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Will My Gum Disease Impact My Dental Implants?

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Did you know that periodontal disease affects over 60% of people aged 25 years and up? Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease can lead to bone tissue destruction or reduction, making it very difficult or impossible to receive smile enhancing or corrective procedures such as dental implants without undergoing interventional measures, such as bone grafting.


The Systematic Effects Of Gum Disease:

Did you know that your oral health has a huge impact on your overall health? This is why keeping a clean healthy mouth of gums and teeth free of harmful bacteria or plaque buildup is super important.

Excessive growth of these agents can lead to harmful toxin production and release into your bloodstream, causing periodontal, or gum, disease. When these occurs, associated symptoms such as gum swelling, tooth pain and discomfort, and bad bread odor can happen. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to many systemic health illnesses including diabetes, heart disease, tooth/bone loss, pregnancy complications, pancreatic cancer, and stroke.

If you experience any of the following symptoms, a dentist can help guide you in the right direction back to a healthy oral environment.

To help decrease your chances of getting gum disease, a few easy steps can be started today, such as:

  • Regular brushing and flossing: Brushing with a fluoride-containing toothpaste and flossing twice daily can significantly minimize your chances of getting gum disease.
  • Maintain a healthy diet: Eating a healthy diet including vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, and plenty of water can help improve your oral health.
  • Eliminate or reduce smoking: Cigarette smoking can lead to unhealthy teeth and gums and should be avoided to help decrease the chances of developing gum disease and improve overall health.


Suffering From Gum Disease And Desire Dental Implants?

If you’re looking to achieve a beautiful new smile to replace any currently missing or damaged teeth, dental implants can be a great option. Dental implants look very natural and are placed over a metal dental post device that is installed into your bone tissue.

For this to be successful, the bone tissue must be healthy. If you’ve already received dental implants, your bone tissue must remain healthy to ensure your dental implant investment lasts a lifetime. This is why choosing the right doctor with the best knowledge, experience, and expertise is so important.

Dr. Andrew Ferrier and the skilled team at East Bay Healthy Smiles in Lafayette, CA understand the importance of maintaining healthy gums and bone tissue as a foundation for a new smile through dental implants. The team offers the following services for gum disease prevention and treatment:

  • Gum disease therapy
  • Periodontal maintenance
  • Soft tissue recontouring
  • Scaling and root planning


Are You Considering Dental Implants?

Dr. Ferrier and his amazing team at East Bay Healthy Smiles are here to help you achieve the smile you deserve! Contact our doctor, Dr. Andrew Ferrier, DDS, in our office in Lafayette, CA to schedule your next consultation today!