Periodontal disease is an unfortunately oral health condition that affect millions of Americans each year. Without professional treatment from a dentist like Dr. Lyndel Stripling, the state of your gums can continue to deteriorate.
As time goes on, the building infection near the roots of your teeth could lead to multiple cases of tooth loss, as well as the loss of available bone structure. Even the teeth that remain might have compromised roots or problems with structural integrity from existing or previously repaired cavities.
To treat a mouth suffering from this level of terminal dentition Dr. Lyndel Stripling might recommend extracting your remaining teeth. This will serve to prepare your gums for a complete denture.
Once all the teeth have been extracted Dr. Lyndel Stripling will suture your periodontal tissues and create make an impression of your mouth. If necessary he will provide you with a prescription for pain medication or antibiotics.
These removable dental appliances will be custom fit to 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 Dallas, Texas, area and you have been dealing with tooth loss related to severe periodontal disease, you should call 214-343-9280 to schedule a denture consultation at Lake Highlands Dental.