If you have been wearing dentures for a long time, they can sometimes lead to extra folds of gum tissue (sometimes also lip and cheek tissue as well). This often happens when you have been wearing ill-fitting dentures for too long. Known as epulis fissuratum (or hyperplastic tissue), this excess tissue can prevent new dentures from fitting comfortably (and properly) within your mouth. In this case, it becomes necessary to remove the excess tissue before taking impressions for your new dentures. Once you have begun to heal, then impressions can be taken, and your new dentures can be created.
For your dental prosthetic to function properly, it needs to fit properly in your mouth. Sometimes, this requires minor preparatory surgery. For more information, or to schedule your consultation, contact Reno-Tahoe Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center today at (775) 430-5355.