3 Types of Problems You Encounter When You Do Not Replace Missing Teeth

There is no time to waste when you lose a tooth. You need to replace missing teeth with dental implants right away, or you will soon contend with serious consequences. Our periodontist, Dr. Andrés R. Sánchez, will ensure you have optimal oral health by circumventing the following issues.

1. Chronic Headaches

Both arches of your teeth should fit together comfortably. When one tooth goes missing, the balance is thrown off. Over time, chewing with a missing tooth will result in headaches and facial pain. With a gap, some of your teeth may even shift out of position, further exacerbating the issue. The main reason why this occurs is due to all the unnecessary stress the temporomandibular joint in your jaw takes on.  

2. Inability To Talk Regularly

Your teeth play an important role in the way you speak. Depending on where the gap is in your mouth, you may not be able to say certain words correctly. Some people will even experience a whistling sound every time they try to talk. This can make people self-conscious, especially if they have a job where they have to talk to others often.

3. Inadequate Nutrition

When you lose a tooth, it becomes harder to chew certain foods, especially when the lost tooth is in the back of your mouth. Some people resort to chewing less healthy, more processed foods that are softer. Other people will resort to only chewing on one side of the mouth, but that will lead to pain and discomfort over time.

Replace Missing Teeth Today

PerioWest is here to help people in Eden Prairie get healthier, more beautiful smiles. Dr. Sánchez strives to make sure none of these problems occur in your smile, and dental implants can prevent these issues and many others. The longer you wait, the more issues you have to deal with. Call us today to schedule an appointment!