Do you always presume that dentures are for other people and not you? Well, think again. In fact, you might be having some of the symptoms suggesting that you'll need dentures without even knowing it. Dentures are designed technically and artistically to replace your teeth whenever you lose them. They are supported by a special bony structure to ensure that they are strong enough to function just as your old set of teeth. Losing natural teeth can be a traumatic experience. The best way to prepare for this experience is by understanding some of the symptoms indicating that you are bound to have dentures fitted in your mouth. Here is a discussion that will help you:
Tender, Red, Swollen and Bleeding Gums
Tender, red, swollen and bleeding gums are the complete recipe for possible tooth loss. All these are signs of the gum inflammation from the initial stages of mild gingivitis to the severe and advanced periodontal disease. Even though you can avoid this condition by caring for your teeth properly, prevention may not always be possible in some cases. This is because of genetic disease causing factors inherited within the family tree. Gum disease elevates the risk of tooth loss, especially in adulthood. If you do not address the disease early or fail to acquire treatment consistently, then you are likely to lose your teeth. This will force you to get dentures.
Complications after Physical Injury
Physical injury to your mouth can lead to immediate or subsequent loss of teeth. A blunt force to your mouth from ordinary accidents, fights or sporting activities can destabilise teeth, lead to internal bleeding or cause infection after some time. Such complications are a likely cause for resorting to dentures.
Severe toothaches are an indication that tooth decay has gradually been eating away the protective layer of your tooth, and the effects have reached the inner living tissues. The pain is a result of nerve impulses transmitted to the brain as a sign that the living tissues have been adversely affected. Severe tooth decay is often irreparable, forcing the dentist to remove the infected teeth and replace them with dentures.
Loose and Shifting Teeth
Nutritional issues can lead to loosely fitting teeth or teeth that can't maintain their natural position (they keep shifting). This causes uneven spacing and gaps between teeth especially in cases where periodontal disease is the hidden problem catalysing loss of bone structures. In such a case, dentures may be the preferred option to help you regain a normal looking dentition.
Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved stories about the past. Whether the stories were about horses, wars, exploration or even dentistry, I loved to hear them. I find that knowing the history of something helps it to make sense and feel approachable. I know that some people have dental anxiety, and I too have suffered, but I also feel like the more you know about dental work and its history, the easier it is. This blog is dedicated to exploring the history of dentistry – What did ancient people use for fillings? How did early dentists numb their patients? Who was the first dentist? Those are just some of the questions I plan to answer here. Ready? Okay, let's dive into the history of dentistry together!