How Gum Disease Hurts Your Appearance

By taking care of your smile, you can prevent embarrassing and frustrating cosmetic issues that can be difficult to hide. When you think about the potential threats to your appearance, you should consider periodontal problems a source of concern. When your gums are in poor condition, they can show signs of poor health that make you self-conscious. People who experience complications from an infection are more likely to lose teeth, leading to serious oral health and cosmetic concerns. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can offer services that help you manage your well-being and protect your smile. When necessary, we can even recommend more involved services that fight the bacteria responsible for severe gum disease.

The Cosmetic Impact Of Poor Periodontal Health

Gingivitis, the first stage of an infection, can lead to problems with bleeding, tissue swelling or discoloration, and gum line recession. Over time, periodontal disease – an advanced infection – can lead to more significant issues, including tooth loss. Poor health is more than just a cosmetic issue, as a serious infection can interfere with your well-being in several worrying ways. With that said, we understand how the loss of your confident, attractive smile to gum disease can be difficult, and we are prepared to help.

Dealing With Gum Line Recession

Receding tissues can make your smile look awkward, as teeth may look unusually long or uneven. In addition to making trouble for your appearance, this is a problem that can make your oral health harder to manage, and it can cause more trouble with dental sensitivity. The laser technology we use to provide periodontal care lets us rely on the Pinhole Surgical Technique to address these concerns. This approach removes the need for suturing and incisions, leading to treatment that is less invasive and easier to recover from.

Addressing Tooth Loss Linked To Gum Disease

If you have already lost teeth because of a severe infection, Dr. Kania is prepared to help! We can begin the process of restoring your full smile by placing dental implants to hold permanent restorations. Through the use of implants, we can help you regain a complete smile. We can also perform an evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate for treatment, and discuss services that can prepare you for their placement if we find any issues of concern.

Dr. Kania Can Help You Maintain Attractive, Healthy Gums

With the right approach to care, we can address the problems with your periodontal health that negatively impact your smile as well as your overall health. To find more about these services, or to schedule a consultation to learn what we can do for you, please call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.