Can I have dental implants if I have gum disease?

Before you can become a viable candidate for dental implants you will need to have your gum disease treated. Advanced Gum Disease can lead to gum recession and bone loss which can mean the chances of having dental implants are severely reduced.

After you have seen the periodontist and have had your gum disease treated, the dental implants dentist will be able to identify if you are able to have dental implants. If you have suffered from extensive bone loss you may need a bone graft procedure before implants can be placed.

The more advanced a gum disease case becomes it will be less likely that the patient will be able to have implants and an alternative form of treatment will need to be discussed, such as: dentures.

Signs Of Gum Disease

Spotting the early signs of Gum Disease is essential in preventing any further damage and potential tooth loss.

  • Bleeding Gums
  • Inflamed Gums
  • Teeth look longer (gums are receding)
  • Gaps between your teeth and gums
  • Constant bad breath and a bad taste in your mouth

If you experience any of these symptoms it is recommended that you go and see your dentist straight away. They will be able to examine whether or not you have gum disease and how advanced it is. The earlier it is caught the easier it will be to treat with less serious consequences.

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If you think you have gum disease or you would like to discuss having dental implants please do not hesitate to call us to arrange your free consultation.

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