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Over the years, multiple problems with tooth decay and chronic periodontal disease can actively compromise more-and-more teeth in your mouth. This can result in the loss of multiple teeth, or teeth with severely weakened roots.

A mouth in this condition could prove challenging to restore with multiple dental implants mounted to bridgework. In a situation like this our dentists at Periodontal and Implant Esthetics’s Tampa, Florida clinic might recommend extracting the teeth in preparation for dentures.

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.

At the start of the process your Periodontal and Implant Esthetics oral surgeon will need to full sedate you, before extracting the teeth and suturing the gums. After the extraction, you will still feel some lingering sedative effects. You will need for a friend or family member to drive you home, while it gradually dissipates

You should try to stick to a soft foods diet while your gums are healing. When drinking beverages, try not to use a straw, as 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 salt water.

Your Periodontal and Implant Esthetics surgeon might also prescribe a pain-killer or anti-inflammatory medication to help you manage any pain or post-operative discomfort.

If you live in the Tampa, Florida area and you’re contemplating dentures, you should call 813-289-3640 to schedule a consultation at Periodontal and Implant Esthetics’s clinic.