Because gum disease is the biggest culprit in spreading these bacteria and infections in the bloodstream its important to try and prevent it from taking hold in the first place. Gum disease can start with losing a tooth. The empty socket can be a breeding ground for bacteria and possible infection. If a tooth is partially damaged, but salvageable, a dental crown can strengthen it and help the patient save the tooth from extraction or disease.
Sometimes, a gum graft is necessary to save teeth that have been damaged or weakened from periodontal disease. When we perform the surgery, you also need to know what steps to take to reach a full recovery. The following information gives you a basic overview of what to expect.