Did you lose a tooth? Back when you were small, this was by no means an issue, but now that you have lost all your milk teeth, a missing tooth is plenty a reason to worry. Here are some issues it could lead to if left ignored:
Your teeth begin to ‘shift’ – when you lose one or more of your teeth, the natural reaction that your other teeth will have is to shift towards that space in order to ‘make up for the lost teeth’. This can easily result in a misalignment of the teeth over time, with the end result being crooked teeth (that can vary from slightly crooked to very obviously crooked depending on where and how big the space was). A visit to the dentist from Korumburra as soon as you lose a tooth can easily prevent this kind of misalignment, which could otherwise cost much money, time and energy to rectify if you wait too long.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome – despite the difficult name, the basic gist of the syndrome is that following a misalignment of the teeth, your upper jaw and lower jaw will be unable to properly converge as previously happened. This form of bite problems put a strain on the rest of the bones and muscles that are attached to your jaw bone, which can lead to pain. A simple consultation in reputed clinic is not enough to treat the TMJ syndrome, which will require injections and surgeries to rectify, hence why it is always important to visit the doctor as early as possible.
Difficulty in brushing and flossing – the misalignment in your teeth can also lead to difficulties in oral care, as it can become difficult to brush or floss certain areas of your mouth. This can result in those specific areas being ignored or not cared for properly – and that kind of circumstance becomes a thriving environment for plaque and tartar build-up. When the build-up is left ignored, it will move on to cavities that can damage the remaining teeth, or to painful gum infections.
Change in appearance – you might not believe it, but losing your teeth and not taking any measures towards it in the form of implants or bridges can ultimately lead to a change in your facial structure, and with it, your appearance. In fact, the continuous misaligning of your teeth will change the structure of your jaws, which in turn changes the structure of your face.
Blow to your confidence – besides all the above reasons, that can also lead to emotional issues for you, the simple existence of missing teeth can become a source of low confidence for many individuals. From the inability to smile in front of other people, to even being unable to converse with other people, the presence of missing teeth can bring with it so many issues, which is why it is always important to make a trip to the dental office as soon as possible.