3 Harmful Effects Of Periodontal Disease

When you underestimate the impact of gum disease on your well-being, you can leave yourself vulnerable to potentially serious issues. Gingivitis, the first stage of an infection, is reversible. However, the longer you go without the appropriate care, the more likely it is that your infection will become more severe. At this point, you can experience long-term difficulties with periodontitis, or periodontal disease, that can impact you in several ways. Your infection can make you more vulnerable to tooth loss, and you can even have a tougher time managing your overall well-being. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help you manage an active problem, and we can also provide timely preventive care if you seek care in time.

1. Poorly Managed Problems With Gum Disease Can Lead To Tooth Loss

In time, a periodontal infection can cause damage to the tissues that surround teeth. As that harm worsens, they can become unstable and insecure, which can make extracting them necessary, or even lead to their falling out on their own. How often does this happen? For adults, complications from gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. In addition to helping you treat your condition to prevent this from occurring, we can recommend that you receive dental implants to support permanent prosthetic restorations.

2. Problems With Your Periodontal Health Can Lead To Gum Line Recession

While it is not the only reason this issue occurs, periodontal disease can certainly lead to noticeable gum line recession. Fortunately, this is something that we can deal with conservatively. Through the Pinhole Surgical Technique, we can manipulate tissues into place and restore your gum line without the need for suturing. This makes the process itself easier, and it can also help you recover in less time.

3. Advanced Gum Disease Can Impact Your Overall Health

You may be surprised to learn that when you are not managing your gum disease properly, you can also struggle with your general well-being. Bacteria that travel through your bloodstream can create problems in other parts of your body, which can make you vulnerable to new problems. Your infection can also create difficulties for you when it comes to managing other active health problems.

Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Treating Your Gums

Through the appropriate treatment of gum disease, you can avoid potentially serious complications. How serious are these issues? They include tooth loss as well as problems that impact your overall well-being! Fortunately, treatment from your periodontist can help you manage serious problems and even avoid the kinds of complications that are associated with poor periodontal health. If you would like to find out more about our practice, and the services we can offer you, call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.