One common reason that patients seek the treatment of our North Haven dentist
, Dr. Azra Saleem, is to resolve their problems associated with tooth loss. Tooth loss can make it difficult to speak properly, to eat normally, and to simply feel confident in your outward appearance. Tooth loss can occur for any number of reasons. We are here to inform you about some of these reasons for your own benefit, and to possibly prevent your own tooth loss in the future. In some cases, teeth are congenitally absent. In most cases, this means that there was a baby tooth present, but after the baby tooth fell out there was no adult tooth to fill its place.
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Congenital absence most often occurs in the upper jaw’s lateral incisors and premolars. Before dental implants are used to replace a tooth that is congenitally absent, our North Haven dentist
will carefully examine the area to make sure that there are no tooth-like cysts developing and that the area is ready for the procedure. Another common cause of tooth loss is as a result of trauma to the face, jaw, and mouth. If you ever experience trauma or injury in this area, you should visit an expert like Dr. Saleem so that we can determine if you are at risk of long-term damage or if you are in need of immediate dental work. Perhaps the most common reason for tooth loss is because of dental diseases and conditions. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, often results in tooth loss if it is not treated in a timely manner. In addition to causing tooth loss, untreated periodontal disease can even affect the underlying bone in your jaw, and so should be evaluated by a professional as soon as possible. Severe tooth decay is also known to cause tooth loss or a need for tooth extraction if it is not treated in its earlier stages.
If you are already dealing with the effects of tooth loss, you should schedule an appointment with our North Haven dentist
to go over treatment options. Dr. Saleem often recommends the use of dental implants if you are missing one or few teeth, as they are highly effective and natural in their appearance and functioning. If you are missing most or all of your teeth, an option like fixed or removable dentures (full or partial) may be the best option for you. We look forward to working with you and getting you feeling great about your smile again.
Dental Implants North Haven
41 North Colony Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
By Dr. Azra Saleem
January 29, 2014