WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DENTAL IMPLANTS AND GUM DISEASE?

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Before getting dental implants, there are a number of things you should check. Dental implants have a much higher chance of success if they are place in a healthy mouth that is devoid of cavities or bacterial infection, and that has been treated for any problems it may have and is free of gum disease as well. This blog can serve as a checklist to see what kind of preliminary treatments you can expect to have to undergo.

Can you have dental implants if you have periodontal disease?

If you have gum disease, you can still get dental implants, but only if the disease is treatable. Periodontal disease can be define as an infection of the tissue that holds and supports your teeth in the jaw bone. Certain specific microorganisms found in dental plaque can play an important role in the development of this infection.

Periodontal disease is usually seen with;

-Bad breath that does not go away with tooth brushing
-Red and swollen gums
-Tender and bleeding gums
-Pain during chewing
-Receding gums
-Sensitivity with cold or hot foods due to exposed root surface
-Loose teeth

Bad breath that does not go away with tooth brushing

-Red and swollen gums
-Tender and bleeding gums
-Pain during chewing
-Receding gums
-Sensitivity with cold or hot foods due to exposed root surface
-Loose teeth

Periodontal disease is one of the most commonly diagnosed reasons for tooth extraction. Therefore, In the later stages of this infection. The bone tissue surrounding the tooth can destroy by the bacteria. Tooth mobility seen due to the loss of supporting tissue. When bone deterioration reaches advanced dimensions so the tooth extraction becomes the only option.

Dental implant surgery has become the most popular dental solution for the replacement of missing teeth caused by trauma, decay, age or periodontal disease. Dental implants replace the root where the teeth are missing and function in the same way as your natural teeth. It is possible in some cases to place an implant immediately after tooth extraction where the tooth has been lost due to a cavity or trauma. But the treatment process becomes a little more complicated in the replacement of teeth lost due to periodontal disease.

BACTERIA AND IT’S TYPES

There are many types of different bacteria living in your mouth, some of them are useful, but some of them are bad for your gums and surrounding bones. The harmful bacteria surrounding loose teeth is the main cause of periodontal infection, which has settled deep into the soft tissue and bone. When a tooth taken out as a result of periodontal disease. Therefore, it may be impossible to completely remove microorganisms in the bone and soft tissue surrounding this tooth. To allow an implant to be place on following extraction of a tooth lost as a result of periodontal disease, the surrounding bone and soft tissue of the tooth should be allowed to heal fully prior to treatment. This healing process can take 2-3 months according to individual factors like general health, existing systemic disease or healing capacity of your body etc.

If you think you may be experiencing one or more of the symptoms of periodontal disease we listed above, please do not hesitate to contact our highly experienced professional team of Dentists’ for help and advice.

Are dental implants a permanent solution for tooth loss?

If you have missing, loose teeth, dental implants are a great permanent solution to restore your smile. They are customise and fitted to replicate your natural teeth. Plus, dental implants don’t increase your risk of tooth decay or gum disease because they integrate with the jawbone and the mouth, providing stability. No more loose false teeth that you need to take out to clean. Just care for your dental implants like natural teeth.

Here at Sevil Smile Studio, we use quality materials and the latest techniques to ensure gorgeous, results you’ll love. Contact us today for a free consultation with one of our specialists.

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