Gum Disease And Your General Health

You would be correct to think of your periodontal health as an important part of your overall oral health. While many people understand this, they may not realize just how important the care you give your gums will be for your general health, too! Problems with periodontal disease can have a big impact on your health. In time, an untreated problem can cause you to lose teeth, something that affects your appearance and your ability to eat a healthy diet. Issues with an infection can also create more problems for you as bacteria move through the bloodstream. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can help you take care of your smile and overall health by managing problems that you have with gum disease.

Can Periodontal Problems Affect More Than Just Your Smile?

Your periodontal health issues can negatively affect your smile by causing tissue discoloration, trouble with gum line recession, and eventually tooth loss. You also have to worry about issues with gums that are sensitive to bleeding, and more troubles with persistent bad breath. In time, a serious infection can develop, one that is more difficult to manage. This is when tooth loss becomes a real concern. It is also a time when periodontal bacteria that enter your bloodstream can cause inflammation-related issues elsewhere in your body. This can make you vulnerable to heart disease and other problems!

Addressing Problems With Advanced Gum Disease

To fight more serious problems with periodontal disease, you can require more support than you general dental practice can offer. Because Dr. Kania specializes in periodontal care, we can provide support to deal with this problem and protect you against difficulties that can hurt you over time. We provide treatment options like ozone therapy, which relies on oxygen to fight harmful bacteria while preserving your mouth’s healthy ecosystem. We also provide services with laser technology to both deal with bacteria and remove diseased gums so that your body can replace them with healthy tissues.

What Can I Do If I Have Already Lost Teeth?

Losing teeth as a consequence of gum disease can certainly be upsetting, but it does not have to be a permanent problem for your smile and dental health! Through the use of dental implants, we can help you by giving you a way to support permanent restorations that will allow you to smile, bite, and chew more comfortably.

Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Gum Disease And Your General Health

The right approach to fighting gum disease can help you maintain your oral and overall health. We offer services that target serious infections, so we can help you control problems even if you have more serious difficulties with periodontal disease. To find out more, call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.