Why You Should Replace A Lost Tooth

Healthy white teeth and implants are smiling on blue background and dentist tools mirror, hook. Copy space for textIt goes without saying that the last thing a person wants to consider is the possibility of losing a permanent tooth, especially since it will not come back after the fact. Indeed, advances in dental technology have made it possible to circumvent many situations, however, one factor still takes precedence, and that is the factor of time. As a matter of fact, the longer you wait to seek treatment, the more difficult it is to guarantee successful treatment. This is why we recommend seeking treatment sooner rather than later. In today’s blog, your Vista, CA dentist shares what steps you should take following a tooth extraction, as well as why it is important to replace a lost tooth.

A Variety of Circumstances

When treatment is sought in a timely and efficient manner, there are often a number of treatments or procedures that can be performed to help salvage a natural tooth. Each one depends largely on your unique circumstances, and typically, the sooner you seek treatment, the better off you will be.

Just as there are multiple times in which you can seek restorative treatment, however, there are multiple circumstances in which your situation may not allow you to receive the timely treatment you require. For example, say you endured a physical injury from a sports game that cause one or more teeth to dislodge altogether. Further, what if a global pandemic prevents you from leaving the house for months at a time, only for your cavity to develop into a compromised tooth?

In situations such as the ones described above, your window for treatment may have passed, and your next best bet is extraction. To learn more about this process and how our team can help, give us a call today.

The Impact on Oral Function

Though a compromised tooth may no longer be present, the same cannot be said for the infection that caused its demise. After all, the culprits behind the entire process involve oral bacteria, and these microorganisms may still be lurking in the sensitive gum area that is now exposed.

Without a tooth, your bite becomes affected, making it difficult to perform routine tasks such as biting and chewing. Further, if the infection is still present, this leads to a greater likelihood that surrounding teeth may face a similar demise. Contact our team today to learn about your options.

Avoiding Future Tooth Loss

In order to effectively restore oral function and complete your smile, your dentist may recommend the help of dental implants. Indeed, we will work closely with you to create a custom solution for your smile so that you will be able to utilize it fully once more.

Learn More Today

Contact Melrose Dental Arts in Vista, CA by calling 760-724-9117 to learn more about the need for replacing lost teeth, and schedule your next appointment with our team today.