Will My Periodontal Disease Lead To Tooth Loss?

Tooth loss is a serious oral health problem, and it is also a real cosmetic concern. That gap in your smile can make you lose confidence in your appearance, and it can also change your bite function – and even your diet choices – in unwelcome ways. Unfortunately, tooth loss is often a problem for people who struggle with periodontal disease. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we are prepared to address poor periodontal health before tooth loss occurs. Through the right services, including periodontal treatments with laser technology, we can fight infections and help you preserve your full smile. If tooth loss has already affected you, we can recommend treatment with dental implants to address what you have lost.

Tooth Loss Is A Real Consequence Of Periodontal Disease

Why are periodontal disease and tooth loss linked? Bacteria that cause your infection will gradually do damage to the tissues that support your teeth. As damage continues to occur, you can lose support for your teeth – you can find yourself in a situation where loose teeth are extracted, or even fall out on their own. This may be a more common issue than you expect, as poor periodontal health is actually the number one reason adults lose teeth!

How We Help Patients Avoid Worsening Periodontal Problems

Through the appropriate services, we can help patients avoid the complications that often affect those with periodontal disease. One step we can take is the start of Supportive Periodontal Maintenance, regular cleanings that take the place of standard teeth cleanings at a dental practice. By regularly removing bacteria from below your gum line, we can stop problems from growing more serious. We also provide ozone therapy, a treatment that uses concentrated doses of oxygen to kill harmful microbes while protecting beneficial bacteria. When called for, we can remove bacteria and infected tissues when we perform laser periodontal services.

What We Can Do For You If You Have Already Lost Teeth

For those who already experienced tooth loss, we can offer help by planning treatment with dental implants. When you receive dental implants, you receive small titanium posts that manage to secure restorations over time. The implants even help preserve the jawbone structure by stimulating it when you bite and chew. That stimulation triggers the movement of nutrients to the bone.

Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontal Practice About Tooth Loss

Our practice is prepared to help if you worry that periodontal disease will lead to tooth loss! Through the appropriate treatment, we can keep an infection from worsening. When necessary, we can begin plans to fully restore your smile if tooth loss has already occurred! If you have questions about a particular service, or if you have growing concerns about your periodontal health, please call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.