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Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can affect the health of your teeth and gums in several different ways. If the early inflammation of gingivitis goes untreated, it will inevitably progress into the more serious condition known as periodontitis.

This level of infection deep in the gums can cause them to recede from the base of multiple teeth, allowing small pockets of infection to form near the roots. As this happens, the underlying bone structure can be lost and the roots of several teeth can be compromised.

In a situation like this, the oral surgeries and dental implants needed to replace or restore the compromised teeth might prove prohibitively invasive. Rather than living with chronic tooth loss and other complications, Dr. Matilde Castellini might recommend extracting your remaining compromised teeth at his Orlando, Florida clinic in preparation for dentures.

Once a detailed impression has been prepared of your existing oral structure, a dental lab can get to work creating the dentures. When they’re ready, these so-called false teeth will replicate the original appearance of your natural teeth. They will be set into a pink medium that mimics the appearance of your underlying gums.

If you live in the Orlando, Florida area and you’re interested in being fitted for a set of removable dentures, you should call 407-351-2245 to set up a consultation with the dentists at MedPlex Dental’s clinic.