Periodontal disease (periodontitis) can result if gum inflammation (Gingivitis) is left untreated for too long. Gingivitis can become periodontitis when teeth with inflamed gums are not cleaned, resulting in bacteria-filled pockets. This causes bone loss and eventually the loss of teeth. Reversing gingivitis is possible with early detection, frequent brushing, and flossing, regular cleanings, proper diet and hydration. Once Periodontal disease develops it requires a deep cleaning (scaling and root planning), along with other procedures and localized antibiotics, to stop the bone loss and save the teeth.
Welcome to the Encinitas dental office of Gregory Skeens, JR., DDS. We are your home for caring dental treatment that supports superior oral health and helps you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Our modern facility is equipped with cutting-edge technology and our team is here to make your visit enjoyable and relaxing.
We take a truly individualized approach to dentistry, which is why our practice is so popular. After every treatment, Encinitas dentist Dr. Skeens personally makes follow- up phone calls to patients to ensure that they are feeling well. Your comfort and well-being are of ultimate importance.