Dental Implants and Gum Disease
Before receiving a dental implant, any gum disease or infections in your teeth or gums must be treated first. If an implant is inserted into the mouth with any untreated gum disease, it could make the implant susceptible to an infection and could eventually lead to failure or complete loss of the implant.
Dental implants are an effective solution for replacing missing teeth. Unlike other options such as a bridge or a crown, an implant is typically a more durable solution that won’t disrupt the health of the neighboring teeth.
At Metro West Orthodontics & Periodontics, we offer the following implant services:
- Single Tooth
- Multiple Teeth
- Ceramic Implant
- All on 4
Our experienced team at Metro West Orthodontics & Periodontics has many dental implants, and we aren’t afraid to use innovative techniques to recommend the best solution for you.
Gum Disease Symptoms and Treatments
Gum disease is a common issue and can be treated by a professional periodontist. Unfortunately gum disease doesn’t only affect your dental health. Studies show that gum disease can also lead to other risks with cardiovascular health. The infected gums can cause bacteria to enter your blood stream, which can be transferred to other areas of the body and potentially put your heart’s health at risk.
Common symptoms of gum disease include:
- Red, swollen gums
- Gum recession
- Bone loss
- Tooth ache
At Metro West Orthodontics & Periodontics, our periodontists are compassionate about helping patients and want to lead you down the right path toward a healthy dental plan. We can diagnose the severity of the gum disease and create an innovative, customized plan to restore your gum health.