Signs You Should Call Us About Getting Dentures
You may have to get dentures if you have been experiencing recurring mouth or gum pain, or your gums are swollen and bleeding. The following indicators reveal whether you are an ideal denture candidate.
You Don’t Schedule Regular Dental Exams and Cleanings
If you don’t visit the dentist every six months, you cannot have your teeth or gums checked for decay or other dental conditions. By scheduling regular appointments, you can take care of dental issues before they get out of hand.
Your Gums Appear Red and Swollen, and They Bleed
If your gums are tender and appear red and swollen, you are in the advanced stages of periodontal disease. When this occurs, the teeth begin to loosen and shift, making the wearing of dentures inevitable. However, if you schedule a root planing and scaling (deep cleaning), you may still be able to preserve your natural teeth. It just depends on the progression of the disease and the current condition of your gums and teeth.
Gaps have Widened Between Teeth and Shifting Has Occurred
You may need to schedule an appointment to have dentures made if wide gaps have emerged between the teeth or your teeth have shifted, causing alignment and bite issues.
You Experience Recurring Tooth Pain
Tooth aches from dental decay often signal the need to see about getting dentures. If the pain is interfering with your daily life, you need to contact the dentist to see about having dentures made.
You Have a Hard Time Eating Crunchy, Hard, or Chewy Foods
If you have trouble eating foods that are crunchy, hard, or chewy, and must resort to eating soft foods, you may need to learn more about the advantages of wearing dentures. You can also have implants placed so you can obtain fixed dentures.
You Often Experience Stomach Upset
When you cannot chew or eat your food properly, it can trigger stomach upset. Indigestion is often the result of food that cannot be fully chewed. To overcome this problem, dental patients often must resort to wearing dentures.
Any of the above signs are worth noting. If you are experiencing troubles along these lines, give us a call immediately. Time is of the essence when it comes to your oral health. Call River Valley Smile Center at 479-646-0706 today to find out if you are a denture candidate. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with your oral health needs. Make sure to like us on Facebook.