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Periodontal disease needlessly afflicts the gum health of millions of Americans each year. Without professional treatment and remediation, the mild gum inflammation of gingivitis can exacerbate into the more severe condition known as periodontitis.

When this happens your gums can start to recede from your teeth forming pockets of infection near the roots of your teeth. In time, it could even cause a loss of bone structure in your jaw. This can eventually cause the loss of multiple teeth in one area of your mouth.

One way to address a problem like this and have the basic function of your mouth restored is to have Dr. Paul Greco fit you for a removable partial denture. This is a smaller form of a complete denture that mimics the original missing teeth.

Dr. Paul Greco will start by examining the area to make sure the surrounding teeth are healthy and strong. If any of the teeth in the area have also been compromised he might recommend having them extracted so they can be included in the partial denture.

Then a detailed impression is made of the void and any related teeth, including the corresponding teeth in your dentition. This will be sent to a professional dental lab, where you partial will be to fit perfectly into the void between the two neighboring teeth.

The partial is designed to fit tight on its own. However, you might want to use denture adhesive for a little extra secure hold and its ability to help block out food particles.

If you live in Hartsdale, New York, and you’ve lost multiple teeth to severe periodontal disease, you should call 914-205-3750 to schedule a consultation at Hartsdale Family Dental.