Before and after photos on a dental hygienist performs initial gum therapy performed in our Gum Disease Treatment office.
Full mouth oral reconstruction of a dental phobia patient who suffered from dental anxiety fear. Initial visit. It is important to determine what teeth, if any, may be saved at least temporarily. It is easier for a patient to emotionally adjust to a temporary prosthesis that has at least some amount of retention provided by natural tooth abutments. The teeth chosen were #6, 11, 22 and 28. The decision to fabricate a removable immediate partial denture, rather than a fixed lab-processed temporary dental bridge, was determined by the particular weakness of tooth #28. The patient was informed that the immediate dentures, false teeth, were to be used for the duration of the healing phase and that the four remaining tooth abutments, particularly #28, might be subsequently extracted.
Scaling and Root Planing was an important part of the initial treatment as well as obvious need for oral hygiene instruction. Gums symptoms and treatment is an important part of dentistry.
Treatment: Seven tooth extractions, eight root canals and composite cores, full mouth scale and root planing and then periodontal surgery, 19 teeth of dental bridgework over eight tooth abutments.
The Dental Hygienist is an important member of the team when performing this type of work. All reconstructive dentistry builds upon the initial dental prophylaxis and oral hygiene instruction. Gums symptoms and treatment is an important part of dentistry.