While many people assume that they will never need dentures or prosthetic dentistry because they take such good care of their teeth, and that dentures are relatively uncommon, more people have dentures than you might think. 60% of respondents in a recent Prevention.com survey said that they don’t expect to need dentures because of the care they take of their teeth. However, it turns out that 20 million women over the age of 40 wear dentures currently, and the number of American adults who need dentures is projected to increase from 33.6 million in 1991 to roughly 37.9 million people by 2020. If you experience some of these 8 warning signs, dentures may be in your future as well.
You Don’t Have Regular Dental Visits
Semi-annual dental visits prevent small and easily corrected problems from becoming large issues which result in the necessity of dentures and prosthetic dentistry. These visits are crucial to keeping gum disease and tooth decay at bay, which are the primary causes of tooth loss.
Your Gums Are Swollen, Red, Tender, Or Bleeding
These are the classic stages of gum inflammation, which eventually result in more severe periodontal disease if not taken care of. Gum disease is the cause of 70% of tooth loss. In the early stages, this is easily fixable with better home hygiene and more teeth cleanings at the dentist.
Your Teeth Are Shifting, Loose, Or Have Gaps Between Them
When teeth shift position or gain gaps, bone loss may be the problem. Loose teeth mean you are experiencing the advanced stages of gum disease and will likely require dentures or prosthetic dentistry.
You Have A Toothache
Severe pain can often be a sign that decay has progressed so much that it has begun to attack the nerve center of a tooth. Caught early, a simple filling can easily fix this. Left untreated, more costly and invasive procedures may be required.
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