Consequences of Delayed Implant Treatment
Dental implants are a magnificent solution to tooth loss because they comprehensively treat many of the health issues surrounding missing teeth. Dental and overall health problems associated with tooth loss include a higher risk for dental infection, bone loss, and even an increased risk for heart disease. That’s why it’s crucial to treat the problem before it develops into something bigger and more expensive to treat.
Dr. Jay Ajmo and Dr. Jessica Wyatt lead At Jupiter Dentistry, and they are highly experienced, trained, and skilled dental professionals. Dr. Ajmo holds a mastership from the world-renowned Misch International Implant Institute and is a diplomate of the prestigious International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
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Health Risks Associated with Tooth Loss
Increased Risk of Bacterial Infection
Gaps between teeth are liable to trap food particles, and these spaces can be difficult to clean, especially if the missing tooth is toward the back of the mouth. The bacteria in your mouth consume food, especially carbohydrates, and they can cause diseases such as tooth decay and gingivitis. Cavities and gum disease can spread, leading to more dental work and possible bone and tissue loss.
Our teeth keep our jawbone strong and healthy by transferring the force and energy of our chewing down to the bone tissue. It stimulates the process of bone regeneration. Tooth loss severs this connection between your teeth and the jaw, leading to jawbone deterioration. Over time, the problem can go from requiring a bone graft to restore the affected bone tissue to partial facial collapse, premature wrinkling around the jawline, and other oral health problems.
Connection to Heart Disease
Did you know that missing one to five teeth can increase your risk of heart disease by up to 21%? Gum disease is also associated with heart disease, and you’re at a higher risk of developing this if you have missing teeth. Your oral health is indeed an essential element in the foundation of good overall wellbeing.
Connection to Anxiety and Depression
Your emotional health is at risk as well. Tooth loss is strongly associated with issues such as depression and anxiety. The connection makes sense because our teeth are a significant part of our appearance. If we lack confidence in our appearance, how can we be happy? How can we be happy if we are ashamed to smile?
Tooth loss is a problem that’s best solved as soon as possible. Don’t put yourself at greater risk. Visit us to learn more about your options, meet the team, and take a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities. Jupiter Dentistry is built around your comfort and will deliver results beyond your expectations.