If you do a poor job cleaning your teeth, you become vulnerable to problems with tooth decay. What you should recognize is that your oral hygiene routine also impacts your periodontal health, and that it is important to make sure you are protected against a potential infection. When periodontal disease affects you, it can become difficult to manage, and it can pose a serious threat to the condition of your gums. Over time, the damage done by an infection can lead to tooth loss, and make your general health harder to manage! Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice specializes in care for people who are trying to protect their gums. In addition to providing important preventive care, we use modern treatments to fight the progressive damage that infections can cause to your periodontal tissues.
1. Periodontal Disease Can Be Difficult To Manage
In its first stage, a periodontal infection is known as gingivitis. This is a problem that can be identified and treated so that you will not have to worry about long-term problems from poor periodontal health. Through a scaling and root planing, our practice can remove the bacteria attacking your gums so that you can enjoy a full recovery. If an infection is not caught in time, periodontal disease can become a permanent threat, and it can lead to concerning damage to the tissues supporting your teeth if it is not managed.
2. Gum Disease Is The Leading Cause Of Adult Tooth Loss
How much harm can periodontal disease do to gum and bone tissues that support your teeth? The steady damage to these tissues over time can weaken their support so severely that a tooth extraction can be required. For patients who have suffered this kind of tooth loss, we can discuss replacing what you have lost with dental implant support.
3. Your Poor Periodontal Health Can Impact Your Overall Health
Your poor periodontal health can make you susceptible to problems with other health concerns over time. When bacteria responsible for the inflammation of your gum tissues are able to travel to different areas of your body, they can create new concerns for your well-being. This can be potentially serious, as it can put you at risk for heart disease.
Dr. Kania Can Help You Maintain Better Periodontal Health
At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, Dr. Kania is ready to help patients who are struggling with the effects of periodontal disease, and those who want a second opinion after learning they may have an issue with their gums. Through careful evaluations and modern, patient-friendly procedures, we can provide important support against periodontal disease. We can also provide tips to help you stay in good health after restoring periodontal tissues affected by gingivitis, the initial stage of an infection. To seek Dr. Kania’s expertise, contact her office today at (760) 642-0711.