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Without professional treatment, gum disease can lead to a severe infection near the roots of your teeth. As this happens, you might experience a decrease in the available bone structure or even multiple tooth loss.

In a situation like this, Dr. Robert Seaman might recommend extracting your remaining teeth clinic to prepare your mouth for a complete set of dentures. This often includes extracting the remaining teeth and allowing your gums to heal.

When you are ready, Dr. Seaman will make an impression of your underlying gum structure. This will be sent to a professional dental lab where your custom dentures will be created.

At first you might want to try sticking to a diet of softer foods. This can help your gums and other oral structures to adapt to the feeling of your dentures while your gums fully heal.

Your dentures will be designed to match the unique shape of your mouth. However, you might also want to try using denture adhesive for an extra firm hold. It also has the added benefit of helping to block out stray food particles that can irritate the gums.

If you live in the Lenexa, Kansas, area and you’ve lost multiple teeth to untreated gum disease, you should call 913-353-4095 to schedule a dentures consultation at Seaman Family Dentistry.