The Basics of Full Mouth Rehabilitation

A beautiful smile is important to most people. Such a smile says a lot about a person. Likewise a smile that is less than appealing can be sending the wrong message. When oral health is at its lowest, the mouth may have a variety of problems: decayed teeth, missing teeth, gum disease, and halitosis. While it may seem like a hopeless endeavor, oral health can be restored with full mouth rehabilitation. It may entail several procedures, but the end result is the smile you’ve been dreaming of.

Individualized Treatment

Full mouth rehabilitation is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. It is a tailored process unique to the individual. It may entail treatment to eliminate tooth decay, restoration of missing teeth, treatment of gingivitis or periodontitis and some cosmetic dental services. Full mouth rehabilitation requires planning and may take place over several visits to the dental office.

What to Expect with Full Mouth Rehabilitation

The first step is a thorough dental examination. Your dentist and hygienist will assess the damage to your oral health and advise you on the most effective path to restoring it. A comprehensive treatment plan will be created to address all your oral issues. In your consultation, the dentist will explain the procedures that will be used in your full mouth rehabilitation.

Procedures required will depend on the severity of the identified issues. You may need fillings, extractions, and periodontal therapy to begin with. Your full mouth rehabilitation may continue with straightening misaligned teeth, replacement of missing teeth and/or cosmetic dental procedures as deemed necessary.

Depending on the issues that need to be addressed, your dentist will also give you an approximate time line for the process. Some procedures may need time for healing. These can vary from person to person and are dependent upon home care. It will be important to keep any follow-up appointments your dentist asks you to make.

The result of your mouth rehabilitation will be an incredible smile. If mouth rehabilitation sounds like something you may need, contact The Smile Artisans and schedule an appointment for a consultation.

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