Common Dental Health Issues Periodontal Disease
If you have missing or extremely loose teeth due to periodontal disease, dental implants can help restore your smile and your oral health, and get you back to feeling and functioning like yourself again.
About Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. It can range from simple gum inflammation to a more serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that supports your teeth.
Periodontitis, which means inflammation around the tooth, is the advanced form of periodontal disease and affects approximately 64.7 million Americans. With periodontitis, the gums pull away from teeth and the supporting gum tissues are destroyed. Not only can this cause bone loss, but the teeth themselves may loosen and eventually fall out.
Signs and symptoms of periodontitis include swollen gums, bright red or purple gums, gums that bleed easily, new spaces between teeth, bad breath, a bad taste in the mouth, and loose teeth. With gum disease and periodontitis, even the little things we take for granted, like chewing food, can become uncomfortable and painful.
How Dental Implants Help
Dental implants are a long-lasting solution for replacing loose or weak teeth that can give back the ability to chew comfortably, the confidence to smile for the camera, and so much more.
Because ClearChoice dental implants are made of titanium and other materials compatible with the human body, they integrate with the jaw, keeping bone from deteriorating and preserving healthy adjacent teeth in the process.
In addition, they are more resistant to some of the underlying issues that cause gum disease. Gum disease is linked to heart disease. Removing infected teeth and replacing them with dental implants can improve your general health and lead to a better quality of life.
In Search of Something Better
Ann suffered from periodontal disease that caused bleeding, inflammation, and loose teeth and set her on a path to dentures. She had trouble with eating and speaking with dentures, but she didn’t know there was another option – until she discovered dental implants from ClearChoice.