Understanding Tissue Condition for Spring Area Residents

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Patients who will be having dentures made may need to go through a special process called tissue conditioning. Dr. Robert G. Dernick, DDS of the Spring area offers tissue conditioning. This treatment is done on patients who need to restore the health of their gum tissue to allow them to enjoy comfortable dentures. When the tissue is inflamed, it can make it difficult for patients to use their dentures. Tissue conditioning can help. It is often done before new dentures are fabricated and can be done regularly (typically every few weeks) until they have reached better oral health.

During the initial dental appointment, Dr. Robert G. Dernick, DDS will check the existing dentures to see how they fit and function. Sometimes they may be able to be adjusted with denture liners, while other times patients may benefit from a new set of dentures entirely.

Signs of problems with the tissue include concerns such as reported discomfort by the patient, tissues that are red and swollen, and may include the inability to retain dentures and vertical dimension. A proper clinical examination of the tissue may be done, as well as advising patients of ways they can help their gum tissue heal. This may include oral hygiene instructions, leaving dentures out during the evening, and specific surgical procedures if necessary.

Once patients have enjoyed the healing process through tissue conditioning, they may now visit Dr. Robert G. Dernick, DDS for the fabrication process of new dentures. This may include new impressions of the gums to ensure the next set of dentures fits precisely where they should.

Patients who are interested in learning more about soft tissue conditioning and about improving the health of the gum tissue when wearing dentures are encouraged to visit with the team at Dr. Robert G Dernick, DDS’s practice in the Spring area. His practice is readily available to assist new and existing patients with their dental concerns, whether it is cosmetic or general dentistry services.


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