Medically Reviewed by Dr. Christopher Chan


There are hundreds of men and women who see our doctors every year to find out whether or not dental implants are right for them. These men and women come from all different kinds of backgrounds and demographics, and each one has a different medical history. All of these things factor into whether or not dental implants will be a good tooth replacement option from person to person. One specific medical condition our doctor would like to address is Crohn’s disease. This condition is becoming more and more prevalent in our culture, and over 700,000 people are currently living with this autoimmune disorder. Therefore, it’s no surprise that our doctors see many Glendale patients with Crohn’s disease each year.

What Is Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that is characterized by inflammation of the digestive or gastrointestinal tract. Not only does this condition affect the digestive tract, but it can also affect the eyes, skin, joints, and mouth.

How Crohn’s Disease Affects The Mouth

Even though Crohn’s disease begins in the digestive tract, it affects the mouth because the inflamed intestinal lining caused by Crohn’s disease produces excessive water and salt in the bowel, which leads to diarrhea. Once diarrhea sets in, dehydration can occur, which in turn leads to dry mouth. For patients with Crohn’s who also suffer from chronic dry mouth, it doesn’t stop there. Dry mouth leads to acid damage of the teeth, gums and bone, which results in cavities. Cavities can then lead to infection and missing teeth. Unfortunately, it’s a never-ending struggle for Glendale residents suffering from Crohn’s disease.

If this is something you’ve dealt with, don’t lose hope. Our doctor at Foothill Center for Dental Implants and Oral Surgery might be able to help you by placing dental implants.

Can I Safely Get Dental Implants If I Have Crohn’s Disease?

If you live in Glendale and want to have dental implants placed because you have missing teeth, whether as a result of your Crohn’s disease or not, call our doctors today. During your consultation, they will determine the extent of your condition to decide if there is anything that may affect your dental implants. Ultimately, it is important that your gums and jawbone are healthy enough to receive the dental implants, and when you visit our doctors, they will examine your mouth to determine the course of treatment.

Call Our Doctors Office To Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation

Our doctor is a specialists in oral and maxillofacial surgery and are member of the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, so they are well prepared to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.

Call our doctor near Pasadena to make an appointment for a consultation. That’s the only way you will find out what is recommended for you. Our doctor will also fully explain the dental implant placement process and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you have about the procedure. Call Foothill Center for Dental Implants and Oral Surgery today at (626) 792-3161.