Dental Implants And Your Overall Health

Not everybody is in perfect health as much as we would like them to be. Some people have heart conditions, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, and more. Your overall health can affect your dental health. Chronic illnesses, particularly those involving inflammation, can increase a patient’s risk of developing inflammatory gum disease. Cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment can experience a myriad of dental problems including tooth loss. Regardless of how challenging your oral health issues due to your overall health condition or medical treatments, here at Just Wright Dental Surgery Center we can help you make the most of your smile.

Heart Health, Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, And More

If you require a dental implant, there are issues that must be taken into consideration including your overall health, and the health of your gums. Although you may not realize it, cardiovascular disease can affect your oral health, as well as the success of your treatment. Whether simply addressing your oral health needs or planning dental implant placement, it is important for us to take into consideration the fact that you’re being treated for cardiovascular disease, or other inflammatory diseases such as diabetes, or rheumatoid arthritis, all of which can lead to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease must be treated before an implant can be placed.


Cancer and the treatments that go along with it can play havoc on your body and oral health. Radiation and chemotherapy can weaken the ability of your immune system to fight off bacteria, and other pathogens, that can lead to infection. Chemotherapy, which kills cancer cells, cannot discriminate between good cells and bad cells and, therefore, kills good cells throughout your body, including your mouth. This can lead to a number of oral health issues. If you are interested in an implant and are undergoing cancer treatment, it is important that your dentist have the experience and knowledge to treat your oral health issues.

Dr. Justin Wright Has Experience Treating Unique Health Concerns

If you have unique health concerns and are interested in a dental implant, schedule your consultation with Dr. Justin Wright and our team at Just Wright Dental Surgery Center by calling our Waxahachie, TX, office today at (903) 225-2221. Put your oral health in good hands.