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What You Should Know About Dental Implants And Gum Disease

What do dental implants and gum disease have in common? Quite a bit! Here's an overview:

  • Tooth loss can result from gum disease.

  • Dental implants are a surgery to replace missing teeth.

  • Dental implants are a surgery to replace missing teeth.

  • Gum disease can occur even after installing dental implants.

  • An implant can fail due to gum disease.

Let's look more closely.

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontitis or periodontal disease, is a serious but common gum infection. It is brought on by bacteria-filled plaque that adheres to and accumulates at the gumline.

Tooth loss in adults is most commonly caused by gum disease. It can affect other systemic illnesses like diabetes and some forms of cancer, and is linked to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and coronary artery disease.

Several different symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Gums that are swollen, red, tender, and easily bleed

  • Receding gum line

  • Inflammation or pus between the teeth

  • You feel as if your teeth are loose

It's important to now that periodontal disease can also exist without any symptoms or warning signs. That's why it is crucial to maintain proper oral hygiene habits and visit the dentist at least twice a year. The sooner you address the condition, the better are your chances to combat it rapidly and stop undesirable effects like receding gums or, worse, tooth loss.

Please keep in mind that bleeding gums are not normal or healthy gums. Contact us to make an appointment if your gums bleed every time you brush or floss.

What are implants?

Missing teeth can affect your health and lead to major changes in your lifestyle. This is where dental implants come in. Dental implants are considered the best way to replace one or more missing or severely damaged teeth.