What is a Periodontist?
Focused primarily on the health of your gums and the structures that support your teeth and smile, a periodontist is particularly skilled at preventing, treating, and overcoming periodontal diseases that could seriously affect these structures. For more precise treatment, Dr. Ann Kania employs advanced methods and techniques, including the use of soft-tissue lasers and the innovative PST™ (Pinhole Surgical Technique) method of performing gum grafts.
The Importance of Periodontal Health
Though periodontal tissues describe a variety of components, such as your gums and the tissues between your teeth roots and jawbone, periodontal health often involves prevention and management of gum disease. One of the most common issues, gum disease affects nearly 80% of adults in the United States, and when left untreated, may cost you one or more teeth. Because the disease involves rampant tissue inflammation, its prolonged and uncontrolled presence could also exacerbate your risks of other inflammatory health conditions, such as;
- Atherosclerosis (an arterial disease that could lead to heart attacks and failure)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Dementia, in later years
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- And more
As a specialist, Dr. Kania possesses the skills and knowledge to combat periodontal disease in all of its forms. The variety of services her and her team provide include;