Without timely professional treatment even a mild form of gum disease like gingivitis, will inevitably worsen. As the bacterial presence continues to spread throughout the periodontal tissues, it can lead to gradually worsening complications.
In time the severe form of gum disease, known as periodontitis could lead to a loss of healthy bone structure near the roots of your teeth, as well as the loss of multiple teeth. Any teeth that do remain could have significantly weakened roots and may be lost in the near future.
For a patient suffering from severe gum disease and tooth loss a dentist like Dr. Marianne Morelli might recommend extracting the remaining compromised teeth to prepare the mouth for a complete denture.
The removable dental appliance will be constructed to closely mimic the natural shape and appearance of the original teeth. The pink base they are founded into will closely match the shape and contours of your existing gum structure to provide the denture with a tight yet comfortable fit.
Many patients with a complete denture also like to use a little denture adhesive when installing the unit each morning. It helps lock the oral appliance in place while also reducing the chances of food particles infiltrating the base and irritating your gums.
If you live in the Brookfield, Connecticut, area and you have been struggling with tooth loss related to severe gum disease, you can call 203.775.6167 to set up a consultation appointment at our office.