If you think that only senior citizens are supposed to wear Port St. Lucie dentures, think again. Surveys show that about 20 million women in the U.S. who are 40 years old and older are wearing full or partial dentures. Although tooth loss isn’t likely to happen overnight, years of dental neglect may eventually cause your teeth to fall out.
Visiting your dentist at least twice a year can help you keep gum disease, as well as tooth decay in check. When your dentist can keep an eye on your oral health every six months, they will be able to detect minor issues and easily correct them. Not being able to see your dentist for years will cause gum problems and cavities to take hold until your teeth would require extraction.
Most people may not know this but when you notice that your teeth have become loose and are shifting, your gum disease may be in its advanced stage. If you won’t be able to receive extensive periodontal treatment, your teeth may have to be pulled out.
When bacteria from advanced tooth decay have managed to reach the nerve that’s located at the center of your tooth, you’ll experience severe tooth pain that comes and goes. Unless you catch this early, tooth extraction will be the only solution that’s left for you.
Some of the sure signs of gingivitis or gum disease include red, tender, swollen, or bleeding gums. Unless gingivitis or the early stage of gum disease is reversed you won’t need to wear dentures. However, if this is left untreated, gum disease could potentially lead to tooth loss.
Don’t let your missing or damaged teeth hold you back any longer. Set an appointment with Dr. W. Roger Long at Smooth Sailing Dental today.