Linking Tooth Loss And Periodontal Disease

How often are tooth loss and gum disease linked together? Poor periodontal health is actually the leading reason why adults lose teeth. As damage from an infection worsens, tissue destruction leaves them without the support they need to maintain their complete smile, and so teeth are either extracted by necessity or lost on their own. Recognizing this link can help you understand the importance of properly managing problems with poor gum health. If you have struggled to prevent infections or currently have active problems with periodontal disease, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help you. Whether you have already experienced tooth loss or hope to avoid it, we can work with you to help you preserve your well-being and appearance.

Poor Gum Health Can Lead To Tooth Loss

Why is a problem with your gums a reason to worry about tooth loss? The longer that you let a problem with an infection go untreated, the more harm periodontal bacteria can do to the tissues that help keep teeth in position. As attachment loss and tissue damage worsen, you are eventually left with so little support that tooth loss cannot be avoided. The sooner you take action and seek help with your infection, the more likely it is that you will address it before these or other complications impact you.

What Dr. Kania Can Do For Patients Who Have Experienced Tooth Loss

If you have already suffered tooth loss because of periodontal disease, we can work with you to restore your complete smile. Treating an active issue with your disease will help you qualify for dental implant placement. In addition to preparing you for this service, we can provide the placement, which sees the implant inserted directly into the jawbone. In some cases, work will have to occur to restore the density and health of the surrounding jaw structure. We use laser tools to make jawbone grafting treatments more comfortable and conservative for our patients.

Effectively Managing Problems With Periodontal Disease

A diagnostic review will inform us of how severe your gum disease has become, how deep your periodontal pockets are, and what should be done to treat your infection. The right services can sometimes include more advanced work, including treatments with laser tools that remove plaque along with infected tissues. In other cases, patients can stay protected with supportive periodontal maintenance, a recurring cleaning treatment that will remove bacteria from the roots and stop complications from an infection from impacting you.

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

Gum disease does put you at risk for tooth loss, but the right professional support can keep your smile safe! If you would like to find out more about how we can support you against this threat, call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.