How Alarmed Should I Be When I Have Symptoms Of Gingivitis?

When you start to notice symptoms of gingivitis, how alarmed should you be? In its early stages, an infection can be effectively resolved through smart oral hygiene, or through preventive periodontal care. This can be reassuring to know, but you should be aware of what can happen if gingivitis is not addressed in time. People who put off care or fail to properly resolve the infection can become affected by periodontal disease, leaving them vulnerable to attachment loss that results in tooth loss, and problems with their general health. To make sure your problems with gingivitis are fully resolved, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can provide a diagnostic review, and if necessary perform the appropriate preventive care.

Timely Preventive Treatment Can Help You Avoid Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease occurs when an infection progresses beyond gingivitis, becoming more harmful as well as difficult to treat. The bacteria that spread beneath your gums can cause the destruction of tissues that keep your teeth in place, which leads to their loss, or the need to arrange a tooth extraction. There is also a threat of further physical harm as periodontal bacteria move to different parts of your body. With timely treatment, problems with gingivitis can be addressed before these issues occur, giving your gums the opportunity to recover and return to good health.

Using Diagnostic Technology To Evaluate Your Periodontal Health

With the diagnostic imaging technology at our office, we can show patients what state their gums are in, and share information about their periodontal health. If problems point to gingivitis, we can recommend preventive care in the form of a scaling and root planing, which clears away bacteria to let your gums recover. If signs of periodontal disease are present, we can discuss more involved procedures that are able to stop bacteria from hurting your smile and well-being.

Don’t Underestimate The Impact Of Periodontal Disease On Your Well-Being!

When periodontal disease affects a person, it can be difficult to prevent harm done by bacteria beneath their gum line. In order to protect your smile, we may need to arrange periodontal treatment with lasers to trim away infected tissues and let healthy gums grow in their place. We can also discuss treatment to restore your full smile if tooth loss has already occurred.

Discuss Concerns About Gingivitis And Gum Disease With Dr. Kania!

If you show signs of gingivitis, make sure you do not take the problem lightly! If proper care does not occur, that infection can worsen and leave you dealing with the effects of periodontal disease. If you wish to learn more, or if you have questions about your periodontal health, call Dr. Kania’s periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.