Periodontal Health & Implants
If you have been told you have periodontal (gum) disease, you’re not alone. An estimated 80 percent of American adults currently have some form of the disease, which results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. Gum disease is a threat to your oral and overall health, and in more severe cases you could lose teeth.
What is Periodontal Disease?
- Bad breath that won’t go away
- Red or swollen gums
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Painful chewing
- Loose teeth
- Sensitive teeth
How does Periodontal Disease Affect You?
How do you treat Periodontal Disease?
Together we’ll come up with a personalized treatment plan, taking your specific risk factors into account, including current health status, medications, lifestyle, and past medical history.
Dental implants are small titanium screws that are inserted into the jaw bone and act as anchors. After a period of healing, the native bone will integrate around the implant. This is known as osseointegration. Once the implant becomes osseointegrated, a replacement tooth is then secured onto the implant.