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You know that missing one or more teeth is a serious problem, but had you heard that it’s important to have the issue addressed as soon as possible? While there are several treatment options you should think about, some will work better for certain scenarios. For instance, implants may also help you overcome problems caused by gum disease.

As you may have heard, gum disease could actually cause a number of serious issues. For example, gum disease, which is also known as periodontal disease, can cause recurring bad breath, sensitive teeth, and irritated gums. Gum disease may also lead to a number of more serious complications. In fact, gum disease can even affect the bone that holds your teeth in place. If this bone is affected, your teeth could shift and may fall out.

Fortunately, implants can be useful because they’re placed in your bone itself, which actually stimulates bone growth. Of course, an implant is also a good option for replacing missing teeth. Implants are also designed to look and feel like your natural teeth, meaning they’ll be able to enhance the appearance of your smile and improve its functionality.

Would you like to learn more about how gum disease could affect your pearly whites? Are you interested in learning more about the perks of a dental implant? Are you simply interested in setting up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Joe Gerard? If so, we invite you to give Arizona Dental a call at 602-788-4040. We’re look forward to receiving your call!