Can Poor Gum Health Really Lead To Tooth Loss?

The idea of tooth loss tends to be a scary one, but people sometimes fail to realize that their periodontal health can play a big part in their risk for suffering this issue. You might be aware that periodontal disease is connected to tooth loss, but did you know complications from poor gum health actually lead all other causes for this problem? At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we offer specialized care to help you maintain the health of your gums. We can provide preventive care to stop gingivitis from becoming a problem with periodontal disease. We can also take care of you by offering modern solutions for the harmful effects of periodontal disease.

Recognizing The Threat Posed By Periodontal Disease

If you are not aware of how harmful periodontal disease can be, and what the signs of gingivitis are, you can leave yourself vulnerable to trouble. If you have gingivitis, you may start to experience more bleeding from your gums when you brush and floss, or see your gums redden or swell. Our diagnostic services can lead to detailed information about the state of your periodontal health. We offer services like scaling and root planing, which can stop an infection from worsening and becoming difficult to manage. If you are already suffering from periodontal disease, we can assess the current state of your tissues, and recommend an appropriate response.

We Can Help You Manage Your Condition And Protect Your Teeth

Periodontal disease can cause attachment loss, meaning the problem destroys those tissues that provide vital support for teeth. We offer multiple approaches to maintaining a person’s periodontal health if attachment loss is an issue. In order to help you regrow healthy tissues, we provide PRP therapy. If there is a need to clear away damaged and infected tissues, we use laser periodontal treatment to make the process as precise and comfortable as possible. We also have the ability to directly target harmful bacteria through ozone therapy, which can deal with unwelcome microbes while sparing healthy bacteria.

Restoring Your Incomplete Smile

If you have already suffered tooth loss, we can help you regain your complete smile with the support of dental implants. At our practice, we can determine if you are a good candidate for placement, or if you require periodontal care to prepare you for a successful treatment. With a dental implant in place, you can enjoy lasting support for an artificial tooth. This can make biting and chewing easier, give you more confidence in your smile, and even help you protect your remaining teeth!

Talk To Dr. Kania About Periodontal Disease And Tooth Loss

At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, Dr. Kania is ready to talk with patients who are concerned about tooth loss related to periodontal disease! If you would like to seek Dr. Kania’s expertise, contact her office today at (760) 642-0711.