There are several problems that tobacco use can cause for your smile and oral health. The cosmetic effect of cigarettes and other products can be hard to ignore as they stain your enamel, and hurt your smile. You also increase you risk for oral cancer by using tobacco! At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can talk to you about the trouble that tobacco products pose your gums. By smoking, you can make yourself more susceptible to periodontal infections. When these infections lead to periodontal disease, you can face challenges for your general health, and experience a heightened risk for tooth loss!
Tobacco Products Can Make You More Vulnerable To Gum Disease
One of the many negative consequences of tobacco use is the effect these products can have on your gums. People who smoke or use chewing tobacco can have a more difficult time protecting themselves against periodontal infections. If this problem is not caught in its early stage – gingivitis – it can become difficult to manage. In other words, your bad habit could lead to problems like gum line recession, tooth loss, and more!
Recognizing Signs Of Periodontal Trouble
It is important for everyone to pay attention to their periodontal health, even if they are not actively using tobacco products. With that said, a person who smokes or has a history of using tobacco should be watching closely for any symptoms of gingivitis. These symptoms can include bleeding gums, reddened or swollen tissues, and chronic bad breath. Your periodontist can provide preventive services to keep you from experiencing more severe effects.
Proper Periodontal Care Can Help You Maintain Your Smile
Periodontal problems, even periodontal disease, can be managed with the right care! At our office, we provide a range of modern services that help you restore and maintain attachments, so your teeth are not lost as a result of your condition. We can remove infected tissues during laser treatments, and we can destroy harmful microbes with ozone therapy. If your condition has already lead to tooth loss, we can discuss restoring your smile with the support of dental implants. Patients who can qualify for the placement of implants can enjoy a restored smile that makes biting, chewing, and speaking easier, while also making you more comfortable with your smile!
You Can Discuss Tobacco Use And Periodontal Health At Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontal Office
At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, Dr. Kania is prepared to help people who use tobacco products leave their habit behind, and protect their gums! If you have already developed problems because of tobacco use, we do offer a range of modern services to help you protect your periodontal and oral health. To seek Dr. Kania’s expertise, please contact her office today at (760) 642-0711.