Dental problems rarely come one at a time. Most people suffer from multiple dental health issues simultaneously: tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss, even root canal infections. In order to treat these serious issues, Kansas City, MO dentist Dr. John P. Goodman offers full mouth reconstruction.
Below, we want to go over the steps of a full mouth reconstruction. This will give you an idea of what the procedure involves and how we create a custom treatment plan for our patients.
The Basics of Full Mouth Reconstruction
A full mouth reconstruction refers to a combination of multiple restorative and general dentistry procedures that are designed to improve dental health. This will allow dentists to fix various problems that affect the teeth, gums, and other structures of the mouth.
The Initial Consultation
The first step is an initial consolation at our Kansas City practice. Dr. Goodman will take x-rays and perform a comprehensive examination to assess the health of a patient’s mouth. He will also discuss various issues that a patient is currently facing while considering that patients medical history and dental records.
Picking the Right Restorative Treatments
Once the dental problems are diagnosed and enumerated, we can then determine the ideal treatment options for the patient. For tooth decay, the use of fillings, inlays, onlays, or crowns is ideal. For missing teeth, we can suggest dentures or perhaps an appliance supported by dental implants.
We’ll go over all treatment options with you in greater detail so you can make an informed choice.
Determining the Ideal Order for Restorative Procedures
The order that procedures are performed matters. We’ll prioritize treating serious health issues that pose the most immediate danger to your general health and dental wellness. If you have an abscess or a root canal infection, for example, it’s crucial that these matters be treated as soon as possible. Minor cavities and other relatively less serious issues can be treated once the major problems are dealt with.
Going Through with the Treatment Process
Once the order of treatments is settled, we then begin the full mouth reconstruction. This will usually take several visits over the course of several weeks, sometimes even several months. We will determine a treatment timeline for you and discuss it so you have a good idea of what to expect in the weeks and months ahead.
Follow-Up Visits for Patients
After any major restorative treatment, patients can expect at least one follow-up visit. Since full mouth reconstructions take time, there will be multiple follow-up visits throughout the course of treatment. Attend these visits as scheduled.
If any concerns arise between follow-ups, bring them to our attention. We can offer professional care and even prevent complications from occurring if they are caught early.
The Overall Results of Full Mouth Reconstruction
Thanks to a full mouth reconstruction, patients with serious dental problems can have a healthy mouth again. We’ll also strive to enhance the aesthetics of your smile whenever possible. Your satisfaction and improved wellness are our main priorities.
Contact Dr. John P. Goodman
If you live in the Kansas City area and would like to learn more about advanced dental care options, be sure to contact a skilled cosmetic and restorative dentist. You can reach our office by phone at (816) 842-8585.