Many denture wearers don’t see the purpose of visiting a dentist regularly, but even if you have no teeth, you still need a strong relationship with your dentist and regular oral health checkup. When you have a good relationship with a good dentist, your overall health can be better maintained — and your dentures can always look and feel great.
One of the most important aspects of any dentist visit — even for people with teeth — is the assessment of overall oral health. This includes a check for potentially devastating oral cancer. When caught early, oral cancer can be treated more successfully.
A dental check also includes a check for systemic diseases including diabetes and other conditions that often present themselves in the mouth before other significant symptoms are visible.
Additionally, changes in your jaw and soft tissue through the years can make mean your dentures start to fit badly, causing infections or at least irritations that need to be dealt with. It may even be time for you to consider dental implants to support your dentures. They’ve come a long way in recent years and are smaller, safer and easier to install than ever before. These new implant options are among the things that your dentist can’t explain to you if you don’t bother to go for regular appointments.
Some medicines also impact the gums and mouth by causing expansion or swelling of tissue, and this needs to be monitored.
Finally, a great reason to visit the dentist regularly when you’re a denture wearer is to maintain the look and cleanliness of your dentures. Part of any dental visit for a denture wearer is cleaning the dentures to eliminate odors and remove deep staining.
While you may not immediately see the need to visit a dentist if you don’t have teeth, dentists are concerned with more than just maintaining teeth. They help people like you maintain complete oral health.
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