Who can Suffer from Gum Disease

Who can Suffer from Gum Disease

Gum disease can affect anyone at any age at any gender. Some people are more at risk of developing gum disease. Around 90% of people will have gum disease at some point in their lives.

Partial Denture Wearers
The remaining teeth should be cleaned thoroughly. Partial denture wearers need to ensure that they also clean the dentures meticulously. The surface material of a partial denture, combined with the warmth of the mouth, can be ideal environment for plaque microorganisms to multiply. Researches show that removable partial dentures can cause an increase in the accumulation of plaque bacteria that could lead to the progression of gum disease.

Anyone can be affected with gum disease.

Anyone can be affected with gum disease.

Older people
Survey indicates that older people have the highest rates of periodontal disease; therefore they need to do even more to maintain gum health. The immune system of older people becomes less efficient and decreased immunity can contribute to gum disease.

Family History of Gum Problems
A family history of periodontal disease can increase the likelihood of gum problems. Parents with poor gum health are more likely to have children with poor gum health. Additionally, some people are genetically more susceptible than others to severe gum disease.

Smokers
The gums smokers are more susceptible to infection because smoking and tobacco use causes a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream, so reducing the blood flow and nutrients to the gum tissues. This weakens the body’s defense mechanism, making the gums more susceptible to infection.

Smokers are prone to gum disease.

Smokers are prone to gum disease.

Medications
Many medications can reduce the flow of saliva, which can increase the vulnerability to infections like gum disease. Other medications can cause overgrowth of the gums, which can make it difficult to keep gums clean.

Diabetes
When someone is suffering from diabetes, the blood vessel structure is altered. This may cause a reduction in the efficiency of the blood flow which in turn may weaken the gums and bone, leaving them more prone to infections.

Pregnancy
Gums are often much more sensitive and more susceptible to bleeding during pregnancy and existing gum disease can become more severe due to changes in hormones.

Braces
Orthodontic patients are more susceptible to gum disease. Dental braces can cause an increase in the accumulation of plaque bacteria, therefore patients with braces need to do even more to maintain their gum health.

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Gum Disease

Gum Disease

Gum disease is described as the swelling, soreness or infection of the gum tissue. It is usually caused by plaque.

Plaque is a sticky layer that collects on the surface of your teeth and gums and is made up of bacteria. If plaque is allowed to build up on teeth, the bacteria can irritate the gums and cause inflammation. When plaque hardens it forms a layer called calculus.

Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease. Gums become red and swollen. There is usually little pain. Looking after your teeth and gums better can help protect against gingivitis by helping maintain healthy gums.

Periodontitis

Periodontitis

Mild Periodontitis

Untreated gingivitis may lead to periodontitis. As plaque spreads and grows below gumline, the tissues and bone that support your teeth can be broken down and resorbed. This can cause your teeth to become separated from your gums creating space which can be infected.

Advanced Periodontitis

If periodontitis is not treated, your teeth may become loose and have to be removed or they may fall out on their own. Gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss. Once gum disease gets to this stage, it can be reversed but your can help to prevent it from getting any worse with the help of your dentist and by improving the way you take care of your teeth and gums.

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Painful Abutment Tooth

Painful Abutment Tooth

Sian’s Question : Hi, if you have horrendous toothache should you put ice on your face? One of the tooth which holds my denture is aching.

Dentures PH Answer : You should see a dentist, ASAP.

Sian : Thanks, unfortunately not many dentists open at 11pm, going today

Dentures PH : Alright.

Badly carious abutment tooth.

Badly carious abutment tooth.

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Upper Full Denture Cost

Upper Full Denture Cost

Sonia’s Question : How much does an upper full denture cost in the Philipines?

Dentures PH Answer : You can find affordable denture treatment in dental clinics in the province. The cost of an upper full denture is usually around $120 and up. The higher the quality of materials used, the higher will be the cost. The complexity of the case also affects the cost of treatment.

After trimming of processed upper denture - www.denturesaffordable.com

After trimming of processed upper denture – www.denturesaffordable.com

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Restoration of Broken Teeth

Restoration of Broken Teeth

Sonali’s Question : How to recover broken tooth

Dentures PH Answer : Your tooth will be examined for pulp involvement, by your dentist. An x ray of your tooth should also be taken. If there’s no pulp involvement, the tooth can be restored by crown. If there’s pulp involvement, the tooth can be treated with RCT + Crown.

