If a problem with gum disease is not caught and treated in time, the initial infection can worsen and become more difficult to treat properly. There are several consequences to the continued growth and spread of periodontal bacteria that should concern you, but one problem in particular to worry about is tooth loss! Complications from periodontal disease lead all other causes when it comes to adult tooth loss. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can help you avoid this issue by providing advanced services to protect your gums. If tooth loss has already become a concern for you, we can discuss restoring your smile through implant dentistry as part of a larger plan to help you restore your oral health.
What Connects Gum Disease And Tooth Loss?
There are many reasons to worry about your well-being if you suffer from periodontal disease. The effects of periodontal bacteria on your smile and general health can be serious, particularly if you are not having your condition managed. One problem you will be vulnerable to is the destruction of the tissues that support your teeth. As bacteria cause this damage, your teeth can start to feel loose, and may lose so much support that they either come out on their own or must be extracted!
Different Services That Help You Preserve Your Smile
We offer different services that can fight bacteria and encourage the recovery of your tissues. To directly address the microbes responsible for your infection, we can provide ozone therapy, a treatment that relies on concentrated oxygen to deal with anaerobic bacteria. PRP therapy is a treatment that relies on platelet rich plasma to trigger more natural growth for tissues that have become damaged. To help fight significant gum disease, we can use lasers to remove bacteria on the roots of teeth, and to clear away infected tissues so that your body responds by growing healthy tissues for replacement.
Using Dental Implants To Help Restore Your Smile
Those patients who have already lost teeth can meet with us to discuss the placement of dental implants to hold lifelike prosthetic appliances. Implants have become popular with people who have lost teeth thanks to their ability to secure restorations reliably enough to let them contribute to biting and chewing efforts. They are also helpful because they stimulate the jawbone when you perform these tasks, which ensures nutrients continue to be delivered to the bone.
Worried About Tooth Loss Because Of Gum Disease? Talk To Dr. Kania!
Dr. Kania is prepared to help patients who worry that their poor periodontal health is going to result in the loss of teeth. We can provide services to fight periodontal bacteria, and we can also look into helping restore your smile if tooth loss has already occurred. To find out more about the care we offer, you can call Dr. Kania’s periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.