Hello, and welcome back to our blog. This is part two of our series about why you should contact a periodontist for dental implants rather than another dental health specialist. As we discussed in our previous blog, periodontists have more training, experience, and knowledge of periodontal conditions that result in the need for dental implants. Keep reading to learn more.
Knowledge of Periodontal Disease
There is a multitude of reasons why you may need a dental implant procedure. Maybe you sustained an injury that knocked one of your teeth out, or maybe you’ve experienced enough tooth decay over time to justify having the tooth extracted and replaced with an implant. However, one of the most common reasons someone needs a dental implant procedure done is because of periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease is a serious gum infection that damages the supporting structures of the teeth like the jawbone and periodontal ligament. The reason it’s important to see a periodontist regularly is that they will be able to track the progression of infections like gum disease and periodontal disease. When you’re thinking of getting a dental implant, a periodontist will be able to accurately determine the condition of surrounding teeth as well as the jawbone and gums to see if there will be any complications after the implants are in.
When you contact Same-Day Implants, we never commit to an implant procedure without performing a comprehensive exam. What this means is we’ll consult with you to determine what issues you’re having and how it’s affecting your day-to-day life. Then we’ll take a look at your teeth and gums to see if there is any threat of them being lost to periodontal disease. In certain cases, gum disease can be reversed and you’ll have no need for dental implants. However, if the infection is bad enough, we may recommend dental implants.
It’s important to have an accurate diagnosis before committing to dental implants because it may not be necessary and/or lead to unforeseen side effects. It’s always best to consult a periodontist rather than a general dentist about this because they are more knowledgeable about conditions like periodontal disease as well as bone loss.
Contact Same-Day Implants
If you live in Seattle and believe you may need dental implants, contact your board certified periodontists at Same-Day Implants. We perform single-tooth, multiple teeth, and all-on-4 dental implants.