Gum disease is a common disease that our patients at Think Oral Implants and Periodontics suffer from. Dr. Thing offers gum disease treatment as well as dental implants to resolve missing teeth in the mouth caused by tooth loss and advanced stages of gum disease. While gingivitis is the only reversible stage, periodontitis is an advanced stage that can lead to gum recession and tooth loss. This makes scheduling regular dental exams and teeth cleanings important as detecting tooth decay and gum disease early on allows our team the best chance to fix them before detrimental things such as receding gums and tooth loss occur.
Symptoms of gum disease
Some of the common gum disease symptoms include:
- Persistent bad breath
- Gums that bleed easily, especially when brushing or flossing
- Red or swollen gums
- Gum recession
When you think you have gum disease, schedule an appointment at our Paoli, PA, dental office as soon as possible. Ultimately, when it comes to having dental implants placed, the ideal candidate is someone without gum disease.
Your gums are responsible for ensuring that your teeth are held in place. When a dental implant is placed, the gums are partially responsible for holding other restorations in place, including crowns, bridges, or dentures. Gum disease can cause the gums to recede, which makes it harder for you to have the adequate support needed for your dental implant. Also, gum recession after your implant surgery can expose the gap between the abutment and the dental prosthesis, leading to peri-implant disease.
If you have gum disease, you should expect to undergo gum disease treatment before getting dental implants placed. Ultimately, the more advanced your gum disease, the less likely you will be eligible for dental implants. This is why it’s important to have gum disease treatment done as soon as possible to allow for the possibility of getting dental implants to restore missing or damaged teeth in your smile.
Learn more about dental implants
When you need to repair your gums to prepare for dental implants, Dr. Ting at Think Oral Implants and Periodontics offers different periodontal disease treatments. To learn about how we can restore your gums and teeth when you’re suffered from gum disease, call to schedule an appointment at 610-550-3333.