Why Spring area residents need to consider tissue conditioning before receiving new dentures

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Old dentures that are not maintained properly over the years may become problematic for patients to the point where they have considered the benefits of new dentures. Ill-fitting dentures and dentures that are not adjusted regularly by a dentist can cause trauma to the gum tissue underneath them. The tissues experience swelling, a change in shape, redness, and inflammation. Canker sores can develop, causing pain and discomfort.

Gum tissue in this shape can make it uncomfortable to wear dentures. New dentures will not fix the problem until the patient has undergone tissue conditioning. Spring area residents can visit Dr. Robert Dernick, DDS of The Woodlands, TX to undergo tissue conditioning.

Tissue conditioning is also known as palliative reline. This treatment allows your dentures to fit tighter and reduces the risk of problems associated with traumatized gum tissue. Patients wear a special aligner. The aligner is soft and pliable and is applied to the tissues underneath the dentures or on their own. This aligner is created to remove stains and odors and to provide healing properties. It should be changed every week to keep from getting dry and hard, and creating more concerns for the patient during removal.

Tissue conditioning can be done to allow patients to wear their dentures over their gums, even while they are healing. Otherwise, patients may be instructed to remove their dentures when they are not eating to allow the gums to heal properly.

When patients visit Dr. Robert Dernick, DDS to have new dentures fabricated, their gum tissue should be of good health. Tissue conditioning allows the gum tissue underneath existing dentures to heal. When the gums are brought back to their original health and structure, impressions can be completed for the new dentures and patients can proceed with restoring their smile.

Denture patients are encouraged to continue to visit their dentist regularly for thorough examination of the gum tissue and to ensure that complete dentures fit precisely to avoid the development of inflammation and sores that required the tissue conditioning treatment in the first place.


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