Gum disease is a bacterial infection and a major source of inflammation in your body. Scientists believe that this chronic inflammation may be responsible for a connection between periodontal gum disease and other serious medical conditions.
The Manual of Clinical Periodontitis and Journal of Periodontitis used by gum disease specialists list the following diseases as being linked to not taking care of your oral health and living with active gum disease:
• Heart attacks
• Lung infections
• Pre-term babies
• Erectile dysfunction
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Colon cancer
• Brain abscesses
• Mouth and throat cancer
• Gastric conditions
• Chronic fatigue
• Pancreatic cancer
We don’t know about you, but after reading this list, choosing to brush, floss, and see your dentist regularly seems more important than ever.
If you are concerned about gum disease or want to catch up on your dental care, we would love to help. We promise to take great care of you
(865) 922-1613 Knoxville, TN
When someone has had dentures for a long time, they often find that their dentures start to feel loose and not fit as well. This is because the constant pressure of the dentures wears down the bone and gum tissue used to support them. When this happens people may experience:
- Discomfort, pain, or sore spots
- Being afraid their dentures will fall out in public
- The appearance of aging faster
- Inability to chew well and absorb nutrition from food
- Losing confidence and becoming reclusive
- Having to avoid favorite foods like steak, apples, or corn on the cob
One of our greatest joys is helping denture wearers resolve these issues that can challenge them physically, mentally, and emotionally.
The solution that we provide is supporting dentures with dental implants. These implants are like man made roots that keep the dentures anchored and secure. The dentures are made so that they can simply snap over the implants and are easy to put in and take out.
The process for putting in implants and creating new dentures is generally easy to tolerate, but we also offer oral sedation dentistry to help our patients who want to avoid feeling nervous. No needles or IV’s are involved and they will feel relaxed and comfortable during treatment.
Dental implants are also a great option for people who are getting dentures for the first time. Starting with snap on dentures can prevent their ever having to experience the issues related to ill-fitting dentures.
With implant supported dentures, our patients can smile, eat, laugh, and sing with confidence again. And, that makes us smile too!
If you would like to find out if implant supported dentures are for you, call for a consultation: (865) 922-1613 Knoxville, TN