Chronic poor oral hygiene problems and a failure to attend your routine dental checkups with Dr. Sapan Parikh can allow a minor case of gingivitis to exacerbate into a more serious gum disease problem.
The most severe form of gum disease, which is known as periodontitis, can cause small pockets of infection to build up near the roots of multiple teeth. As it progresses this could lead to multiple cases of tooth loss and leave the remaining teeth severely compromised.
To restore the basic function of a mouth in this condition, Dr. Sapan Parikh might recommend having your remaining teeth extracted to prepare you for the process of fitting you for dentures.
After the necessary extractions, Dr. Sapan Parikh will suture your gums and prepare an impression of your general periodontal structure. This information will be sent to a dental lab where your complete denture will be created.
The final dental appliance will fit firmly with the existing structure of your gums. Yet you might still like to use denture adhesive for an extra secure hold. It can also help prevent stray food particles from getting between the base of the dentures and your gums.
If you live in the Somerset, New Jersey, area and you have been struggling with chronic gum disease problems you should call 732-828-0606 to schedule an appointment with the oral care specialists at Platinum Dental Group.