If you have Parkinson’s disease, you may have problems maintaining your dental health. Neurological damage and movement problems can make brushing and flossing your teeth difficult. This may result in periodontal disease and subsequent tooth loss. Getting dental implants in Port Orange may offer you the following benefits if you have Parkinson’s.
Oral Injury Prevention
If you wear dentures as a result of tooth loss, they may not stay in place because of Parkinson’s-related abnormal movements. When this happens, you may try to stabilize your dentures with your tongue, which may result in biting it or injuring the sides of your mouth. With dental implants, this is not a concern because they remain permanently stabilized in your jawbone and do not move out of place.
Reduces Choking Risk
Parkinson’s disease may also pose a choking risk to patients. If you have missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures as a result of Parkinson’s, you may be unable to chew your food properly, resulting in choking. Getting dental implants in Port Orange will allow you to chew your food thoroughly so that it can be swallowed easily.
Parkinson’s disease can cause problems with the muscles in your throat such as spasms and weakness, so it is important that food is chewed thoroughly so that it doesn’t get stuck in your throat. Improperly chewed food may also increase your risk of aspirating food particles into your lungs.
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