Causes of Tooth Loss
Have you ever lost a tooth? If you have, you know just how much that can affect the way you feel about your appearance and the way you interact with others. You may feel self-conscious, is what we’re trying to say. In addition to that, you may find that eating your favorite foods is more difficult than before, and you may have developed a speech impediment due to that gap in the teeth.
Our Long Island cosmetic dentist knows well just how much a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth can affect patients. For this reason, we offer plenty of different dental care treatment options that can improve the look of your smile and the health of your mouth overall.
You may be wondering just what causes a tooth to fall out, however. There are plenty of possible causes. One of the most common causes is accidents and injuries. If you are in some sort of collision, suffer a serious fall, or play full-contact or very physical sports, you can have a tooth knocked out due to trauma to the mouth.
Another reason that some people lose teeth is tooth decay. Built up plaque can eat away at the structure of your teeth, causing cavities and even more severe kinds of tooth decay. If a tooth is extremely damaged, it can come loose or fall out. (In some cases, a tooth that is in very poor condition will be extracted and replaced, perhaps using Long Island dental implants and a dental restoration.)
In addition, it’s important to keep in mind that gum disease can also lead to tooth loss. If it goes untreated, gun disease can affect your teeth and even the structure of your jawbone, loosening the roots and causing havoc in your mouth.
The above are three of the most common causes of tooth loss, but others exist as well. Serious health conditions, diseases, and illnesses will sometimes cause a person’s teeth to fall out, such as diabetes, HIV/AIDS, certain cancers, and so on. For more information on what you can do to maintain a healthy smile, be sure to contact our Astoria cosmetic dentistry office today.