Dental implants Melbourne for replacing missing teeth after gum disease

The most common cause of tooth loss in Australia is gum disease. Gum disease can affect patients of all ages and statistics show that gum disease affects everyone at least once in their lives to a certain extent. Some people have recurrent gum disease, whereas others have one episode in their life and then are not troubled by gum disease ever again. Unfortunately gum disease can be genetic. If your parents had recurring gum disease then it is more than likely that you will do so as well. Gum disease can be avoided by maintaining excellent dental hygiene at all stages throughout your life.

Dental-Implants-in-melbourneGum disease can be more likely at certain stages of life than others. For example, a pregnant woman is more likely to develop gum disease in comparison to other times in her life. You need to brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss between your teeth at least once a day, use a suitable mouthwash to remove lingering bacteria from your mouth and visit the dentist at least once every six months or more often if you suffer from recurrent gum disease. When detected early on, you can reverse the signs of gum disease by maintaining excellent dental hygiene, enjoying a healthy diet and undergoing professional cleaning with the hygienist, for example, a scale and polish or root planing where necessary. This removes plaque and tartar from your teeth, below the gums and from the roots of your teeth for better dental health and well-being.

Signs of gum disease

If you avoid the dentist, then gum disease causes many unpleasant symptoms. One of the very first signs of gum disease, when you should contact our dentist as soon as possible, is bleeding gums. If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth then this is a major warning that you are suffering from gum disease. Gum disease can cause swollen, tender gums that are red and sore. It can cause bad breath and an unpleasant taste in your mouth and unfortunately if you continue to avoid the dentist, gum disease can result in wobbly or even missing teeth.

Dental implants as a solution

If you have lost a tooth or multiple teeth from gum disease, then it is very important that you contact us at High Dental Implants Melbourne immediately to prevent losing anymore of your teeth. Our dentist will treat your gum disease first, and then replace your missing teeth with dental implants Melbourne. You may need to undergo gum surgery and you may require a gum graft to replace gum that has been severely damaged by gum disease. Once our dentist is happy that your gums have fully healed then you are ready for dental implants Melbourne.

Oral implants are the most popular method of replacing missing teeth. Even those that have been lost as a result of gum disease. You will need to maintain excellent dental hygiene, practise good lifestyle choices, and enjoy a healthy diet to make sure that your gums do not become infected once more. In this way, you will be able to maintain your dental implants Melbourne for the rest of your life.

Speak to us at High Dental Implants Melbourne today and find out more about dental implants, how they can replace your missing teeth and the fact they may very well last for the rest of your life.

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.