When I had a badly decayed tooth extracted, I got a partial denture to fill in the gap. I didn't mind it at first, because I was just so happy to have my painful tooth out of my mouth. Over time, I began to get tired of taking it out at night. I asked my dentist if I was could get a dental implant, and he said that my gum disease did not make me a good candidate, but a fixed bridge may be a good option for me. I went with his suggestion, and I have no regrets. I love feeling like I have a real tooth again that I don't have to remove at night. I created this blog to remind other people with a missing tooth that they have many replacement options, and if one is not for you, then try another that may be right.
Your oral health is important, as it can have an impact on a number of other parts of your body. For instance, gingivitis can affect your heart and your liver function. If you have oral health concerns, you need to have them treated by your dentist in order to prevent these other health concerns. If you aren't sure what health concerns to watch out for, read on for some of these concerns that you need to report to your dentist.
If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity, it may be that your enamel is wearing thin and you could need a fluoride treatment or sealants on your teeth to help protect your enamel from thinning even more. Tooth sensitivity may also be an indication of a cavity as well, especially if you have this sensitivity in the back of your mouth. Report this to your dentist and get the right treatment so you can eat and drink without this sensitivity issue.
Swollen Or Bleeding Gums
If you have swollen gums, it could be a sign of gingivitis or a tooth infection. Swollen or bleeding gums are never a good sign, and it's something you need to report to your dentist right away so you can get in for treatment before it worsens. A tooth infection can spread to other parts of the body if you allow it to fester and could result in the need to have the tooth extracted. If it's gum disease, it can begin to affect your heart and liver function. If you have bleeding or swollen gums, report it and get treatment.
If you have pain in your jaw when chewing, or even just while talking, this pain could be the result of a dental infection, or you could have TMJ (temporomandibular jaw) disorder, which is a condition in which the jaw bone begins to wear out from clenching or from grinding your teeth. This is a serious condition you need to pay attention to and get treatment for. Any type of jaw pain needs to be treated to prevent issues that could cause you to need surgery if not taken care of.
If you have any of these health concerns, you need to make an appointment with your dentist right away to get the proper treatment. Don't let these or other dental health issues go untreated to prevent them from worsening and leading to tooth extractions or worse. Make an appointment and remember to go to the dentist each year for a routine cleaning and checkup.
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14 March 2022