Tooth Loss from Severe, Untreated Gum Disease Can Often Be Replaced by Dentures

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The severe form of gum disease, which is known as periodontitis, can cause your gums to recede from the base of your teeth, creating small pockets of infection in your gums. The continual bacterial presence in this area can gradually result in a loss of bone structure. Once this happens, you are at a very high risk of suffering the loss of multiple teeth.

To address a problem of this magnitude, Dr. Olivia Park might recommend extracting your remaining teeth to prepare your mouth for removable dentures. Once this is done, your gums will be sutured.

Dr. Olivia Park will make an impression of your mouth. This will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide while creating your custom dentures.

The final set of dentures will perfectly match the unique shape of your mouth. However, you might still like to use denture adhesive for an extra-secure hold. Denture adhesive can also help you block out stray food particles from getting between the base of the dentures and your gums.

You should remove your dentures before bed each night. Give them a thorough rinse and a light brush with a non-abrasive toothpaste to remove food material and plaque. You should then soak them and store them overnight in a secure place.

Many people with dentures like to clean their tongue once a day with a toothbrush or tongue scraper. This helps remove plaque and bacteria to prevent bad breath.

If you live in the Shafter, California, area and you’ve lost multiple teeth to gum disease, you should call 661-746-6989 to schedule a denture consultation at Adept Dental Shafter.