Healthy teeth are essential for eating, speaking, and feeling confident in your smile. Between oral health issues, gum disease, and accidents, there are many things that can cause tooth loss. Fortunately, Dr. Andrés Sánchez is an experienced periodontist who offers dental implants and other effective tooth replacement treatments. Here are some of the most common causes of tooth loss along with information about possible treatments.
- Gum Disease
If you notice swelling or bleeding in your gums, you could have gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease. Seeking immediate treatment helps prevent it from worsening and causing other oral health problems. Dr. Sánchez offers the LANAP® laser protocol for gum disease, which gives most patients a quick recovery time and minimal pain.
- Accidents and Trauma
Car accidents and sports injuries are common causes of tooth trauma, and it is always a good idea to have your teeth checked even if there are no apparent problems. A dental professional can check for damage to the roots and nerves and perform necessary repairs.
- Poor Oral Hygiene
Daily brushing and flossing, along with regular visits to a dentist, are essential for keeping your mouth healthy and your teeth strong.
- Tobacco Use
Smoking and using chewing tobacco can significantly increase your risk of oral cancer and tooth loss. Quitting tobacco use is an important part of maintaining your oral health.
- Lack of Proper Dental Treatment
If you have cavities or missing teeth, it is extremely important to seek treatment right away. Untreated cavities can grow and affect the nerves and roots. Leaving missing teeth untreated can have a negative effect on the neighboring teeth and reduce the health of the jawbone tissue as well. Dental implants not only provide natural-looking replacements for missing teeth but also stimulate the jawbone to promote healthy bone growth.
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If you need treatment for tooth loss in Eden Prairie, MN, give our office a call today. Dr. Sánchez can evaluate your unique situation and determine the best course of treatment to restore your healthy smile.