When dealing with tooth loss there are a variety of solutions for replacement. Wherever possible, it’s always best to do what you can to preserve your natural teeth, which is why some solutions are better than others. Depending on your situation, your periodontist will make recommendations for the procedures they believe would be of the greatest benefit to your oral health.
Prior to visiting your periodontist, it’s important to think about the details of the pain that you’re experiencing. This will make it much easier to get to the root of the problem and begin treatment that will end your discomfort. Depending on your symptoms, there’s a wide variety of possible causes, so it’s important to be as specific and detailed as possible when describing the pain you’re experiencing.
Depending on the extent of your issues, the path to obtaining your dental implants can be a long one. After investing time and money in the procedure, you’ll want to do everything you can to ensure that it is successful. This means following your periodontist’s instructions in the short term and taking the time to properly maintain your implants down the road.
When your periodontal (gum) disease and tooth loss result in the need for dental implants, it can become necessary to repair bone loss prior to implantation and replacement of missing teeth. This is typically necessary if your tooth has been missing for some time and resulted in bone loss. Luckily there are options available for replacing both the bone that was lost and your missing teeth.
If you’ve found yourself struggling with gum disease, your periodontist may have suggested you get a deep cleaning. This deep cleaning is not the same as the cleaning your dental hygienist gives you twice a year, and in many cases can’t even be performed by your regular hygienist. When dealing with periodontal (gum) disease, there’s a greater presence of bacteria harboring plaque than would normally occur. This makes it necessary to visit a specialist as it can cause serious damage to your teeth.