Is There Any Worry About Gum Disease If You Have Dental Implants?
Posted on 9/21/2021 by Pine Belt Periodontics
Dental implants are among the best and safest methods of replacing missing teeth. In fact, dental implants give you the longest-lasting solution compared to most tooth replacement options. Furthermore, dental implants help preserve the bone that supports the tooth (it naturally deteriorates when you lose your tooth). However, there have been concerns about whether gum disease can affect those with dental implants and some of its effects. Read on to find out.
Gum Disease and Dental Implants
If you have dental implants, you can still suffer from gum disease. Developing gum disease can also cause significant damage to your dental implants. Peri-implantitis is a condition whereby gum disease affects dental implants. There is also another condition known as peri-implant mucositis, which is almost similar to gingivitis. This condition is a reversible inflammatory lesion that affects the soft tissue in areas around the implant. This condition affects the soft tissue surrounding the dental implant and could also lead to bone loss.
If you take good care of your dental implants, you will prevent gum disease and improve their durability. However, if you don't take good care of them, they could become infected just like natural teeth. The infection can spread quickly and eventually lead to implant loss. If you are wondering how this can happen with the implants not being natural, it is because implants can become diseased if they don't get checked and cleaned on a regular basis. This is why it is important to clean your teeth by brushing and flossing regularly. It would be best if you also use mouthwash on a regular basis. Taking good care of dental implants will help reduce the risk of gum disease and other oral conditions like tooth decay and tooth sensitivity. Visit our offices for more information on dental implants and their effectiveness.
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