Without timely treatment gum disease and periodontal inflammation can be pervasive. The constant bacterial presence deep in the gum tissues can weak the roots of multiple teeth as well as compromise the available bone structure. As time goes on this can lead to the loss of multiple teeth, while leaving any existing teeth at heightened risk for failure or other oral health complications.
A mouth suffering from this level of terminal dentition might need special treatment. In some of these cases, Dr. Phillip White and his team might recommend extracting your remaining teeth. This will serve to prepare your gums for a complete denture.
Once any remaining compromised teeth have been extracted Dr. Phillip White will suture your gums and create an impression of the existing oral structure. Aftercare will likely include a prescription for some form of pain medication.
The complete denture will be carefully produced at a state of the art dental lab. It will closely match the shape and contours of your existing periodontal structure. Yet many denture wearers also like to use denture adhesive for an extra secure hold. This can also help to block out stray food particles from getting between the base of the dentures and irritating your gums.
If you live in the Wichita, Kansas, area and your mouth have been severely compromised by gum disease, you should call 316-681-2425 to schedule a denture consultation at Dental Corner’s clinic.