Preventing Gum Disease One Dental Implant at a Time

Dr. Barksdale is here blogging today from Barksdale Family Dentistry in Baton Rouge, LA sharing his professional background as well as why dental implants are the leading tooth loss solution in the industry.

Dr. Barksdale graduated from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1975 and is one of the 200 dentists worldwide to be Accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Not only is the only accredited doctor in Baton Rouge, but he is one of eight accredited dentists in all of Louisiana. He has achieved many accomplishments in the dental community such as President of the Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Clinical Instructor for the Cosmetic Continuum at LSU School of Dentistry, Graduate of Misch Implant Institute, Fellow of Misch Implant Institute, Fellow of International College of Oral Implantologists, and even Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration.

No doctor understands and appreciates the many benefits of dental implants than Dr. Barksdale. As he kept up with the current technology and dental practices, he assures patients that the best tooth loss solution in the industry is the dental implantation procedure. Dental implants offer patients a simple and permanent way to prevent the horrors of gum disease. There are many life- threatening illnesses that are directly linked to gum disease such as heart issues and brain damage. When the gums become infected they bleed and recede from the teeth, exposing the tooth roots. Gum recession is extremely dangerous for patients to experience considering the vulnerability it creates for the tooth roots. Through the disease the gums become inflamed and can travel from the mouth through the blood vessels to the heart and brain.

When the heart’s venules become inflamed, the heart needs to work harder to pump blood and oxygen to and from the body, this can easily cause the patient to experience high blood pressure that may lead to heart disease and even heart attacks. Another harmful thing that people underestimate is plaque buildup. When plaque piles up in between the teeth, it can break off in large chunks that travel to the heart and cause major, deadly blockage issues for patients; a result of this will be a heart attack or severe heart disease.

Just as the heart is affected by this dental neglect, the brain can also fall victim to this disease as well. The inflammation of the brain tissues can cause swelling of the tissue, which is known as an edema. Edemas can create severe brain damage over time and could even lead to Alzheimer’s. Patients need to understand the importance of keeping the oral cavity clean and healthy, especially if they want to live a longer and happier life.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

Dental implants the most natural and permanent tooth loss solution in the industry due to their long- lasting and natural fit in the mouth. When dental implants are accepted into the mouth, unlike dentures and dental bridges, they function as a real and natural part of the oral system. They can offer patients a natural bite and chew that feels like the tooth or teeth were never lost in the first place. We discussed the dangers of gum disease, dental implants have the ability to prevent gum disease by protecting gum tissue and allowing it to rebuild and repair itself over time. Not only do dental implants offer health benefits, but they also offer cosmetic advantages as well. When patients have these implants placed into the spaces in their mouth, they finally get a complete and healthy smile that can reduce aging appearance and even wrinkling.

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When patients decline to place dental implants into the empty spaces in their mouth, their oral, dental and even overall physical and long- term health can suffer. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Barksdale today to get the complete and healthy smile that you deserve. Call us at (225) 228-4331.

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