What Does a Full Mouth Rehab Include?

Are you concerned about the overall health of your mouth? Has your dental health declined?

It’s possible that your dental health is in serious need of an overhaul. This is where full mouth rehabilitation comes in.

If your overall oral health is causing you trouble, a full mouth rehabilitation might be what is needed to restore your smile. This post will discuss what a full mouth rehabilitation is, what it includes, and how to know if you need to have this procedure done.

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What is Full Mouth Rehab?

Full mouth rehabilitation is a dental procedure that is designed to reconstruct one’s mouth. Using a mixture of different dental treatments, the dentist can essentially restore one’s oral health.

This procedure is typically used on patients who have experienced a pronounced decline in their oral health. The treatments used depend upon the extent of the damage the patient has experienced.

The treatments address issues with the teeth, bite, gums, and facial bones. It can focus on both the health and cosmetic quality of one’s teeth.

Do you Need One?

If your oral health has grown increasingly worse over time, it’s possible that you will need to have your mouth rehabilitated. There are several signs that could indicate that you need this procedure.

If you have experienced serious tooth decay or loss of teeth, it’s a good indication that you may need this procedure. Full mouth rehabilitation can reverse much of the damage that typically occurs over time.

You may need a full mouth rehabilitation if:

  • You have lost teeth to decay or trauma
  • You suffer from temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ)
  • Your teeth are worn or chipped
  • You suffer chronic headaches or migraines
  • You experience soreness in your jaw

What is Included?

A full mouth rehabilitation typically includes multiple dental procedures that are designed to restore the health of your mouth. These procedures usually address both health-related and cosmetic issues.

There are several areas that a full mouth rehab could be used to address. These areas include:

Teeth

There are a few different types of procedures that could be used to address issues with your teeth. If your teeth have become worn, chipped, or cracked, then they may require crowns, veneers, or inlays.

If there are cavities found, then the dentist may also use fillings. Of course, there are other procedures that could be needed. These could include root canals, implants, or bridges.

Gums

Periodontal disease is an issue that many dental patients face. It typically starts with a case of gingivitis, which is a more mild form of periodontitis. If left untreated, it can progress into a more dangerous stage that could result in tooth loss. It can also cause quite a bit of pain and bleeding in your gums.

In a full mouth rehabilitation, the dentist will check to see if any damage has occurred as the result of periodontitis. If so, you might need root planing and scaling to treat the illness.

There may be some other procedures that are required if work on the teeth was done as well. The dentist may need to make sure that the gums are strong enough to support the changes made in the teeth.

Cosmetics

There might be procedures needed to improve the aesthetic value of your smile. This could include teeth whitening in order to cover up any staining or yellowing of the teeth.

In some cases, patients can have gums that are too prominent. This could make it look like your teeth are smaller than they actually are, which can cause embarrassment. A gum lift may be needed to ensure an appropriate gum-to-tooth ratio.

 

If you are thinking about getting a full mouth rehabilitation and would like more information, contact us today to schedule your initial appointment!