What Effect Can Gum Disease Have On Your Overall Health?

Is gingivitis a mere irritation, or is it a sign of potentially serious trouble for your oral health? If you ignore an infection, you can experience problems with periodontal disease. This more advanced stage of gum disease can cause problems for your oral health and smile, and even for your general well-being! In time, your infection can interfere with your ability to manage other health conditions. It also puts you at risk for potential heart issues and other problems that stem from the movement of periodontal bacteria through your bloodstream. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help you preserve your gum health and fight an infection. With our diagnostic imaging technology, we can carefully evaluate your gums to see what condition they are in. Based on that review, we can discuss services to address the matter.

Your Periodontal Health Can Be More Important Than You Realize

You may not realize just how much impact your periodontal health can have on you. If you want to avoid tooth loss, you need to be prepared to fight gum disease. This condition is the leading cause of tooth loss for adults. Your infection can also create problems for you as you try to manage other conditions, and it can even lead to more difficulties managing other health conditions. Poor periodontal health can also lead to changes that affect your smile, making this a potential cosmetic concern, too!

Scheduling A Diagnostic Review Of Your Periodontal Health

Our practice can provide feedback on your periodontal health. With the diagnostic tools at our office, we can closely examine a person’s periodontal tissues and gauge the severity of their infection. If the problem is caught in time, we can offer preventive services in the form of a scaling and root planing to remove bacteria before periodontal disease causes long-term problems. For those who are already dealing with an advanced form of gum disease, we can discuss services that fight bacteria and address infected tissues.

Treatment Options Available To You

Our office relies on laser technology to address problems with periodontal disease. We can carefully access and remove bacteria that have gathered on your teeth roots and caused problems with lasers. In addition to removing these bacteria, we can remove unhealthy tissues to encourage your body to regrow gums that are not infected. Ozone therapy is a procedure we offer to eliminate unwelcome bacteria without hurting beneficial microbes!

Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Treating Gum Disease

Untreated gum disease can affect your health in ways that surprise you. Fortunately, the right treatments help control problems and directly address harmful bacteria. To find out how we can help you, please call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.