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Periodontitis is the most severe form of gum disease. When it goes without treatment the inflammation and infection in the gum tissues can slowly deplete the bone tissues that anchor your teeth in place. While some of them might remain, multiple areas of tooth loss can severely limit your oral function and leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance.

In a situation like this, Dr. R. Erik Cantwell might recommend extracting your remaining teeth at his West Jordan, Utah, clinic to prepare your mouth for a set of custom dentures. This often includes extracting the remaining teeth and allowing your gums to heal.

When everything is ready, Dr. R. Erik Cantwell will make an impression of the structure of your gums. This will be sent to a state-of-the-art dental lab where your custom dentures will be meticulously crafted.

Your dentures will be custom-fit to the unique shape of your mouth. You might also want to try using denture adhesive for an extra firm hold. It also has the added benefit of helping to block out stray food particles that can irritate the gums.

If you live in the West Jordan, Utah, area and you’ve lost multiple teeth to untreated gum disease, you should call 801.260.0530 to schedule a dentures consultation with Dr. R. Erik Cantwell.