Periodontitis, generally known as gum disease, begins with bacterial growth in the mouth which manifest symptoms including persistent bad breath, painful chewing, red, swollen or bleeding gums, loose teeth and sensitive teeth. This condition can lead to early tooth loss and other health problems brought about by complications and infections.
The main risk factors of individuals who are prone to suffering from gum disease include smoking, hormonal changes, other diseases like cancer or AIDS, effects of medication such as reduced flow saliva or abnormal overgrowth of gum tissue, while some people are generally susceptible to severe gum problems.
Dealing with Tooth Loss
Losing even just a single tooth can significantly impact one’s confidence, daily activities, and overall oral health. What more if several teeth become missing? In addition to treating gum disease, periodontists are likewise experts in dental implantation, presenting you with a convenient and comfortable way to replace missing teeth.
This recently popular treatment actually dates back to the 1960s, and modern day processes involve the use of titanium metal which works perfectly with body tissues and bonds naturally with the adjacent bone for faster recovery. You will soon have more than a beautiful smile with healthy gums and healthy teeth.
Dental Implantation with Gum Disease
Most people who have the condition ask, “Can I get an implant if I have gum disease?” Truth be told, infections are likely to occur when dental implants are placed in periodontitis-affected areas, which then again leads to another tooth loss and failure of the procedure. This means more inconvenience, frustration, and unnecessary expenses on your part.
This is why professional dentists recommend treating gum disease and any for of tooth decay prior to putting dental implants, with only your best interest and overall oral health in mind. A successful dental implant should not compromise your oral health and serve its purpose well, given that you are over 18 years old, and have a fully developed bone tissue possessing ample strength to hold the implant in place.