Will I Have to Get Dentures?
There are many factors that may determine whether dentures are in your future.
There are many scenarios in which someone may require dentures. While most of the time you may know it, particularly if you are already dealing with missing teeth, there are some warning signs that may be trying to tell you that dentures could be in your future. Our North Charleston, SC dentists--Dr. Riley Cates, Dr. Maurice Weintraub and Dr. Ryan Emerson--offer up some of the top factors that may determine whether dentures are right for you.
You Don’t Get Routine Exams
Are you someone who doesn’t think that coming in to see their North Charleston general dentist is necessary? Sometimes people assume that if their teeth and gums feel and look fine then they must be fine, but this isn’t always the case. So many serious issues can be hiding in your smile that only we can detect. If you don’t see us regularly then you may end up developing gum disease or other oral health issues that could lead to tooth loss.
Your Gums are Swollen or Bleeding
Inflammation of the gums is often one of the first signs of gum disease. When caught during the earliest stages, gingivitis can be treated. However, once it’s become gum disease there is no way to cure the problem only to control and manage your condition to prevent further complications. If you don’t floss every day and notice that gums are constantly tender, puffy or bleeding then you need professional treatment to prevent tooth loss in the future.
You’ve Been Dealing with Dental Pain
Dental pain is your tooth’s way of saying “Ouch! There’s something wrong!” Just like with gum disease, if you get the problem treated right away then you won’t have to suffer with dental complications like tooth loss. Of course, if you have been ignoring your toothache for quite some time then you may end up losing the tooth in the long run. Preserving your natural teeth should always be your top priority.
You Already Have Missing Teeth
This is the most obvious sign that dentures might be a good option for you. We offer both partial and complete dentures, which means that those with total tooth loss, as well as those who only need to replace a few teeth, can easily do so with dentures.
Do dentures sound like the best way to replace your missing teeth? Then it’s time to find out. Schedule a consultation today with North Rivers Dental Associates in North Charleston, SC to get one step closer to a restored smile.