Can Gum Disease Affect My Plans To Replace Lost Teeth?

After struggling with periodontal disease, patients can find themselves embarrassed by the loss of one or more of their teeth. This can result because an infection can destroy the tissues that support teeth, leaving them without the stability they need. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we have experience helping patients affected by tooth loss and periodontal disease. If an active infection is stopping you from moving forward with prosthetic dental work, we can talk to you about treatment so you can move on to regain your full smile. We can also talk to you about planning your dental implant placement.

Periodontal Problems Can Interfere With Implant Placement

The degree of a person’s periodontal problems can affect their experience with an infection. If the appropriate preventive care is provided when you have gingivitis, an infection can be reversed before complications affect you. However, if the condition is not treated in time, and gingivitis progresses to periodontal disease, it can lead to serious issues with inflammation and tissue damage. If periodontal disease is an ongoing concern, it can hold up plans to restore your smile with a dental implant-held restoration.

We Can Address Problems That Affect Plans For Prosthetic Work

Active periodontal disease, and the lasting effects of an infection, can complicate plans to restore your smile. Fortunately, we are ready to help you take on these troubles! In addition to fighting periodontal disease, we can provide work to better prepare you to receive an implant. One problem that patients may face is a lack of support from their jawbone. To address this, we can use lasers when performing a jawbone grafting procedure to prepare you for implant placement.

Arranging The Placement Of A Dental Implant

The process of placing a dental implant is one that requires oral surgery, as the post must be set directly into your jawbone. Our office can perform this procedure for you. With diagnostic imaging technology, we can first identify where the implant should go, and confirm that you are ready for the procedure. With the appropriate dental sedation and anesthesia, we can ensure that the process of implant placement is comfortable for you. Once this procedure is performed, and you have healed from the treatment, you can look forward to having a lifelike restoration put in place to restore your full smile!

Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Replacing Your Lost Teeth

At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, patients who are ready to do something about tooth loss can talk to us about dental implant placement. In addition to providing this service, we can perform important preliminary work to ensure that work to restore your smile is successful. Find out more by calling Dr. Kania’s office today at (760) 642-0711.