A Partial Denture Can Help Replace the Function of Teeth Lost to Untreated Cavities

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Poor oral hygiene habits can lead to gum disease and cavity problems that affect multiple teeth. In some of these situations, the roots of the teeth can become so severely compromised, that endodontic therapy cannot treat them.

In a case this severe a dentist like Dr. Frank Russomanno, Jr. might need to extract them to prevent further complications and a potentially dangerous infection. After suturing the affected gums he might provide you with a prescription for pain medication and antibiotics.

Once your mouth has fully healed our dentist can work with you to explore your options for restoring the essential function of your lost teeth. Often patients will choose a partial denture over the invasive oral surgery associated with a dental implant supported bridge.

A partial denture is essentially a sophisticated oral appliance that will be constructed in a special dental lab to replicate the missing teeth. It can be set into place or removed from the void at a moment’s notice.

While it will have a naturally comfortable and firm fit that conforms to the shape of your natural gum structure. Still many people with a partial denture like to use a little denture adhesive to bond the unit in place.

Dr. Frank Russomanno, Jr. will provide you with basic care and cleaning information which typically includes rinsing away denture adhesive, as well as making sure to lightly brush your partial denture with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive denture polish toothpaste. Once cleaned you should soak the oral appliance in denture solution and store it in a safe place.

If you live in the Bloomington, Minnesota, area and you have lost multiple teeth to untreated cavities, you should call 952.881.0504 to explore the dental restorations available at Amber Leaf Family Dental.