Is It Too Late To Avoid Gum Disease-Related Tooth Loss?

When you catch a problem with poor periodontal health in time, you can act on the matter and stop the infection from growing worse. Gingivitis is a reversible problem, meaning that it can be treated so that your gums return to good health. Unfortunately, when nothing is done in time to stop it from worsening, your troubles with periodontal disease can become more difficult to manage. When this condition forms, there are potentially serious consequences, including tooth loss! At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we offer services that can help patients hoping to control their problems with periodontal disease. If the tissues supporting your teeth have already suffered too much damage to make saving teeth possible, we can discuss the benefits of prosthetic work with dental implants for restoring your smile!

Poor Periodontal Health CAN Lead To Tooth Loss

As you look into the troubles associated with periodontal disease, you can discover that it it often the cause of adult tooth loss. In fact, this condition leads all other cause when it comes to this problem! Tooth loss occurs when bacteria destroy the tissues that hold teeth in place. The more damage done to the soft tissues and bone holding your teeth, the looser they become – eventually, they can be lost or require extraction.

Treatments We Offer To Control Periodontal Disease

There are several procedures that we offer to help patients control their risks when they have gum disease. After performing a diagnostic review of your gums, we can determine how serious your infection is in order to make recommendations for treatment. When the problem is caught in time, we can move forward with preventive periodontal care to help you preserve healthy tissues. For more advanced problems, we can recommend the use of laser periodontal services to fight bacteria, remove infected tissues, and encourage the growth of healthy tissues to replace what was lost.

Addressing Tooth Loss Through Implant Dentistry

If you are already missing teeth because of periodontal disease, we can discuss prosthetic dental work as part of your recovery. Our practice can provide you with dental implants that will permanently hold a prosthetic restoration. When dental implants are used to help restore a person’s full smile, they can provide long-term stability for prosthetic appliances that make biting and chewing easier, so you can enjoy more than just cosmetic benefits from treatment!

Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Gum Disease And Tooth Loss

Dr. Kania’s periodontal practice is ready to work with patients who are concerned about the potential impact of advanced gum disease on their smile, oral health, and quality of life. If you have questions about tooth loss or any other issue linked to periodontal disease, please call our periodontal treatment office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.