Hardened tartar at the gumline can be caused by poor oral hygiene habits. When this happens your gums are at increased risk of periodontal disease and other gum health complications. If you do not seek timely treatment for periodontal disease, you could suffer increasing complications.
Over time the bacterial inflammation and infection can cause your gums to recede from the base of your teeth. This might allow pockets of infection to compromise the roots of multiple teeth in your mouth.
In a severe situation like this Dr. Blake Dayley might recommend having your remaining teeth extracted to prepare you for the process of fitting you for dentures. This can effectively restore the full function and appearance of your teeth without the need for invasive oral surgeries.
You might only need to have your upper teeth or lower set of teeth replaced by dentures. However, many people will opt to have both sets of teeth replaced in a single session.
After the extraction, your gums will be sutured and Dr. Blake Dayley will make an impression of your gum structure. This will be sent to a dental lab to guide dental technicians while they create your dentures.
The complete set of dentures will fit firmly with the existing structure of your gums. Yet you might still like to use denture adhesive for an extra secure hold. It can also help prevent stray food particles from getting between the base of the dentures and your gums.
If you live in the Boise, Idaho, area and you’ve had multiple teeth compromised by periodontal disease, you should call 208-321-1141 to set up a consultation at Dayley Family Dental.