Gum Disease And Tooth Extraction: Pick The Best Option

If you have gum disease and you need to have teeth extracted, you may be wondering what the best tooth replacement option is. You will want to see a periodontist, a gum tissue specialist, to treat the problems that you're having, and you will want to talk with them about implants.

Dental implants are ideal for people who have gum problems because they are the healthiest thing that you can have in your mouth, other than your healthy, natural teeth. Here are a few things to consider when choosing implants rather than dentures or a bridge.

Protect the Gum Tissue

The implants are going to get drilled into the bone, and they aren't removed. This means the gum tissue is protected 24 hours a day. With dentures, the gum tissue is exposed throughout the night when the dentures are removed. A bridge can come loose and debris can get caught in and around the bridge, causing deterioration.

The bridge also prevents you from flossing in between all of the teeth. With implants, you can floss around the gum tissue to keep it healthy.

Periodontal Deep Tissue Cleaning

Deep tissue cleaning by a periodontal professional is necessary for gum disease treatment. It isn't difficult for the experts to do this when you have implants because they can clean around the teeth. With a bridge, not all of the tissue is accessible in between the teeth because some of the gum tissue is covered. Dentures can wear on the gums, making them sensitive and painful to clean.


The implants are much more convenient than dentures or bridges, besides being better for your gum tissue. You don't have to care for them in any special way at night, you just brush, rinse and floss like you would with your natural smile. They are fused to the bone and you don't have to worry about them coming loose, and they look healthy and natural. You don't have to worry about cavities in the implants.

If you are having problems with your gums and you need to have some of your teeth removed because of decay and cavities, you want to talk about getting a permanent solution. The gum disease can't damage the permanent implants you have in your mouth, and it's going to be easier to maintain your smile with the fake teeth in. Make an appointment with your periodontist, and talk with an oral surgeon.