Healthy gum tissue supports your teeth by holding them in position and keeping bacteria from penetrating the area under your gums. The same is eventually true once you have dental implants placed into your jawbone. As long as you have healthy gums, your gums should integrate well with your new dental implants and you'll end up with a healthy and bright new smile. Some patients wonder what might happen to their gums once the surgery is complete.
8 April 2022
Gingivitis is a rather nasty inflammatory condition (which is bacterial in nature) that attacks your gums. Your gums will be visibly inflamed, tender and will bleed quite easily, generally after brushing and flossing. The condition can rapidly escalate, leading to severe periodontal disease, which poses a considerable risk to your teeth and their supporting structures. Untreated periodontal disease often ends in the loss of a tooth (or teeth). Fortunately, gingivitis is easy enough to manage, although serious cases will need more intensive management.
8 March 2022