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Dentures

A denture is a removable prosthetic that replaces missing teeth. They may be used in mobile dental texas care to replace a complete arch of teeth (full upper or lower dentures) or they may replace only a few teeth (partial dentures). Full dentures are used when all teeth are either missing or need to be replaced. Dentures are designed to look like natural teeth and can greatly improve the overall appearance of your smile. Dentures are made through a process that will be overseen by your mobile dental texas provider. First, a series of impressions will be taken of your jaw so that the way your jaws interact and complement one another can be measured. Models will then be made to match your specific oral structure, and you will try in these models several times to maximize your fit. During this time, your denture’s shape, fit, and color will be further customized. Once your fit has been determined, a final denture will be cast and then “delivered” to you for you to wear. Our mobile dental texas team has provided thousands of dentures for our patients since we started in 1994. Adjustments are usually necessary in the weeks following the mobile dental delivery of your denture to help improve its fit while your mouth gets used to using them. Your tongue and cheek muscles will have to learn to keep your dentures in place while you first begin wearing them. Minor irritation and soreness are common when one first starts wearing a denture, as is increased saliva flow. However, these issues will usually diminish over time. Once the adjustment period is over, your dentist will recommend that you remove your denture before you go to bed in order to rest your gums and allow your mouth to use your saliva to naturally clean itself. During the first several days of your adjustment period, however, your dentist may recommend that you wear your dentures while you sleep. In order to accurately diagnose how your denture should be adjusted. Adhesives are often used to help retain and stabilize dentures while they’re in one’s mouth. They can particularly help those with dry mouth and those with disabilities (such as strokes). Adhesives should not be used to as a substitute for a denture adjustment or reline if the denture does not fit well. If your dentures are causing discomfort or are loose-fitting, contact us.

Scaling & Root Planning (Deep Cleaning)

Scaling and Root Planing (aka Deep Cleaning or Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy) is an important dental procedure for the treatment of gum disease. Rather than cleaning only the surfaces of your teeth, a Scaling and Root Planing cleans the teeth and gums to the root level. This mobile dental texas treatment is often necessary when hard mineral deposits have formed along the roots of a patient’s teeth, or when a patient’s gums have started to pull apart from their teeth. Scaling and Root Planing is commonly performed using an ultrasonic tool, rather than a scraping tool. Local anesthetic is also often used to numb the patient’s gums and tooth roots during this process. At times, antibiotic fibers are used in the spaces between the gums and teeth to prevent infection and accelerate hearing. When used, these fibers are usually removed within a week. After Scaling and Root Planing is performed, the patient’s gums should return to their natural healthy state, gaining back their pink coloration and firmness. Some numbness is to be expected for a few hours directly after the procedure due to the effects of anesthetic. With good personal hygienic practices, such as regular brushing and flossing, the progression of gum disease should halt. A patient should cease using tobacco after their Scaling and Planing in order to assist the healing process and reduce the risk of further gum disease.

Tooth Extractions

A tooth extraction is when a tooth is removed from its place in one’s jaw bone. They are performed in mobile dental care when a tooth has been damaged beyond repair through infection, decay, an accident, or erosion over time. Loose teeth that cannot be saved also need to be extracted. The two main types of tooth extractions are 1) simple extractions and 2) surgical extractions. Simple extractions are for teeth that are visible within your mouth. Surgical extractions are for teeth that have either not surface in your mouth or have broken off at the gum line. This second type of extraction is commonly performed by oral surgeons, though general dentists perform them as well. It’s common for antibiotics to be prescribed by your doctor for you to take before and after mobile dental surgery. This is most often the case when a tooth is infected or when the patient has certain medical conditions, such as a weakened immune system. Do not smoke on the day of your extractions, as this can cause dry socket, which is a painful form of jaw inflammation. After your tooth extractions, it is important that you:
  • Not rinse your mouth immediately. One should usually wait 72 hours
  • Take food with your pain pills to avoid nausea
  • Change out your gauze every 30 minutes for 2 hours immediately following your surgery.
  • Avoid smoking, as it can cause dry socket.
  • Don’t use a straw.
  • Don’t drink carbonated liquids
  • Notify your dentist if your bleeding is excessive
  • Don’t use peroxide unless it’s been prescribed by your dentist
Be sure to follow any post-surgery instructions your dentist gives you.

Hygiene

A mobile dental hygiene cleaning is a procedure performed by a mobile dental texas dentist or dental hygienist in which plaque is removed from a patient’s teeth in order to prevent gum disease, gingivitis, tooth cavities, and other forms of infection. Hardened tartar deposits are also removed.  

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