A Removable Partial Can Restore the Presence of Multiple Compromised Teeth

When tooth decay invades a single tooth and goes untreated for a significant amount of time, it can invite the bacteria to spread to the surrounding teeth. Should you continue to procrastinate professional treatment, it could result in the loss of multiple teeth in that area of your mouth. This is even more likely to be an issue if you’ve struggled with periodontal disease in the past.

For some people, dental implants mounting a bridge can effectively restore the presence of these teeth. However, this requires multiple invasive oral surgeries that some patients are uncomfortable with. In a situation like this, Dr. [doctor_name] might recommend fitting you for a removable partial denture.

This small version of dentures will correspond to the location and general shape of the missing teeth. It can be removed when you sleep and for regular cleaning. The artificial teeth are set into a base that mimics the appearance of gum tissue, which also serves as a foundation to hold the replacement teeth tightly in your mouth. Some partials also include special hardware that locks the appliance with the surrounding teeth.

Dr. [doctor_name] will start treatment by examining your mouth and taking a few X-rays to assess any other questionable teeth. Should there be other teeth with issues in the area, those might also need to be extracted.

Once all questionable teeth have been addressed, your dentist will cast a detailed impression of the area. This includes the surrounding gums, neighboring teeth and the corresponding teeth in your bite. The impression will then be sent to a dental lab where your new partial will be custom made to match your mouth.

Even with the partial’s natural, secure fit, you might want to still use denture adhesive to secure it in place. The adhesive also helps block food particles from getting between the gums and your partial.

If you live in [city], [state], and you’re interested in being fitted for a custom, removable partial, you should call [phone] to schedule an appointment at [practice_name].

How to Heal Your Gums After a Tooth Extraction

Has your smile recently suffered tooth loss or a tooth extraction. If so, implementing effective habits during the healing process is important to ensure that your mouth will recover effectively and properly. A missing tooth does not have to be a lifelong ailment provided you have a plan to deal with the situation. Even a well-scheduled oral hygiene plan could always use a second opinion or a double-check.

The most important step to recovery from a tooth extraction is to always follow your doctor’s instructions and health care guidelines. Our team at [practice_name] wants to ensure all recovery options are done with the greatest of care. This includes recovery via resting, so no working out or strenuous exercise should be done during the recovery process.

If you have any excessive swelling, use ice packs, or doctor-approved cooling packs. If you are in pain, use any pain medications or antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor.

Make sure to follow your doctor’s strict plan for your diet, and do not begin eating until the anesthetic has completely worn off. If you use tobacco products, quit them completely, or at least give them up for two complete days both before and after surgery.

With adequate care and attention, tooth extraction recovery can be done in minimal time. For more information about tooth extractions, or to book an appointment with Dr. [doctor_name] at our office in [city], [state], please contact us at [phone] to speak with a member of our team.