As the years go by, inconsistent oral hygiene practices can lead to chronic problems with periodontal disease. This is even more likely to be an issue if you’ve routinely put off your dental checkups.
A periodontal infection near the roots of your teeth can lead to the loss of multiple teeth as well as the depletion of the healthy bone structure in your jaw. Even the teeth that remain might have compromised roots or problems with structural integrity from latent tooth decay.
In a case of impending terminal dentition, Dr. Kevin Oakes might recommend extracting your remaining teeth. This will serve to prepare your gums for a complete denture. After the extraction phase of the treatment process, Dr. Kevin Oakes 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.
Your complete denture will be created in a dental lab to match the unique shape of your mouth. However, you might still want 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 Frederick, Maryland, area and you have been dealing with tooth loss caused by chronic periodontal disease, you should call 301-663-5552 to schedule a denture consultation at Dental Arts of Frederick.