Every dentist worth his or her salt tries to save a tooth whenever possible. Sometimes, due to excessive damage from injury or infection, that just isn’t possible. When a tooth is missing or has to be extracted, it is important to replace the tooth — not just for cosmetic reasons, but also to prevent further serious oral health issues later. Fortunately, there are many replacement options available, and one of the most recommended is the dental implant.
A portion of our patients come in for their regular checkups, and it’s a shame, but we often see bleeding gums. I’m by no means trying to scare you with this message, but this is very important to me and I want to stress the possible dangers to you. There are so many correlations of overall health and your gums. It’s not uncommon for my patients not to realize this. Click here to find out how bleeding gums are connected to more than your oral health.