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Periodontal Disease and Dental Implants: Is It Possible?

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Periodontal diseases are considered a contraindication for the dental implantation. It is natural that sick gums will not be the best place to implant a foreign body. Sometimes the disease is so severe that even the patient’s own teeth can be lost. Is there a way out?


First, let us figure out how periodontal disease develops. Usually, everything starts with gingivitis that often occurs because of poor mouth hygiene, bad habits or immune disorders. If the inflammatory process begins, periodontitis develops.


One of the main rules for successful dental implantation says that any mouth diseases should be treated before you do your implants. The operation can be performed only in an absolutely healthy mouth. But what to do if the disease is very severe and some teeth became mobile? 


Today's technologies are all about minimally invasive treatments and preserving what is possible to preserve. This is why teeth that are possible to treat, should be treated and those that have been damaged beyond repair should be removed and replaced by dental implants.


There are different methods for dental implantation. Which one to choose if the patient has periodontal issues? Usually, the best one for such situations is the classic, same day and basal implantation techniques. Which one is better?


There cannot be one universal answer for all cases. It depends on the individual periodontal issues. How far the disease went, how much bone was lost in the process, age, the picture of diseases in anamnesis, the individual maxillofacial peculiarities – everything matters. Usually, the basal technique is best if a significant bone loss is diagnosed.


The post-op care after the implantation in such cases requires special attention. Hygiene must be even more strictly followed because the risks are higher. Prefer irrigators to floss, they clean your teeth and gums gentler and massage them to improve blood circulation. Successful implant assimilation is not only your doctor’s responsibility but yours as well.

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