If you’ve had multiple teeth lost or compromised by untreated cavities of severe periodontal disease, it can alter your appearance and hamper your overall oral function. Replacing your compromised teeth with a complete set of dentures might prove to be the most effective method for restoring your mouth.
These removable dental appliances will replicate your original teeth, set into a pink material that mimics the appearance of your gums. When they’re in your mouth, the casual observer won’t be able to distinguish between your dentures and natural teeth.
This might require having multiple remaining teeth extracted to make room for your dentures. If Dr. Robert H. Watson recommends full sedation, you will need to arrange for someone to drive you home.
While your gums are healing you should stick to eating soft foods. 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 saltwater.
Dr. Robert H. Watson might also prescribe anti-inflammatory or pain medication to help you remain comfortable while your gums heal.
If you live in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area and you’re contemplating dentures, you should call 704-523-7221 to schedule a consultation at Robert H. Watson Jr. DDS, PA.