Dentures for Gum Disease


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Gum disease, or periodontal disease is a result of a build up of dental plaque. Symptoms include swelling of the gums, sore gums and a softening of the gum tissue around the top of the teeth. With week gum tissue the bone which holds the teeth in position in the jaw is worn away and this means teeth can get loosened. Slight tooth trauma can then knock the teeth out of the gum, or they can fall out of their own accord. Often if gum disease has gotten bad enough to loosen your teeth it will affect multiple teeth meaning less need to be removed to fit a full set of dentures.


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