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You Still Need to Watch for Gum Disease With No Teeth


Posted on 3/15/2024 by Weo Admin
outstretched hand holding a glass of water containing a full set of denturesEven if you've lost all your teeth, gum disease can still lurk in your mouth. Here's why:

Gum Disease Basics


Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums and supporting bone. It's caused by bacteria that thrive in plaque, a sticky film that forms on your teeth.

Gum Disease Without Teeth


When you lose your teeth, the bacteria that cause gum disease can still live in your mouth. They can hide in the soft tissues of your gums, tongue, and cheeks. Without teeth to hold them in place, these bacteria can multiply and spread, leading to gum disease.

Consequences of Gum Disease Without Teeth


Gum disease without teeth can cause:

•  Bleeding gums
•  Bad breath
•  Painful or swollen gums
•  Bone loss
•  Increased risk of systemic infections


Prevention


To prevent gum disease after losing your teeth, follow these tips:

•  Brush and floss daily. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss to remove plaque and bacteria from your gums and soft tissues.
•  Use mouthwash. Choose a mouthwash that contains an antibacterial agent.
•  See your dentist regularly. Get checkups and cleanings every 3-6 months to detect and treat gum disease early.

Restoration Dentistry


If you have lost teeth due to gum disease, restoration dentistry can help restore your smile and prevent further gum problems. Options include:

•  Dental implants. Implants are artificial teeth that are surgically placed into your jawbone.
•  Bridges. Bridges are fixed replacements that are attached to your existing teeth.
•  Dentures. Dentures are removable replacements that fit over your gums.

By following these tips, you can protect your oral health even if you have no teeth. Remember, gum disease can still strike, so stay vigilant and take care of your mouth!

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