240 S. Hickory Street, Suite 207. Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: 760-746-3663

Periodontal disease is when the bone that holds the teeth in place becomes infected and causes bone loss. There are two stages of periodontal disease, the first stage is inflammation of the gums, the second stage is periodontitis which affects the bone surrounding the tooth.

Dr. Kerbs determines whether the pocket measurements that exist are pseudo pockets caused by gingivitis, meaning gum inflammation or true periodontal pockets. When true periodontal pockets exist, Dr. Kerbs determines why they could be present. He looks at the whole head and neck, the bite (occlusion), the joints (TMJ), the muscles (including the tongue), head posture, bacteria level (plaque and calculus) and he narrows it down to what could possibly be causing the disease so that it can be hopefully stopped and cured. Dr. Kerbs address all possible causes of the periodontal disease and eliminates the cause.

When periodontal pockets exist - anything 4 mm or above - Dr. Kerbs will recommend a deep cleaning with ozone therapy and laser therapy.

Ozone Therapy

Dr. Kerbs uses ozone water in the ultrasonic units as well as in the rinsing water. Ozone water wipes out the pathogenic bacteria causing the disease. Ozone is antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic. Dr. Kerbs also offers ozone insuflation and ozone injections. Ozone insuflation is ozone gas pushed into the periodontal pocket. Ozone injections is ozone injected into the site of inflammation or infection.

Laser Therapy

Dr. Kerbs uses a FOTONA dual wavelength Nd:YAG and Er:YAG laser. This laser is a true nontouch laser that generates minimal heat so the tissue surrounding the infection (the healthy tissue) remains un-harmed. The laser therapy will destroy any pathogenic bacteria as well as cure the diseased tissue and help new, healthy tissue to fill back in.

Thorough dental cleaning along with Ozone therapy and FOTONA laser therapy is a nonsurgical gum treatment that is successful a healing periodontal disease. The healing times are fast with both therapies and the discomfort during and post-treatment is minimal.

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Escondido Office
240 S. Hickory Street
Suite 207

Escondido, CA 92025

Phone: 760-746-3663
Fax: 760-746-4069

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Our whole family has been coming to Dr. Kerbs for many and have been so happy. We come for everything from cleanings to ortho and the results are always great. The whole office staff is so nice and professional and they sincerely care about their patients.

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Jeffry S. Kerbs, DDS, is an AACD-accredited cosmetic dentist who cares for patients from the communities of North County San Diego, San Marcos, Encinitas, Escondido, Vista, San Elijo Hills and Rancho Bernardo and the surrounding areas. Located at 240 S. Hickory Street, Suite 207 in Escondido, CA 92025. Call: 760-746-3663.