You may consider leaving the gap in your mouth alone, especially if the missing tooth is n the back of your mouth. Well, you're not the only one. Most people choose to ignore tooth loss. Losing a tooth and leaving it alone can induce a dangerous domino effect that you don't even know about.
At Amir Sanjabi, DDS, Amir Sanjabi, DDS and canhelp you understand the potential consequences of not doing anything after losing a tooth.
The Consequences of Doing Nothing After Losing a Tooth
First and foremost, losing a tooth causes discomfort while chewing on raw gums. As a result, many people start chewing on one side or avoid eating certain foods. Secondly, losing a tooth alters dental hygiene as it makes brushing and flossing the space between teeth more difficult. The condition brought on by tooth loss exacerbates due to germ buildup in the area.
Since losing a tooth creates a hole to fill in your mouth, the surrounding teeth slowly shift to fill in the hole due to no resistance. In shifting, they can become loose, crooked, or even fall out. Moreover, shifting also causes jaw misalignment and deterioration. Since it's painless, many people don't see the harm in missing a tooth.
If you've lost a tooth, we recommend visiting Amir Sanjabi, DDS and at Amir Sanjabi, DDS for a checkup to determine the best course of action.
How to Curb the Domino Effect of Tooth Loss
The best way to replace a missing tooth permanently is by getting a dental implant. You can also opt for more affordable solutions like getting a partial denture. Thanks to modern technology, there are other ways to permanently curb a missing tooth's effects, such as an implant or tooth-supported bridge and a flipper.
At Amir Sanjabi, DDS, Amir Sanjabi, DDS or can determine the best treatment to curb the effects of your missing tooth. To schedule an appointment with us, call us at (562) 869-0928 today.