If you want to preserve your health through the years and keep showing off a confident smile, think about your gums. Problems with periodontal disease can interfere with your well-being in ways that can surprise you. Tooth loss is a concern due to the damage that affects tissues supporting your teeth. Another concern is that oral bacteria will move to different areas of the body and complicate your health in new ways. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is here to help deal with potential problems from gum disease. When necessary, we can provide advanced services that take on active issues with your health. We can also help you prevent potential complications and preserve your health with both guidance and in-office care.
The Importance Of Taking Periodontal Health Seriously
Whether you have a history of poor oral or periodontal health or not, you should take the condition of your gums seriously. Problems with their health can impact you in frustrating, even surprising ways. The complications from bacteria accumulation can lead to unwelcome changes in your general health, and it can lead to the destruction of tissues that support teeth. As time passes, an infection that is not being properly managed will worsen, which can lead to the more serious complications that you need to look out for. With the right actions at home, and the right support from your periodontist, you can avoid these concerns.
Good Daily Behaviors That Help You Maintain Healthy Gums
Your oral hygiene efforts help you control the accumulation of bacteria on teeth that can make their way under your gums. Both brush and flossing will have important parts to play in caring for your well-being. You should also think about how your daily behaviors can affect your risk—for example, a person who uses tobacco products can be more susceptible to periodontal problems over time.
Preventive Services Can Stop Problems From Growing More Serious
There are preventive services we can provide to help patients keep issues with their health from worsening. A scaling and root planing will fight bacteria that are responsible for poor gum health and help you avoid future infections. If you are someone who has a history of difficulties with your gums, we can recommend that you start supportive periodontal maintenance, which will provide regular detailed cleanings. These sessions, which typically happen every three months, can effectively take the place of your regular dental cleanings.
Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Gum Health
Through the effective management of your gum health, you can avoid potentially serious problems with your health. With the right support, that management becomes easier! To learn how our practice can help you preserve your periodontal well-being, please call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.