If you have gum disease, you will need to get it treated before gaining access to dental implants. This is so you can reduce the risk of the implant not being taken by your teeth and gums.
If you have advanced gum disease which has led to gum recession or bone loss your chances of getting dental implants are much less likely.
I got my gum disease treated, now what?
Once you’ve had your gum disease treated a professional dental implant dentist will assess and identify if you are legible for dental implants. If you have suffered from bone loss, you may have to have a bone graft to make up for extensive loss.
Spotting Gum Disease
If you spot the signs early you may be able to prevent tooth loss all together. Here are the symptoms to look out for:
- Bleeding gums (especially when brushing)
- Inflamed gums
- Teeth look longer due to gums receding
- Gaps between teeth and gums
- Bad breath and bad taste in your mouth
It is recommended that you see a dentist immediately if you notice any of the above symptoms so they can examine you to see how advanced your gum disease is and if you have it all.
Gum disease can be treated and will go away if you look after your teeth properly. Your dentist will know how best to treat the symptoms.