How can gum disease affect the way you look? For people with periodontal disease, tooth loss is a real threat – in other words, poor gum health means you are more likely to have an incomplete smile later in life. Before this happens, you can feel unhappy with the way you look because your gums appear swollen or discolored, or because an infection leads to gum line recession. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help you fight the effects of poor gum health and preserve your smile! In addition to providing preventive services that preserve your periodontal health, we offer more advanced treatments that fight the effects of more significant problems that develop over time.
Can Problems With Gum Disease Really Affect My Appearance?
Gum disease can affect your appearance as well as your overall health in ways that may surprise you. The impact periodontal problems can have on your well-being should not be overlooked. In addition to making you more vulnerable to tooth loss, periodontal disease can interfere with your management of other conditions, like diabetes, and it can make you more likely to experience issues with your heart! With that said, problems like tooth loss and gum line recession can have a significant impact on the way you look, something that can understandably worry people. By taking timely action when you think gum disease affects you, it is possible for you to avoid some of the more severe effects of your condition.
Addressing Unflattering Problems Caused By A Periodontal Infection
For noticeable gum line recession, we can provide gum grafting treatment at our practice. We use the Pinhole Surgical Technique to reduce the amount of work needed to restore your gums. This approach does not require sutures, and instead using lasers to produce small, pin-sized holes where tissues are manipulated into position.
If you are trying to address embarrassing issues like bad breath, bleeding, and swelling or discoloration of your gums, preventive care can put an end to gingivitis and give your tissues time to heal. We provide scaling and root planing treatments at our office so that we can remove harmful bacteria and put an end to an infection.
Gum Disease And Tooth Loss
Tooth loss is a serious oral health and cosmetic issue, and unfortunately, it can be hard for people with periodontal disease to avoid. If you hope to prevent this problem, we can recommend services like our LANAP laser periodontal treatment to deal with bacteria and infected tissues. If you have already suffered tooth loss, we can begin plans to provide you with a dental implant (or multiple implants) which can permanently support a lifelike dental prosthetic.
Dr. Kania’s Services Can Help You Preserve Your Periodontal Health And Smile
In addition to negatively impacting your health, problems with gum disease can lead to serious cosmetic concerns. To find out how we can help you, please call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.