Periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, poses a serious hazard to the health of your smile. If your teeth hurt when you chew or if your gums bleed when you brush or floss, you’re probably suffering from gum disease.
If you think you might be suffering from periodontal disease, you should call our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kirsch as soon as possible. Dr. Kirsch is a periodontist, which means he has special expertise and training on issues related to the periodontal region (gums).
Periodontal disease is related to dental implants in three ways: First, many patients who are looking to restore their smiles with dental implants have already lost one or more of their teeth due to periodontal disease. Second, in many cases it’s necessary to treat periodontal disease before a patient is eligible for dental implants. Third, dental implants can help prevent the spread of gum disease in the future.
Many patients are reluctant to inquire about dental implants due to the poor condition of their smile. But only a qualified implant dentist like Dr. Kirsch can determine if dental implants are the ideal restoration for you. If you have gaps in your smile, Dr. Kirsch will determine the best option for restoring your smile.
Over 47% of Americans suffer with gum disease, a serious bacterial infection. The bacteria which causes periodontal disease survives by consuming the plaque and tartar that develop on your teeth. That’s why it’s so important to fight the growth of plaque and tartar by practicing an effective regimen of dental care at home that includes brushing and flossing twice a day.
Millions of Americans who suffer from gum disease don’t even realize they have a condition that threatens the health of their smile. But periodontal disease isn’t going to get better on its own, and it will probably get much worse without the professional intervention of a periodontist.
As gum disease continues to advance, the symptoms become hard to ignore. This includes sore and bleeding gums, extremely bad breath, and teeth that become loose and begin to shift around. You could eventually begin to lose your teeth. The gaps created by missing teeth cause your remaining teeth to shift around even more, which can exacerbate periodontal disease and lead to the loss of even more teeth.
Dental implants are a great way to restore your smile because they fill the gaps between your teeth. This will enhance the overall health of your smile and help prevent further loss of teeth in the future.
Dr. Kirsch is your implant dentist in Sebring and the surrounding areas. Contact our office today to discover what our dental implants can do for you. Your new smile is waiting.
Dr. Michael Kirsch
4660 Lakeview Drive
Monday: 8:30AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 8:30AM – 5PM
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