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Severe periodontal disease and tooth loss from untreated cavities can leave you with a significantly compromised mouth. Even the teeth that do remain might have compromised roots. In a case like this, the dental restoration specialists at Sterling Dental might recommend fitting you for a complete denture.
This is a removable dental appliance that will replicate your original teeth. The base is composed of a pink material that mimics the appearance of your natural gums. When they’re in your mouth, these false teeth will replicate the basic function you once enjoyed from your natural teeth.
The process of fitting you for dentures might call for Dr. Borys Averbukh to extract your remaining teeth. If he recommends full sedation, you will need to arrange for someone to drive you home. Dr. Borys Averbukh might also prescribe anti-inflammatory or pain medication to help you remain comfortable while your gums heal.
During the recovery process, you will need to stick to eating softer foods. This will reduce the irritation on your healing gums while also reducing the overall load on your jaw muscles. It could prove helpful to stock up in advance on applesauce, yogurt, rice, and soft fruits. When drinking beverages try not to use a straw. The suction could potentially pull blood clots from an incision site.
You shouldn’t be alarmed if the incision sites occasionally weep a little blood. To control the bleeding, you can lightly bite down on some sterile gauze. Once the bleeding stops you can rinse your mouth with some lukewarm salt water.
If you live in the Sarasota, Florida area and you are interested in the denture, you should call 941-926-9888 to schedule a consultation at Sterling Dental.