As the years go by poor oral hygiene and the chronic periodontal inflammation of gingivitis can exacerbate into the more severe form of gum disease, which is known as periodontitis. As it progresses your gum tissues can gradually start to recede from the gumline allowing concentrated bacterial deposits to form near the roots of your teeth.
Over time, untreated periodontitis can weaken the roots of multiple teeth and also deplete the underlying bone structure. This can eventually lead to the loss of multiple teeth, or the need to extract them.
In some of these cases, dental implants and implant supported dental bridges might be used to address the compromised dental presence of the teeth. This could require multiple oral surgeries to fully restore sufficient healthy bone structure to secure the titanium dental implants.
If you are not comfortable with this dental restoration treatment strategy Dr. Aaron Ercole might recommend extracting whatever remains of the compromised teeth to prepare your mouth for a complete or partial denture.
If you live in the North Providence, Rhode Island, area and you have been dealing with complications from severe periodontitis, and need your teeth extracted, you should call 401-353-1515 for help at Ocean State Oral Surgery Center, L.L.C.’s clinic. We are always happy to help you.