3 Issues That Can Make You More Vulnerable To Gum Disease

While everyone should be concerned about gum disease, some people are more likely to have issues with it than others. The quality of your oral hygiene routine certainly matters, but there are other factors, like tobacco use, that can impact your risk for trouble with gingivitis. Preventing difficulties with gum disease is important. If action is not taken in time, your infection will worsen, and you can require help with the effects of periodontal disease. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is ready to help if you are struggling with poor gum health. We can evaluate your gums and determine the severity of your infection with diagnostic imaging technology, then discuss your treatment options. For some, preventive services to fight gingivitis can still be effective, though others can require more advanced help.

1. A Habit Of Smoking (Or Other Tobacco Use)

Tobacco products can create several problems for your oral and general health. One issue that smokers (and users of other tobacco products) should beware of is gum disease, as their habit can make them more vulnerable to an infection. Cutting smoking can make you less likely to struggle with gingivitis in the future, and it can lower your risk for several other issues.

2. Unaddressed Gum Line Recession

While gum disease can cause gum line recession, it is not the only problem capable of doing so. Aggressive brushing and teeth grinding can also cause this issue. What you should know is that when your gums are receding, you can become more vulnerable to gingivitis. Our practice can help, as we use the Pinhole Surgical Technique to perform a less invasive form of gum grafting treatment. In addition to protecting you against gum disease, this treatment can improve your appearance.

3. Skipping Regular Dental Checkups

Your daily habits and your regular dental exams provide protection against periodontal problems. Simply put, you are less likely to have trouble with gingivitis when you effectively keep plaque and tartar deposits off of your smile. If you are someone who is not regularly scheduling checkups, an infection can form and worsen, which means you will need to bring concerns about gum disease to a specialist. One thing we can do is provide Supportive Periodontal Maintenance, regular preventive care that will control an active case of periodontal disease. We also offer advanced services, including periodontal treatments with laser technology, to help protect you against the effects of this condition.

Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist Is Ready To Help You Deal With Gum Disease

Dr. Kania’s practice is here to help you if you need to do something about periodontal disease, or if you are trying to avoid long-term complications from an infection. If you wish to schedule an appointment, or if you have questions, you can reach our periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.