Have you underestimated the impact that poor periodontal health can have on your life? When an infection forms, it can make you vulnerable to problems with tooth loss, jawbone deterioration, and even issues with your general health! Fortunately, there are actions you can perform to keep yourself safe from gingivitis. If you have struggled to prevent infections in the past, or if you think periodontal disease is currently an issue for you, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help. After examining your gums, we can determine if treatment is needed, and we can review actions you can take to better protect your gums.
The Link Between Oral Hygiene And Gum Disease
Good oral hygiene is your first line of defense against periodontal problems. The care you take to brush and floss will remove the bacteria that build up in the course of a day. If those bacteria are not dealt with in time, they can move beneath your gum line and build up on the roots of teeth. At first, this causes problems with gingivitis, something that can be dealt with through preventive periodontal care. An infection that is not dealt with in time can worsen until periodontal disease forms. This advanced infection can make more involved procedures necessary if you wish to control the risk to your gums and overall health.
Smoking Can Make You More Likely To Experience Periodontal Problems
One thing you can do if you want to avoid problems with periodontal disease is cut tobacco use from your life. Smoking and smokeless tobacco use make a person more likely to develop infections. These products also create problems for your oral health in other ways, putting you at more risk for poor dental health.
Worried Your Gums Might Be In Poor Health? Schedule An Examination!
If you have struggled to avoid problems with gum disease, or if your dentist is worried about your periodontal health, a visit to a periodontist can lead to important feedback. With the diagnostic technology in our practice, we can check on the condition of your gums and talk to you about what might need to happen to restore their health. When necessary, we can recommend more involved procedures, including periodontal treatment with lasers, to address an advanced infection.
Dr. Kania Can Help You Stay Safe Against Periodontal Disease
If you worry that periodontal disease is affecting your health, or if you want to avoid further difficulties with gingivitis, schedule an appointment at our periodontal office in the Encinitas/San Diego, CA area! Dr. Kania can perform a diagnostic review and talk to you about what services might be necessary to address your gum health. We can also provide guidance on better preventive care so that you can better protect yourself against problems. To find out more, call Dr. Kania’s periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.