How poor oral care can result in the need for dentures in the Woodlands community
Dentists are always educating their patients on the benefits of good oral health care. Woodlands area patients who visit Dr. Robert Dernick can learn about the ways in which they can care for their smile to avoid the possibility of tooth loss due to disease and decay. When conditions such as this occur, patients may consider restorative services such as dental implants, bridges, and dentures.
Periodontal disease, which is often referred to as gum disease, is a dental condition that results in the loss of gum tissue, bone, and teeth. It can become extremely serious and it cannot be cured, only controlled. The primary cause of periodontal disease is poor oral care.
Good oral health care starts with a proper foundation at home. This includes brushing and flossing after every meal. This removes food particles and plaque from the teeth, keeping tartar and bacteria at bay. All surfaces should be cared for to reduce the probability of periodontal disease.
Patients should maintain regular visits with Dr. Robert Dernick for examinations and cleanings. Denture-wearers can also bring their partial and full dentures into the dental office for cleaning and adjustments. However, by maintaining a healthy smile with proper oral care habits, patients may not require dentures to replace teeth lost by poor health.
During examinations, patients may undergo x-rays to look for problems underneath the gum tissue, and to detect cavities that may be deep within the tooth structure. The dentist can examine the natural teeth and check for areas of concern, and for patients who are experiencing gum disease, he can measure pocket depth to determine the stage at which the periodontal disease has progressed. Patients are educated on how to maintain their health even if periodontal disease arises, and learn about the ways in which they can keep the condition under control.
Dr. Robert Dernick serves patients in and around the Spring and Woodlands communities and happily accepts new patients to his practice. He is committed to assisting patients in achieving and maintaining healthy, beautiful smiles for life. Contact his team today to schedule your initial consultation visit.
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