Will Gum Disease Affect Your Smile?

How many issues can problems with your gum really cause? You can experience problems like tooth loss and threats to your general well-being when you let an infection go without the appropriate care. Another concern is that when you have a problem with your periodontal health, you can eventually experience issues that hurt the quality of your smile. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can help you fully take on the threat of gum disease. Whether you are looking to prevent complications or manage them, we can offer beneficial services. The support we offer includes more than just direct care for an infection; we can also take on the consequences of poor health by addressing issues like tooth loss and gumline recession.

Gum Disease Can Affect You In Many Ways

The list of concerns associated with gum disease may surprise you. Initially, an infection can lead to problems with bleeding, sensitivity, swelling, and persistent bad breath. Over time, you can have more to worry over. As the bacteria that gather on the roots of your teeth and destroy tissues, they can leave you more vulnerable to tooth loss. In time, you can also see negative changes as your gums recede and affect how you look. These are not the only threats you face, but they are concerns that can seriously impact your appearance.

Dealing With Gum Recession Related To Periodontal Disease

Gums that recede can lead to embarrassment by making certain teeth appear longer, and it can generally cause your smile to take on an asymmetrical appearance. Fortunately, there is a procedure that can address this problem. We use laser tools to provide gum grafts that do not require suturing. Through the Pinhole Surgical Technique, we can take care to guide tissues into their proper positions. In addition to striking the need for sutures when taking care of you, we can make your recovery period shorter and easier by using lasers in this procedure.

Taking Care Of Gum Disease Before Tooth Loss Affects You

For patients who have already experienced tooth loss because of periodontal disease, we can discuss the benefits of implant dentistry for replacing what was lost. Implants offer lasting stability for restorations and also provide stimulation in the jawbone to prevent its deterioration. Remember that with timely care to address bacteria and tissue damage, you can potentially prevent this problem from occurring and avoid the experience of losing teeth.

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

Through the proper management of poor periodontal health, we can help you take on your infection in order to preserve your full and confident smile. If you would like to find out more about this or any other matter related to your gums, please call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.