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)
  • Diabetes
  • Dementia, in later years
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • And more

Our Services

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;

Schedule Your Appointment Today

As a board-certified periodontist, Dr. Ann M. Kania is specially qualified to diagnose and treat issues concerning periodontal tissue and the supportive structures of a patient’s smile, as well as place dental implants to restore teeth lost to dental disease or trauma. Dr. Kania also offers the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) for minimally-invasive, scalpel-free gum grafting. To seek Dr. Kania’s expertise, contact her office today at (760) 642-0711.