Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, can range in severity. Over time, the mild inflammation of gingivitis can worsen. If you forgo professional treatment, it could eventually progress into the more serious gum infection, known as periodontitis.
When this happens, the severe infection in the gums can cause them to pull back from your teeth, causing small pockets of infected material to develop near the roots of your teeth. This could result in multiple cases of tooth loss. Should you continue to procrastinate remediation of the condition, severe gum disease can result in a loss of bone structure in that area of your mouth.
To address a problem of this magnitude, Dr. Ravi Aulakh might recommend extracting your remaining teeth at his San Jose, California, clinic to prepare your mouth for removable dentures. Once this is done, your gums will be sutured.
Dr. Ravi Aulakh will make an impression of your mouth. This will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide while creating your custom dentures.
The final 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.
It’s important to remove your dentures and give them a thorough cleaning before going to bed each night. Give them a thorough rinsing and light brushing with a non-abrasive toothpaste to remove food material and plaque. You should then soak them and store them overnight in a secure place.
If you live in the San Jose, California, area and you’ve been struggling with complications from severely untreated gum disease, you should call 408-295-1100 to set up a consultation with Dr. Ravi Aulakh.