If you fail to brush and floss your teeth on a regular basis, the plaque on your teeth can harden into tartar and eventually lead to gum disease. Without professional treatment, the severe form of gum disease, which is known as periodontitis, can cause your gums to pull back from your teeth. As this starts to happen your teeth will become loose and more vulnerable to decay.
To address a mouth in this condition our dentist, Dr. Mahesh Solanki might recommend extracting your remaining teeth as the first step in the process of fitting you for a complete denture. Once the remaining teeth have been removed and your gums have healed, an impression will be made of your gums. That impression will be used to create your custom dentures. Once you have your new dentures, it will take time to get used to wearing them. If you feel pain or excessive pressure, you should contact our office right away so that your dentures can be adjusted. You may experience an increased amount of saliva at first, but this is normal and will stop over time.
If you live in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area and you have been dealing with complications related to severe gum disease, you should call 215-551-9151 to set up an appointment at Whitman Dental Center.