compassionate, empathetic care, and we want to ensure each patient's journey towards overcoming periodontal disease is as smooth and reassuring as possible.

From the initial consultation to the detailed treatment plan, our sole focus is preventing gum disease from worsening and stabilizing your condition. If you're struggling with gum disease and have been avoiding care, don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Tailored Periodontal Disease Management

We know that everyone's oral health situation is unique, and our treatment plans always strive to account for this individuality. Our approach to periodontal disease treatment is no different. We begin every treatment journey with an in-depth evaluation and discussion of your challenges, working to fully grasp the scope of the issues you face.

Our personalized treatment plans for combating periodontal disease include:

  • Periodontal Charting: At each exam, we perform this vital step in preventive dentistry and periodontal disease treatment. Periodontal charting evaluates your gum health over time, giving us valuable information on the effectiveness of treatment and what our next steps should be.
  • Scaling and Root Planing: This cleaning process removes plaque and tartar from below the gum line and on the tooth roots, creating a clean, smooth surface to encourage healthy gum reattachment. This treatment reduces inflammation and lowers the risk of bacterial buildup over time. Our scaling and root planning process may also involve ARESTIN®, an antibiotic that can kill the bacteria associated with gum disease.
  • Ongoing Maintenance and Education: Recognizing that periodontal health is an ongoing commitment, we may suggest more frequent professional cleanings alongside your regular dental checkups. While maintaining your gum disease is an important part of these additional checkups, they're also opportunities for us to share valuable insights on nutrition, oral hygiene practices, and lifestyle adjustments that support healthy gums.

Utilizing the Perio Protect Method™

The Perio Protect Method is an innovative treatment that takes advantage of custom-fitted Perio Trays® to deliver medication directly to the sites where gum infection has occurred. This method offers a targeted approach that complements traditional periodontal therapies. These trays are easy to use at home, non-invasive, and require just a few minutes of wear time each day, depending on your needs. These factors make the Perio Protect method an effective and convenient way to actively combat periodontal disease as part of a broader treatment regimen.

Trusted Periodontal Disease Treatment in University City

At the practice of Kiran Panatch DDS, we strive to make periodontal disease treatment and management feel simple. Our team stays up to date with current advancements in the field and remains dedicated to providing exceptional treatment experiences. You can rest assured we'll be here to guide you toward better gum health every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule your appointment for periodontal disease treatment in University City!


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