HEALTH CONCERNS

 
 

DENTAL IMPLANTS FOR PATIENTS WITH HEALTH CONCERNS

There are many things in your life that can affect your dental health and treatment. For instance, patients with chronic illnesses, especially those involving inflammation, may have increased risks of inflammatory gum disease. Patients with cancer and who undergo chemo or radiation therapy can also experience rapidly deteriorating teeth and tooth loss as a result.

At our office, we want all of our patients to make the most of their smiles, regardless of health conditions or medical treatments that may make dental health care more challenging. Dr. Wright and our team specialize in helping patients who have been turned away by other dentists due to complications with health and medical concerns.

ORAL/SYSTEMIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

Oral/systemic health refers to the link between the state of your oral health and that of your overall wellbeing. For instance, if you have severe periodontitis, which is marked by uncontrolled inflammation, then you are more likely to be at higher risks of other chronic inflammatory conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and more. Similarly, if you have cardiovascular disease, then it can affect your oral health and the success of your oral health treatment. We take the serious implications of oral/systemic health into consideration when addressing your oral health needs and planning dental implant placement, particularly if you have periodontal disease or are currently being treated for cardiovascular or other chronic inflammatory diseases.

CANCER AND ORAL HEALTH

More than a third of all cancer patients develop oral health complications due to a weakened immune system. Along with disease itself, common treatments, including radiology and chemotherapy, can also significantly weaken your body’s defenses and lead to severe oral infections. Patients with cancer who are undergoing treatment may have difficulty finding a dentist with the experience necessary to treat them, especially with dental implants. However, we understand how important excellent oral health care is before, during, and after cancer treatment, and we have the skills and expertise to make sure you still enjoy a beautiful and healthy smile!

If you need dental implants to replace your teeth, or simply need a dentist who understands your unique health concerns and how they relate to your oral health, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Wright as soon as possible! Call Just Wright Dental Surgery Center in Waxahachie, TX, today at (469) 732-1987.