Chronic struggles with tooth decay and periodontal disease can result in a mouth full of compromised or missing teeth. In some cases, the problem might be so severe that conventional dental restorations or multiple dental implants, might not be viable. That is why dentures can be a great option.
These custom-made “false teeth” will replicate your original teeth. They are set into a pink base that matches your gums. When they’re in your mouth, the casual observer won’t even be able to notice you have dentures.
At the start of the process, we will need to extract any remaining teeth in your mouth. In many cases, he will recommend that you be fully sedated for the extraction to maintain your comfort. After the extraction, you will still feel some lingering sedative effects. You will need a friend or family member to drive you home while it gradually wears off.
While your gums are healing, it’s best to stick to a soft-foods diet. When drinking beverages, try not to use a straw as it could potentially pull blood clots from an incision site.
You should expect the incisions to occasionally weep a little blood. To control this, you can lightly bite down on some sterile gauze. Once the bleeding stops, you can rinse your mouth with some lukewarm saltwater.
In many cases, your doctor will also prescribe a pain killer or anti-inflammatory medication to help you manage any pain or postoperative discomfort.
If you’re contemplating dentures in Waynesville North Carolina, you should call 828-452-1187 to set up a consultation at Joseph R. Conard, DDS.