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Without professional diagnosis and remediation the mild form of periodontal disease, known as gingivitis, can gradually progress into a more serious health problem. As time goes by the bacterial inflammation and infection can cause your gums to recede from the base of your teeth.

This severe gum infection, which is known as periodontitis, can cause small pockets of infection to build up near the roots of multiple teeth. In the time it can lead to multiple cases of tooth loss and leave the remaining teeth severely compromised.

To restore the basic function of a mouth in this condition, Dr. John P. Blake might recommend having your remaining teeth extracted to prepare you for the process of fitting you for dentures.

Once any remaining teeth have been extracted Dr. John P. Blake will suture your gums and prepare an impression of your gum structure. This will be sent to a dental lab to guide dental technicians while they create your dentures.

The complete set of dentures will fit firmly with the existing structure of your gums. Yet you might still like to use denture adhesive for an extra secure hold. It can also help prevent stray food particles from getting between the base of the dentures and your gums.

If you live in the Lake Orion, Michigan, area and you have suffered the loss of multiple teeth compromised by periodontal disease, you should call 248.693.5800 to set up a consultation at John Blake, DDS, PC.