Even though getting a simple smile from a stranger can be one of the nicest things in the world, many people don’t take enough care of their teeth or they put up with painful toothaches because they are scared of the dentist. Despite recent advances in dental technology, many people are still afraid to have unhealthy teeth extracted because they are worried about having gaps in their smile. However, this does not have to be the case, and keeping unhealthy teeth can have very negative consequences. It is always advisable to visit a dental clinic if you are worried about your teeth or oral hygiene.
A loose tooth can be painful, and constantly having to think about what you can eat, because you are worried that the tooth may fall out, can be incredibly stressful. Food particles can get lodged under a wobbly tooth and it is very difficult to keep these areas properly clean. Food that is trapped under a wobbly tooth may start to rot. This will inevitably lead to bad breath and may eventually develop into an infection. Consult with a dentist to see what treatments they recommend. Extractions are not necessary in all cases, but if a tooth has to be extracted, it is now possible to insert an immediate dental implant straight into the socket that the old tooth has been removed from. Immediate implants offer the benefit of inserting a new prosthetic tooth at the time of extraction, which should then be fully functional on the same day. This procedure can help to save patients’ time and money and could be a better option for you than having two or more entirely separate extraction and implantation surgeries.
If you have an accident or find yourself in a situation where you suddenly lose a tooth, dentists advise you to visit an emergency dental surgery as soon as possible. If possible, try to find the missing tooth and take it with you; It may be possible to reattach it. If reattachment procedures are followed very quickly and the tooth is kept in the right conditions, success rates are high. If you cannot find the tooth or it is not possible to reattach it, it is still essential to speak to your dentist quickly as they will need to check that the whole tooth has been removed or else a serious infection could occur. If you have lost a tooth in an accident, it is still possible to have immediate dental implants as long as you visit the dentist promptly. If you want to replace the missing tooth with an implant, it is important to visit the dentist as soon as possible because after a few days, the gum will grow down into the socket and make it harder to put an implant into place.
If you know that you are about to lose a tooth, it is advised that you talk to your dentist before your tooth comes out, because doing so will maximise the possibility of having an immediate dental implant. If you lose a tooth in an accident, try to take action as promptly as possible.