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Dr. David A. Mugford
Dr. Tassos Sfondouris
1660 Village Green
Crofton, MD 21114


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Latest Post:

Early Signs of Dental Implant Failure
Posted on 7/20/2018 by Front Desk
Getting a dental implant is a big step forward. Many of our patients tell us that their dental implants have changed their lives, restoring not only the appearance of their smiles but the functionality of a full set of teeth. However, over the years, some dental implants may begin to fail. If this happens, there are a few things you can look for as early warning signs. By recognizing these signs, you are better equipped to deal with the issue and take corrective steps before the implants fail completely. Loosening of the ImplantsOne of the most obvious signs that an implant may be close to failing is when it begins to loosen. Whether it's a single implant or a bridge, if the dental work begins to wiggle when you apply pressure, this could be a sign that it will soon fail. Swelling of the Surrounding Gum TissueEven if the implant is not moving, you should take note of any sudden cases of swollen or inflamed gum tissue. This is particularly so if the affected tissue is close to the implant. Even if you are experiencing no pain, if you notice that your gum tissue doesn't look right, you should come see us right away. We will take a look at the implant and let you know what, if anything, you should do. Pain or DiscomfortIf you are beginning to feel pain in the area where the implant is located, that may mean that it is failing. This is so even if the other warning signs are not present. Everyone reacts to the failure of an implant differently, and you should not take the absence of one of these signs as evidence that the implant is not failing—especially if you are experiencing any of the other signs of implant failure. If you have any questions, give us a call. We're here to help....
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Can Grinding Your Teeth Hurt Your Gums?
6/23/2018
Can a Gum Graft Help Improve Your Smile?
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What Signs Does a Periodontist Look for with Early Stage Oral Cancer?
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What Your Gums Say About the Health of Your Heart
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Types of Oil to use for Oil Pulling When Gum Health is Your Main Goal
4/20/2018
Is Tooth Sensitivity a Sign of Gum Disease?
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How Gum Disease Goes Unnoticed for So Long
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Home Remedies for Gum Inflammation
3/10/2018
What Type of Symptoms Will You Have If Your Gums Get Infected?
2/20/2018
What to Do if Your Dentist Suggests You May Have Gum Disease
2/10/2018
Dangers of Kids Getting Dental Implants
1/30/2018
All You Need To Know About Smoking And The Health Of Your Gums
1/20/2018
Gum Health Goes Downhill When You Drink Alcohol
12/20/2017
Dry Mouth and Gum Disease Should Not Be Left Untreated
12/10/2017
How Lasers Can Help Restore Gum Health
11/25/2017
How Can You Get Gum Tissue Back After Recession?
11/15/2017
How Reshaping Your Gums Really Works
10/23/2017
How Painful is Scaling and Root Planing?
10/13/2017
What Alcohol Does to Your Gums
9/20/2017
Things You Can Do to Keep Your Jaw Bone Density After a Lost Tooth
9/15/2017
Would You Look Better After Crown Lengthening?
8/23/2017
What Can Be Done to Regenerate Gum Tissue?
8/13/2017
How Your Gums Change as You Get Older
7/30/2017
How Implants Can Benefit Your Oral Health
7/23/2017
The Link Between Oral Bacteria and Oral Cancer
6/25/2017
The Impact of Flossing on Advancing Gum Disease
6/15/2017
Drinking Alcohol Can Severely Impact Your Gum Health
5/27/2017
Don't Fall for These Common Gum Disease Myths
5/17/2017
Why You May Need a Soft Tissue Graft
4/25/2017
Why You May Need a Ridge Augmentation
4/15/2017
Common Tools Used in the Treatment of Gum Disease
3/25/2017
Can You Call Your Periodontist for More than Just Gum Disease?
3/15/2017
How Crown Lengthening Boosts the Health of Teeth
2/27/2017
Can Smoking Pot Hurt Your Gums?
2/17/2017
How Flossing Helps with Gum Disease
1/25/2017
Bridges Can Help Restore Your Oral Health
1/15/2017
Your Gum Disease Self-Assessment
12/27/2016
You Could Be in Trouble if You Believe These Gum Disease Myths
12/17/2016
Link Between High Cholesterol and Gum Disease Found
11/25/2016
Is Your Pain a Dental Abscess?
11/15/2016
What You Don't Know Could Cause Tooth Loss
10/30/2016
Is My Child at Risk For Periodontal Disease or Gum Disease?
10/20/2016
Saving Money on Dental Bills
9/30/2016
Kids Must Learn About Proper Gum Care!
9/20/2016
How Do I Take Care of My Dental Implants?
8/30/2016
Are Genetics a Risk Factor for Gum Disease?
8/20/2016
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