Most serious dental problems can be avoided with regular dental checkups and treatments. However, if you haven’t kept up with your regular dental appointments, you may be experiencing severe dental issues that require immediate treatment. Depending on the severity of your condition, your periodontist in Allen, TX, may recommend dental implants to return your smile to normal. Here are a few warning signs that you need to start thinking about getting one or more implants placed in your jaw:

 

Tooth Loss

One of the most common reasons for dental implant placement is tooth loss. While it’s possible for one or more teeth to get violently knocked out of the mouth during a sports accident or other type of injury, periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. If you have this disease and haven’t received treatment for it yet, you may already have extensive structural damage to your bone and soft tissues. Drs. Marco Cueva and Ricardo Vidal can perform an evaluation to determine whether a tooth can be saved or if it needs to be replaced with a dental implant.

 

Badly Chipped Teeth

When a tooth is badly chipped or cracked, it becomes vulnerable to bacteria. Once bacteria travel to the pulp of the tooth, there may be nothing that can be done to save the tooth. Depending on your unique situation, your periodontist in Allen, TX, may recommend dental implant placement or a root canal procedure to give you full dental function.

 

Severe Decay

A severely decayed tooth causes a variety of symptoms, including persistent toothache, visible staining and pits or holes in the teeth. If decay is advanced, tooth extraction and replacement with dental implants may be advised.

 

Schedule Your Appointment

Drs. Cueva and Vidal are skilled in placing dental implants and can tell you if you are a candidate for the procedure. To schedule your consultation today, call Texas Implant & Periodontic Center during regular operating hours.