One problem that can arise from the failure to replace lost teeth is a condition know as “angular cheilitis,” inflammation of the corners of the mouth caused primarily by a reduction in the vertical dimension of the bite. As the lips overlap more at the corners of the mouth and leak saliva, the stage is set for irritation and inflammation. While the fungal and bacterial growth that leads to skin irritation and cracking may be stemmed with medications such as anti-fungal, antibiotic, and steroid cr eams, the root cause of the problem must be addressed. Treatment usually entails replacement of lost teeth. If dentures are already in place, adjustment of denture fit and/or better adherence to denture-cleaning guidelines may be required.
Are you missing some teeth? Do you wear dentures that need adjustment? We welcome the entire family for quality dental treatment. The comfort of our patients is very important to us, which is why we strive to offer the best in dental care. When was the last time you had a comprehensive dental examination? We make every effort to see you promptly and listen to your concerns and needs. We will let you know about new procedures and listen to your concerns and needs. We will let you know about procedures and technologies and what they can do for you. Please call us to schedule an appointment. We provide comprehensive care, prevention, and maintenance for a lifetime of smiles. Our welcoming and modern office focuses on each individual patient, attention to detail, and a passion for excellence.