Gum Disease And Dental Sensitivity

Heightened dental sensitivity can be a problem that frustrates you throughout your typical day. Sensitivity to temperatures and certain foods and drinks can lead to discomfort that intrudes on your life at different times. Unfortunately, when this problem is linked to the exposure of tooth structure that has less natural protection, it can also mean you are more vulnerable to oral health problems. One reason for this exposure is gum line recession, which is often linked to gum disease. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can look into treating this problem for you. In fact, we can actually provide information on how we can address this matter without the need for you to have sutures, as we rely on the Pinhole Surgical Technique to improve the experience for patients.

Can Gum Disease Lead To Difficulty With Sensitivity?

There are several consequences of gum disease that can impact both your health and quality of life. As the problem worsens, one issue to look out for is tissue recession. As your periodontal tissues recede and expose more of your tooth structure, portions of the structure that have less natural protection are revealed. This can lead to heightened sensitivity as well as a greater risk for oral health issues. Even if the problem of tissue recession is caused by something other than gum disease, you should know that this is something that can leave you more vulnerable to an infection in the future.

Addressing Existing Concerns About Gum Line Recession

Through the Pinhole Surgical Technique, we can respond to gum line recession with a conservative approach. Laser tools enable us to carefully manipulate tissues; this service can prove more comfortable than one performed with manual tools, and it can shorten your recovery time!

Protecting You Against The Effects Of Periodontal Disease

When you maintain the right habits and count on the support of a periodontist, you can protect yourself against the effects of gum disease. In addition to directly addressing problems like gum line recession, our practice can provide consistent preventive services to help you maintain periodontal health. To avoid difficulties in the future, we can recommend that you start supportive periodontal maintenance, which can control bacteria accumulation and help you avoid further problems with your health.

Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About The Health Of Your Gums

When your gums are not healthy, you can experience many unwelcome symptoms, including the recession of these tissues to expose portions of teeth that have less natural protection. This can lead to more vulnerability to oral health issues as well as difficulties with sensitivity over time. Dr. Kania can meet with you to discuss the benefits of treatment for this specific concern, and so that we can review the benefits of committing to plans to fight periodontal disease. If you would like to find out more, please call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.