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You know that missing a tooth can be a serious problem, but did you know that you should have the issue addressed as soon as possible? While there are a number of treatment options you can consider, each will have different benefits and drawbacks. For example, implants can help you overcome issues caused by gum disease.

As you may already know, gum disease can actually cause a number of issues. For example, gum disease can cause bad breath, sensitive teeth, and irritated gums. Gum disease can also lead to a number of more serious problems. In fact, did you know that gum disease could affect the bone that holds your teeth in place? If you lose this bone, your teeth could shift or even fall out.

Implants could be useful for this issue because it is placed in your bone, which stimulates bone growth. Similarly, if you lose a tooth because of gum disease, an implant could be a good option for completing your smile. Implants are also designed to look and feel like your teeth, so they’ll be able to enhance your smile’s appearance and improve its functionality.

Do you have more questions about how gum disease affects your smile? Would you like to learn more about the benefits of a dental implant? Are you simply hoping to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dale Gallagher? If so, please don’t hesitate to give Dale M. Gallagher, DDS a call at 512-258-1636. We’re excited to hear from you soon!