Post space preparation

Post space preparation after RCT.

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Eating with New Dentures

Eating with New Dentures

Lance’s Question : I have new denture. I’m having difficulty eating with it. What do you advise?

Dentures PH Answer : Do not be discouraged Lance. Start with soft foods. Chew slowly using both left and right sides at the same time. This will prevent your dentures from moving. Cut food into small pieces when eating. Be careful with hot drinks because your sense of temperature is impaired in the first few days of wearing a denture.

I hope my answer helps you.

Denture wearers can not bite as well as natural dentition. - denturesaffordable.com

Denture wearers can not bite as well as natural dentition. – denturesaffordable.com

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Painful spots under new denture

Painful spots under new denture

Carlito’s Question : I have painful spots under my new full denture, what should I do?

Dentures PH Answer : Do not be discouraged, sore spots are common with new dentures. Even with the most perfect looking dentures, you may experience minor or even painful sore spots. See your dentist so that your dentures can be adjusted.

I hope my answer helps you.

Now matter how exact is the fitting of dentures inside your mouth, food will get under your dentures. - denturesaffordable.com

Now matter how exact is the fitting of dentures inside your mouth, sore spots may develop. – denturesaffordable.com

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Space Between Teeth

Space Between Teeth

Dipsy : i nid help with reving this space between my teeth so tel me about it plis
somthing lyk tht

Dentures PH Answer : Tell me about the space. Is there a missing tooth?

Dipsy : no u knw tht space 50 cent had its jst the same

Dentures PH Answer : Alright.

Dipsy : R u gona help? Coz i realy want ths change

Dentures PH Answer : Have the space closed by undergoing orthodontic treatment. Another possible treatment for that is by having veneers.

Ceramic Veneer is also known as porcelain laminate - denturesaffordable.com

Ceramic Veneer is also known as porcelain laminate – denturesaffordable.com

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How many days before a definitive denture can be made

How many days before a definitive denture can be made

Lovely : sir… can i ask something.. my 3 teeth in front got damage by the cavties i want to coir this 3 damage teeth but i want to have a replacement like dentures.. how many days or weeks to use dentures? i need some advise.. thank you ..

Dentures PH Answer : From their removal, 2 weeks minimum. Ideal is 6 – 8 weeks.

Polished upper denture, ready for issue - www.denturesaffordable.com

Polished upper denture, ready for issue – www.denturesaffordable.com

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How is affordable artificial gingiva made

How is affordable artificial gingiva made

The construction of Artificial gingiva begins by making an impression of labial surface of the bridge and ridge of the patient. Out of this impression, the dentist will pour a cast or model.

Unsatisfactory esthetics as a result of long pontics of the bridge on top of a resorbed  edentulous ridge.  – www.denturesaffordable.com

Unsatisfactory esthetics as a result of long pontics of the bridge on a very low edentulous ridge. – www.denturesaffordable.com

Master cast. – www.denturesaffordable.com

Master cast. – www.denturesaffordable.com

Wax up of artificial gingiva.– www.denturesaffordable.com

Wax up of artificial gingiva. – www.denturesaffordable.com

Wax gingiva will be made from the said model. Wax is melted and poured onto the labial surface of the model. After it hardens, the wax is carved to mimic the gums of the patient.

Simulation of gingival contour. – www.denturesaffordable.com

Simulation of gingival contour. – www.denturesaffordable.com

After excellent esthetics is attained, the wax artificial gingiva will be prepared for processing.

Investing of the wax pattern.  – www.denturesaffordable.com

Investing of the wax pattern. – www.denturesaffordable.com

Artificial gingiva is usually processed from 8 to 10 hours. Trimming and polishing of the processed gingiva will follow after deflasking.

Heat cure acrylic is mixed with dark shade modifier. – www.denturesaffordable.com

Heat cure acrylic is mixed with dark shade modifier. – www.denturesaffordable.com

Processed artificial gingiva. – www.denturesaffordable.com

Processed artificial gingiva. – www.denturesaffordable.com

Artificial gingiva after trimming and polishing.  - www.denturesaffordable.com

Artificial gingiva after trimming and polishing. – www.denturesaffordable.com

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