When it is caught and treated in time, gum disease can be stopped before there are complications that affect your smile. Through preventive periodontal services and a smart oral hygiene routine, issues linked to periodontal disease can be successfully avoided. Unfortunately, when problems are not addressed in time, it can be difficult to manage an infection successfully. This can lead to several concerns, one of which is tooth loss. The loss of teeth is often linked to gum disease – complications from an infection are actually the leading cause of this problem. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can offer many treatments to help you deal with periodontal disease. As part of our commitment to restoring your smile, we can even work with you on the placement of dental implants to hold replacement teeth.
Gum Disease Can Lead To Attachment Loss
While gingivitis can be treated before there are permanent issues, periodontal disease can lead to worrying harm. An advanced infection can lead to attachment loss, which means the periodontal and bone tissues holding teeth in place are destroyed. When this occurs, you can find yourself with teeth that feel loose, and no longer provide adequate support when you bite and chew. This can lead to the need for their removal, or their natural loss.
We Can Perform An Important Preliminary Review Before Planning Prosthetic Work
Before moving forward with plans to place your dental implant (or dental implants), we can perform a thorough diagnostic review to see if their are outstanding issues with your periodontal health that should be addressed. If there are, or if there are concerns about the health of your jawbone, we can make sure you are informed of these issues. We can also make plans with you to address these concerns so that your implant placement can be a success!
Enjoying Life With Your Dental Implant-Held Prosthetic
A dental implant-held prosthetic is secured to your jawbone, and stable enough to help you whenever you bite and chew food. Patients who have experienced tooth loss can find that they are once again able to enjoy a richer diet, and they can feel comfortable with their appearance once they have a smile gap closed by their custom restoration!
Talk To Dr. Kania About Restoring Your Smile With Dental Implants
At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can help patients with a wide range of needs. In addition to helping people manage or reverse their periodontal infection, we can provide care to help you restore your smile if your gum disease has already led to tooth loss. We can bring you in for a consultation if you have questions about dental implants, if you want to know more about gum disease, or if you think there might be a problem with your periodontal health. To find out more, call Dr. Kania’s practice today at (760) 642-0711.