Denture Exams & Maintenance IN MEDFORD, OR
Oral health is important at every age! This is true even if you have your natural removed and are instead using replacement teeth like dentures. You want to maintain as healthy a mouth as possible, and at Siskiyou Smiles, we want to help you achieve the very best dental health that you can have. That’s why we offer things like exams and maintenance. Dentures are, after all, an investment that requires attention and care in order to perform optimally and remain in good shape. Additionally, the fit and condition of your dentures can have a big effect on how your oral health and tissues, not to mention bone, develop. Seeing us for an annual evaluation, then, can have big advantages to your smile as well as your budget.
Dental and Relevant Medical History
When visiting a dentist for exams or maintenance, you should remember to keep them up to date about any relevant medical or dental issues that you have encountered. This helps us keep track of your mouth and your oral health, and be on the lookout for any potential warning signs of impending issues. Without this information, we might not be able to give you the best care that you deserve. Additionally, there are certain medical issues that can cause dentures to fit incorrectly. If we have all of the relevant information, we can take this into account and carefully size your dentures so that they are comfortable to wear.
In addition to giving us all of your relevant dental and medical history, you will also undergo an oral examination at these visits. This is a good idea for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that they can help us find any oral abnormalities quickly. These could be things like lesions, both pre-cancerous and cancerous – that should be treated as quickly as possible. Finding these issues early is beneficial for effective treatment options.
Bone and Tissue Health
Dentures that are not fitting correctly and are not properly maintained can end up causing more problems than they help fix. Tissue and bone changes, for example, could result if your dentures simply do not fit properly. This is one of the reasons why it is a good idea to come in and see us regularly. Doing so enables us to best help you and keep your oral health in good condition.
Denture Comfort and Fit
While wearing ill-fitting dentures can cause further oral health issues, the main problem with them is that they will be uncomfortable! You don’t want to wear dentures that irritate your gums when you are trying to eat or to speak with a loved one. Let us help you find the dentures that fit perfectly. We want to ensure that you are satisfied with your dentures and that they are working as intended in order to meet your specific dental goals. Contact the office of Julie R. Fagundes, DDS today to set up an evaluation and get started on your maintenance program! We are happy to help guide you along the journey to better oral health and more comfortable dentures.