Can Periodontal Disease Affect The Way You Look?

Will poor periodontal health take away your confidence in the way you look? Gum disease can have varying effects on people, as the severity of their condition can influence just how much their appearance might change. If you prevent periodontal disease from occurring by seeking treatment for gingivitis, you can stop permanent problems from occurring. However, if it is too late to prevent the disease from forming, there may be noticeable changes like gum line recession, and even tooth loss, that can affect you. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is prepared to help patients in different stages of poor periodontal health. By taking this condition seriously, we can help you avoid the cosmetic and health consequences of an infection.

Periodontal Problems Can Have Significant Consequences

If your condition is serious enough, you may suffer from problems like a change in your gum line, or even damage to tissues that will cause you to lose teeth! It should be noted that the bacteria responsible for your condition may travel to different parts of your body if the infection is not being managed. As a result, you can experience general health issues as well as problems with your oral health.

Dealing With Gum Line Recession

Gingivitis can lead to temporary issues like sensitivity to bleeding, discoloration, and swelling. Some patients will experience the recession of their gum line over time because of their infection. Treating this condition through gum grafting can help a person avoid future problems with their periodontal health while also making beneficial changes to their smile. Because our practice employs the Pinhole Surgical Technique during this procedure, we can actually minimize discomfort and shorten your recovery time during a gum grafting procedure.

Addressing Tooth Loss That Occurs Due To Periodontal Disease

One serious consequence of periodontal disease is tooth loss. Too much damage to the tissues supporting teeth can make their extraction necessary. With dental implants, it is possible to give an individual permanent dental appliances so that their smile is restored. The stability of dental implants can even help you improve your bite function!

Dr. Kania Helps People In The Encinitas/San Diego, CA Area Address Periodontal Problems

At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we are prepared to take on the potentially serious effects of periodontal disease. Through treatment, you can see beneficial changes to your smile, avoid further complications, and even prevent potential complications that can impact your general health. We have worked with individuals struggling with different degrees of periodontal problems, which we can treat with modern procedures. Thanks to laser technology, we have even helped people enjoy shorter and easier recovery periods from their work! To learn more, call Dr. Kania’s periodontal practice in the Encinitas/San Diego area at (760) 642-0711.