Periodontitis is the most severe form of gum disease. This level of inflammation and infection deep within the gum tissues can cause your gums to recede from the base of your teeth, compromising the roots. As time goes by, this can result in the loss of multiple teeth. Even if some teeth remain, severe periodontitis may have severely weakened the roots or underlying bone structure.
For a mouth so affected, Dr. Sylvia A. Spradlin might recommend having your remaining teeth extracted to start the process of fitting you for dentures. This can effectively restore the full function and appearance of your teeth for the long term.
It might be the case that you only need to have your upper teeth or lower teeth replaced by dentures. Most people in a situation like this will opt to have both sets of teeth extracted to take care of the issues in a single session.
Once all the compromised teeth have been extracted and your gums have been sutured, Dr. Sylvia A. Spradlin will make an impression of the structure of your gums. This will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide for creating the dentures.
The custom fit of your dentures will help them fit firmly with the existing structure of your gums. However, many denture wearers like to use denture adhesive for an extra-secure hold. Denture adhesive also has the added benefit of helping prevent stray food particles from getting between the base of the dentures and your gums.
If you live in the Olathe, Kansas, area and you’ve had multiple teeth compromised by periodontal disease, you should call 913-780-0123 to set up a consultation at Sylvia A. Spradlin.