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The severe form of gum disease known as periodontitis can afflict your mouth in several different ways. As time goes by, it can even cause your gums to recede from the base of your teeth, allowing the infection to form near the roots. This could lead to eventual tooth loss or a significant reduction in an available bone structure in the area.

To address multiple cases of tooth loss, Dr. Alex S. Abernathy might recommend extracting your remaining teeth to prepare your mouth for removable dentures. After the required extractions, your gums will be sutured. We will make an impression of your mouth. This will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide for crafting your custom dentures.

Your new set of dentures will be custom fit to the unique shape of your mouth. However, many denture wearers like to use denture adhesive for an extra-secure hold. Denture adhesive can also help block out stray food particles from getting between the base of the dentures and your gums.

Each night you should remove your dentures before bed. Give them a thorough rinsing and light brushing with a non-abrasive toothpaste to remove food material and plaque. You should then soak the dentures and store them overnight in a secure place.

Many people with dentures like to clean their tongue once a day with a toothbrush or tongue scraper. This helps remove plaque and bacteria to prevent bad breath.

If you’ve lost multiple teeth to gum disease and you’re interested in dentures in Jackson, Mississippi, you should call 601-981-8166 to schedule a denture consultation at Lakeland Dental Care.