It always pains us to see people walking around with missing teeth. It is an unfortunate reality that many people choose not to treat their missing teeth. It seems that these people believe that as long as their missing teeth are not causing any additional pain or cannot be seen, then there is no reason to have those teeth restored. What these people don’t realize is that missing teeth can open your mouth to dangerous oral conditions that can end up costing them even more teeth. Today, Dr. Devang Shah is blogging from his Dacula area office to talk about the possible consequences you may face due to missing teeth.
Don’t Ignore Your Missing Teeth
There are two main reasons for why you should consider restoring your missing teeth as quickly as possible. These are:
- Gum Disease: When you lose a tooth, all that you are left with is the empty space in your smile where that tooth used to sit. These empty gaps are known as food traps on account of how easy it is for remnants of your meals to get caught in them. If you are not able to keep your food traps clear of this debris, then bacteria will grow, possibly resulting in an infection of your gums. This is called gum disease, some symptoms of which can include chronic bad breath, bleeding or swollen gums, pain when chewing, and gum recession.
- Tooth Decay: Another condition that you may face due to your missing teeth is tooth decay, which can result from another condition called teeth drifting. When you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth can start moving or leaning into your food traps. When this happens, these teeth become hard to keep clean and free of plaque. And, if you can’t properly maintain your teeth, then you are likely to develop tooth decay, some symptoms of which include chronic bad breath, off-color spots on your teeth, and toothaches.
Treatments for Missing Teeth
Here at our office, we provide a variety of different tooth restoration treatments that can ensure that you will not have to deal with these problems. In particular, we recommend that our patients with missing teeth look into treatment with dental implants. With implants, we can restore your missing teeth with beautiful, natural-looking replacements that are directly fused to your jawbone, allowing them to function and feel just like your natural teeth. If you would like to learn more, we encourage you to take a look at our dental implants page.
Call and Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Shah
Fortunately, our practice has many options available to you when it comes to restoring any of your missing teeth. It is important that you do not hesitate when it comes to pursuing treatment, as waiting too long can limit your options. If you would like to learn more about your tooth restoration options here at our Dacula, GA office, then contact our office and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Devang Shah today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!