Can Gum Disease Affect How You Look?

If you want to show off a smile that you are proud to share with the world, make sure you take care of more than just your teeth. Your periodontal health can impact how you look in surprising ways. For example, you can experience tissue recession over time when you struggle with gum disease. A person with a more severe infection is at risk for more than just tissue recession; damage to the area surrounding a tooth can lead to it becoming loose, making you vulnerable to its loss! Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is here to help you sustain your health and appearance. With the right support, you can prevent complications by addressing a problem in a timely manner, and you can make sure that a more serious infection is being controlled.

What Can Gum Disease Do To Your Smile?

In time, a problem with gum disease can become significant enough to impact your appearance as well as your health. Tissue recession and tooth loss are two concerns of many related to poor periodontal health, but they can point to just how dramatically your infection can change how you look. To avoid these and other issues, make sure you take the early warning signs of an infection seriously. By providing a diagnostic review of your periodontal health at our office, we can determine what kind of support you might require for managing the problem.

Managing Your Periodontal Health Through Preventive Services

A diagnostic review can determine what state your gums are in and how severe your infection has become. If there is still time, we can discuss preventive services like scaling and root planing to stop the matter from progressing further. For those who could benefit, we can also recommend the start of supportive periodontal maintenance to fight the buildup of bacteria on teeth roots.

Treatments That Address Cosmetic And Health Concerns

If you are already worried about the state of your smile due to issues like tooth loss or tissue recession, we can help. The Pinhole Surgical Technique makes it possible for us to manipulate the tissues back in place without the need for suturing, and with less overall harm to your gums. For people who have lost teeth, we can recommend that you receive dental implants to hold lifelike restorations.

Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Managing Gum Disease And Protecting Your Smile!

With the right approach to managing gum disease and its effects, we can resolve problems with your health as well as your appearance! Depending on what you need, we can determine if you require preventive services, or if more involved care is necessary to protect you. For more information on what our practice can offer you, please call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.