How Periodontal Disease Causes Cosmetic Problems

What do you need to do to make sure your smile stays attractive? Preventing tooth decay is important, and so is avoiding dental injuries and enamel stains. With that said, you should also pay attention to your periodontal health if you want to remain confident in the way you look. One symptom of poor periodontal health is gum line recession. When your gums recede, they can make teeth look too long, change your smile symmetry, and generally cause concerns about the way certain teeth look because more of them are exposed. If periodontal disease becomes serious enough, your condition can lead to tooth loss! To help patients avoid the cosmetic and health problems associated with gum disease, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can offer a variety of services to help you protect your smile and well-being!

Poor Periodontal Health Can Affect The Way You Look

Poor periodontal health affects your well-being, but it also creates problems for the way you look. Over time, your tissues can recede and expose more of your teeth that are normally covered. When this happens, they can look too long, or your smile can appear asymmetrical. The area where recession occurs can be more than just a cosmetic issue – the portions of teeth exposed are more sensitive, which can lead to discomfort when you enjoy certain foods and drinks.

Remember that advanced periodontal problems can lead to more than just the recession of tissues. Harmful bacteria will attack the tissues that support teeth. Over time, they can become loose enough to make extraction necessary, or even cause them to fall out! If this occurs, the change in your appearance can certainly be drastic.

We Can Deal With Problems Like Gum Line Recession And Tooth Loss

If you want to deal with gum line recession, we can use laser treatment to make your gum grafting procedure easier. Through the Pinhole Surgical Technique, we can manipulate your gums while avoiding the need to cut and suture tissues. Through this procedure, we can minimize changes to your tissues and also reduce the time it takes for you to enjoy the cosmetic results of the grafting treatment!

Protect Your Smile From The Negative Effects Of Poor Periodontal Health

By preventing tooth loss, or by restoring your full smile with a dental implant-held prosthetic, you can avoid complications with jawbone deterioration. This protects you from developing a “sunken” appearance that can age you, and it prevents the development of a new oral health issue. In order to preserve the look of healthy gum tissues, stay consistent with a good oral hygiene routine. By doing this, and by avoiding tobacco products, you make further issues with infection less likely to occur!

Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontal Practice Can Help You Preserve Your Smile!

In addition to preserving your health, proper periodontal care can help you preserve your appearance! To find out more, call Dr. Kania’s periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.