Left untreated, periodontal disease can ravage the health of your gums and weaken the roots of your teeth. As it continues to progress it could even result in the loss of multiple teeth, as the underlying bone structure gradually erodes.
Restoring these teeth with dental implants can prove to be prohibitively invasive and costly. Even once one area has been restored by a dental implant supported bridge, another area might also be compromised or near failure. To address a mouth in this condition, Dr. Pallavi Rakesh might recommend extracting any remaining teeth to prepare your gums for a complete set of removable dentures.
After the extraction, your dentist will suture your gums and provide you with a prescription for pain medication. At the end of the appointment, your dentist will then cast a complete impression of your gum structure. This information will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide for the dental technicians who will create your dentures.
Your complete 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 to block out stray food particles from getting between the base of the dentures and your gums.
If you live in the Alpharetta, Georgia, area and you are struggling to deal with tooth loss from untreated periodontal disease, you should call 678-562-1555 to set up a consultation at Ace Family Dental & Cosmetic Dentist.