I have severe gum disease. So bad it caused my teeth to come loose. My dentist and I talked about it and though he tried to save them, he told me it was time to try to think about replacing them. We discussed my options and decided on dental implants. We got them, but now they’re loose too and I’m worried I’m going to lose them as well. Do you have any recommendations?
Stacey – Montana
I’m a little concerned here. You’re telling me your dentist told you to get dental implants when you had gum disease so advanced you were losing your teeth. Is that right? If so, I’m gravely concerned about the competence level of your dentist.
Gum disease is what’s called a contraindication for dental implants. In other words, if you have gum disease you can’t get dental implants. They’ll fail.
My suggestion is to go to a different dentist for a second opinion, one with significant experience with dental implants. I don’t know if he or she can save your implants. However, they can certainly get your gums healthy again and then you can get dental implants that will actually have an opportunity to do their job.
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