Tooth Loss & Your Health

Rejuvenate Your Smile with Dental Implants

At Heartland Endodontics & Periodontics, some of our patients suffer from tooth loss. However, what most people don’t know is that the moment you lose a tooth, the adverse effects of tooth loss begin to set in. Fortunately, Dr. Kirsch has the experience and training needed to help you prevent this from happening.

Dental implants are a remarkable tooth-replacement option for anyone who wants to live without restriction. Unlike dentures, implants use the immense strength of your jawbone as a base for the rest of the restoration, meaning it won’t slide around while you eat or socialize. If you’re interested in unparalleled reliability, durability, and comfortability, check out dental implants.

Your Oral Health Affects Overall Health

According to the Mayo Clinic, your oral health plays an integral role in maintaining good overall health. This finding means that conditions which impact your overall health will influence the health of your smile—and vice versa.

One way to protect your oral and overall health is by strengthening your immune system. According to researchers from Harvard Health Publishing, you can boost your immune system with these tips:

  • Avoid infection (E.g., wash your hands and cook meat thoroughly)
  • Exercise regularly
  • Don’t smoke
  • Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables
  • Try to minimize stress
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Get adequate sleep
  • If you drink alcohol, drink in moderation

The Adverse Effects of Tooth Loss

If you don’t seek treatment immediately after losing a tooth, your entire smile can suffer. Dr. Kirsch ensures that his patients get the treatment that they deserve. If you want compassionate, high-quality dental care, check out Heartland Endodontics & Periodontics.

Untreated tooth loss can cause:

  • Jawbone depletion: When you lose a tooth, that area of your jawbone loses stimulation, resulting in deterioration.
  • Gum disease: An infection that causes bleeding, swelling, or inflammation.
  • Additional tooth loss: Being toothless leads to gum disease which causes further tooth loss.
  • Speech impediments: Your teeth help create the sound you produce when you speak. Therefore, missing a tooth can cause you to slur or struggle with how you annunciate.

Contact Dr. Kirsch for a Remedy

Dental implants are the only tooth-replacement option that reverses the negative effects of tooth loss. For example, they are secured in the jawbone, stimulating it and encouraging health bone growth. This counteracts jawbone depletion.

Dr. Kirsch is a proven implant dentist and can help you fight tooth loss. If you’re missing even a single tooth, we encourage you to contact our office and schedule a consultation. During this time, he’ll get to know you, ask about your medical and dental history, and learn what you hope to gain from treatment. After that, you’ll be one step closer to the ultimate tooth-replacement option available; dental implants.

Dr. Kirsch placed my implants almost 7 years ago and to this day I am not only extremely satisfied with my smile but more confident. More recently Dr. Kirsch did a gum graft over that same area and not only was the healing process easier than expected but they look amazing. I can confidently say I would recommend him for implants / grafts!! His staff is awesome, too!  

Erin B.

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