If you think a tooth looks out of place in your smile, you can have understandable concerns about how much attention it receives from others when you smile and speak. It may not be shocking to say that the condition of your teeth affect your appearance, but are you sufficiently concerned with how periodontal problems can impact the way you look? Problems with gum disease can lead to tissue swelling and discoloration; your problems with an infection can also lead to frustrating problems with tissue recession. For someone whose infection is more serious, this concern can even be responsible for tooth loss! At our Moreno Valley, CA dentist’s office, we can talk to you about the health of your gums during your routine appointments, and when necessary we can help you by taking care of an active infection.
Your Gum Health And Your Appearance
When you have problems with your periodontal health, you can see the impact on your smile. If tissue recession occurs, your recessed gum line can leave teeth looking too long or uneven. It can also expose areas that are not normally visible, which can be less attractive. You should also be concerned about swelling and discoloration, which can certainly have a negative impact on your smile. If gingivitis is not dealt with in time, the resulting advanced infection can leave you with a heightened risk for tooth loss, something that can certainly impact your appearance!
What Your Dentist Can Do To Help You Manage Your Periodontal Health
Both your dental and periodontal health are important to your smile, as well as to your overall well-being. At your routine dental exams and cleanings, we can provide valuable protection against gingivitis. Through periodontal therapy, we can fight the bacteria that are starting to make their way under your gum line and build up on your teeth roots. This service is recommended as an alternative to a standard teeth cleaning performed during a checkup.
Talk To Your Moreno Valley, CA Dentist About Your Gum Health!
Healthy gums are important for many reasons. Protecting your periodontal tissues will protect you against more problems than you realize, including serious issues like tooth loss. Taking better care of your gums will also help prevent tissue recession, swelling, and discoloration that hurt the way you look. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you keep up with your periodontal well-being, you can reach any of our practices in the area by calling the following:
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.