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Periodontal disease afflicts the oral health of millions of Americans each year. Indeed, the American Dental Association estimates that nearly half of all people over the age of 30 suffer from some form of periodontal disease. Without professional remediation and treatment, the bacterial presence in the gums will inevitably continue to advance. In time, this could weaken the roots of multiple teeth.

In a severe case where many teeth have been compromised, Dr. Truong Nguyen might recommend extracting all of your teeth in preparation for a set of removable dentures. These false teeth and appliance will be custom designed to match and fit firmly with the unique structure of your gums.

Even with this tight, custom fit, you might want to use denture adhesive for an extra-secure hold. If you have food particles come between your dentures and your gums, you should thoroughly rinse them and any residual adhesive away. You can then reapply more denture adhesive to the clean surface.

When you take your dentures out at the end of each day, you need to thoroughly rinse the teeth and the base. It’s important remove any plaque buildup as well as wash away any residual adhesive. This should be followed by thoroughly brushing all the surfaces of the dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture polish. You should then soak the dentures overnight in water and keep them in a safe place.

If you live in the Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, area and you have multiple teeth compromised by severe periodontal disease, you should call 484.392.7687 to schedule a dentures consultation at Always Dental Care.