Managing Gum Disease To Prevent Tooth Loss

If you have problems with periodontal disease that you are not managing, you can experience serious complications. One issue, tooth loss, can negatively impact your appearance as well as your oral health, leaving you self-conscious about your smile and unable to maintain a natural, comfortable bite movement. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we provide important services to control problems with your gums that can lead to tissue damage, tooth loss, and complications that negatively affect your general health. Whether you need help controlling an infection to prevent complications or already need treatment for tooth loss, we can provide valuable ongoing support.

Poor Periodontal Health Can Have More Impact On Your Life Than You Expect

Just how much trouble can periodontal disease cause? For people who do not have the right support, an infection can have many serious consequences. Bacteria that travel through your bloodstream can complicate your overall health in many ways, affecting both your risk for problems and your ability to manage other conditions. You can also experience gum line recession and tissue damage that changes your appearance and puts you at risk for tooth loss. With the right services, your infection can be effectively managed so that you will not have to worry about these complications. You can also count on your periodontist for support if you need to address issues that are already impacting your quality of life.

Treating Periodontal Disease To Prevent Complications

Through regular appointments, we can provide supportive periodontal maintenance to stop problems with periodontal disease from affecting you. With these services, we can keep your tissues protected and reduce your chances of needing more involved services. When called for, those services are available—for example, we can provide laser treatment to remove bacteria on the roots of your teeth as well as diseased gums. We also provide preventive cleanings that can stop gingivitis from progressing into a more advanced infection.

We Can Help You Deal With Tooth Loss That Has Already Occurred

If you are already in need of treatment for tooth loss, we can discuss dental implant placement. By using these small titanium posts to hold restorations, patients with missing teeth can regain confidence in their appearance as well as their ability to bite and chew. You can also regain jawbone stimulation that will prevent the loss of bone density over time.

Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Managing Gum Disease

A person who struggles with advanced gum disease can be at risk for potentially serious problems. The list of issues to watch out for will certainly include tooth loss, which can negatively impact your appearance and dental health in ways that are hard to ignore! If you want to know more about how we can help you deal with these issues, call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.