When you think about what you can do to maintain the quality of your smile, you may focus on actions that preserve the appearance of your teeth. While this is obviously important, you should remember that the condition of your gums will also influence the way you look in important ways. When periodontal disease becomes an issue, it can cause changes that hurt your appearance, like a recession of your gum line. Over time, an infection can destroy tissues supporting teeth, which can ultimately leave you with an incomplete smile! Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help you protect your smile by protecting your gums from harm!
Gum Disease Can Cause More Trouble For Your Smile Than You Expect
When a person suffers from gingivitis, they can start to experience problems with swollen or discolored tissues, gums that bleed easily, and trouble with gum line recession. Between these issues and an increased risk for chronic bad breath, it can be difficult for you to maintain confidence in your smile. If your condition progresses, the impact of advanced gum disease can lead to more consequences, including the loss of teeth!
The Connection Between Gum Disease And Tooth Loss
People who develop periodontal disease and fail to properly manage their condition can suffer tooth loss. As time passes, the bacteria beneath your gum line can destroy the tissues that help keep your teeth in place, and hold them securely enough to keep them safe when you bite and chew. If too much harm occurs, it can be necessary to extract teeth, or they can be lost on their own. Through the placement of dental implants, we can provide support for restorations that will improve your appearance and dental function. With that said, you can avoid this issue by having your periodontal health evaluated and treated appropriately. We offer a variety of services, including treatment with periodontal lasers, to fight bacteria and protect your smile.
Are You Frustrated By Gum Line Recession?
Has your gum line already receded because of problems with gum disease? If so, we can employ the Pinhole Surgical Technique to move the tissues back into position during a gum grafting procedure. A series of pin-sized holes will be created that allow us to carefully manipulate your gums and give you back your gum line. This will help you preserve a symmetrical smile, and it can cover portions of your teeth that are naturally more sensitive.
Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Keeping Your Gums Healthy
By maintaining good periodontal health, you can protect yourself against the cosmetic and health effects of gum disease. To learn how our practice can help you if you worry about the health of your gums, call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.