Tooth decay that affects multiple teeth can cause significant sensitivity and a gradually worsening toothache. If you procrastinate professional treatment a large dental abscess can start to develop in the underlying gum tissues.
In some of these cases the roots of the teeth might be so badly compromised that a dentist like Dr. Bergstein might need to extra them to prevent further complications. After suturing the extraction site he might provide you with a prescription for pain medication and antibiotics.
Once all signs of infection have cleared and the affected gums have healed he can help you explore your options for restoring the essential function of the missing teeth. In many of these cases patients will choose a partial denture.
It is a sophisticated oral appliance that will be created in a dental lab to replicate the missing teeth. It can be installed or removed from the void in a few moments. While it will have a naturally comfortable and firm fit, many partial denture users like to use denture adhesive for added hold and to block out stray food particles.
Our dentist will provide you with basic care and cleaning information. This could include cleaning away denture adhesive, as well as making sure to lightly brush your partial denture with a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste.
If you live in the Lakeville, Minnesota, area and you have lost multiple teeth to untreated cavities, you should call 952-236-1888 to explore the dental restorations available at Plaza Dental PA.