If you have periodontal disease that has caused you to lose
teeth and are thinking about getting dental implants
, Dr. Gregg Codelli
recommends that you first address your periodontal disease before you consider
dental implants. Doing so is sure to not only improve your oral health, but the
results of your dental implants as well. Continue reading to learn more about why it’s best to
treat the disease before you treat your missing teeth.
Just as periodontal disease
damages your natural teeth, it
can do the same to your dental implants if not fully treated before the
implants are installed. The way this type of disease works when it comes to
implants is the gum tissues around the implant can start to swell. Not only
that, but bacteria can also start to build up around your implants as well as
underneath your gum line. If left untreated long enough, the spread of bacteria
can eat away at the bone structure underneath your implants, which can result
The two categories of what’s known as peri-implant disease
are peri-implantitis and peri-implant mucositis. With the former, soft gum
tissue swells and the bones that anchor the implant can deteriorate. With the
latter, the swelling is restricted to the gum tissue.
How Dental Implants
While dental implants are an ideal choice for patients who
have lost teeth due to periodontal disease, they work best on healthy gums.
Once you receive your dental implants, you’ll need to make sure you take great
care of them just like you would your natural teeth.
Take Care of Your
Periodontal Disease Today
If you think you might have periodontal disease, or if you
know you have periodontal disease and wish to treat
it, Dr. Codelli
is here to
help. Get in touch with us to learn more about your options and find out more
about dental implants.
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