If you struggle with gum disease and have ever considered dental implants, chances are that you have had the question of, are my gums healthy enough for a dental implant? This is a simple question with a slightly more complicated answer. The truth is that it is not recommended to get dental implants if you struggle with gum disease. Gum disease such as advanced periodontal disease causes damage to gums and bones which makes it difficult for a dental implant to fit snugly. Also, if you have receding gums, it exposes too much of the implant which makes it difficult to keep clean and plaque free. This does not mean however, that there is no hope. There are solutions to treating the gum disease which can lead you toward the possibility of getting implants and to one day having a healthier, happier smile.
Treating Gum Disease
There are various options when it comes to treating gum disease. One such action that can be taken is to get gum implants. The goal of a gum implant is to give better coverage to the root and ultimately deal with the decay caused by gum disease.
Another option is to get your teeth removed. Of course, whether you want to take this drastic of an action would depend on the severity of the decay in your mouth. It is important to note that gum disease is caused by unhealthy teeth. If teeth are removed then the gum disease will go away and bring your gums back to health. It is important to consult your dentist to see if this is the right choice for you.
Just because you struggle with gum disease does not mean that you are without hope when it comes to making the journey to a better smile. If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, please contact us today.