The Long-Term Risks Of Gum Disease

Encinitas gum diseaseOur team offers laser dentistry to conduct treatment for gum disease and even complete gum grafts. We know that without treatment, gum disease could lead to major issues, including adult tooth loss. Which is why in today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist is looking at the long-term risks of periodontal disease.

The Causes and Early Symptoms

How does a smile develop gum disease? This occurs when the gums become inflamed, also known as gingivitis. Without treatment, the inflammation grows in severity until tissues pull away from the teeth and for pockets for bacteria to enter. Once this occurs, the disease forms and cannot be reversed. But! We can offer advanced treatments to manage the disease and help keep your smile whole and healthy, and free of swelling, recession, soreness, and bleeding. When you experience symptoms like these, please contact our team right aways so we can diagnose the cause and start your treatment journey.

The Link to Tooth Loss and More

We mentioned tooth loss above, because once the disease reaches the periodontitis stage, the advanced stage that severs the tissues connecting your teeth and gums, you could suffer from tooth loss. In fact, this is the most common cause of adult tooth loss. The disease is also linked to inflammatory illnesses like type-2 diabetes and even issues like Alzheimer’s disease. Treatment to manage the symptoms protects your overall health, and limits your risk of associated inflammatory illnesses.

Laser Treatment

When our team conducts a diagnosis and creates a treatment plan, we can start care to help manage the disease so your smile stays whole and healthy, and you enjoy better overall health too. In many cases, we will employ dental lasers to remove diseased tissues gently and carefully with precision, so healthy gums can attach to the teeth and we can manage the issue moving forward with cleanings, antibiotics, Ozone Therapy, or a Supportive Periodontal Maintenance. If you have receding tissues, we could use the Pinhole Surgical Technique, to manipulate the tissues and cover the teeth without applying tissues taken from other parts of your body. This improves smile beauty and helps protect you from other impacts of receding tissues, such as tooth decay and dental infection.

If you have any questions about how we safeguard smiles with advanced laser dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy good oral health and a whole smile, with treatment that is precise and comfortable too.

Schedule a Visit for Laser Dentistry

We want to help you avoid the major impacts of periodontal disease. If you would like to find out more about treating periodontal disease with advanced laser systems, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.