Posted on 9/25/2019 by Dr. Nick Raptou
|There are plenty of ways that you can damage your teeth. Trauma and accidents happen. Teeth become cracked, chipped or broken. You can run into different problems with your teeth that includes tartar and plaque buildup, cavities and other issues.
You may try to live with the damaged teeth. The symptoms may not be that big of a deal to you. You probably don't realize what not fixing the damage to your teeth in a timely manner means to your oral health.
What Happens When You Lose a Tooth
You may look at a lost tooth and wonder if you need to worry about it. If there is no pain or any sign of infection, you may think it is not a big deal. The same holds true if you suffer any other type of damage to a tooth or teeth. As long as it does not change the way you feel or the way you do things, you try to ignore it. The problem is that you cannot ignore it forever.
When you lose a tooth, your body will start to react to the open space. You will begin to lose bone tissue and eventually that can lead to problems with the surrounding teeth. They can become loose or they may fall out.
Damaged Teeth are a Breeding Ground
Losing bone tissue is only one problem that come from damaged teeth. Damaged teeth can become a breeding ground for bacteria. The bacterial growth around a damaged tooth is harder to get to and stop. It can lead to problems with tooth decay, cavities and gum disease.
The biggest issue with not getting damaged teeth fixed is that many of the problems it will create take time. You may not notice what happens around a damaged tooth until it is too late. It is easier to fix a damaged tooth when it first happens rather than trying to fix multiple oral health issues later.
Don't wait any longer. Contact our office and schedule an appointment to protect your oral health.