Is it unhealthy to lose a tooth?
Facing the loss of a tooth can be devastating. However, sometimes removing a tooth is the best way to protect your oral health and your remaining teeth, like in the case of an infection or damage to your tooth beyond what root canal therapy can repair. However, it is also a good idea to replace your tooth as soon as possible to protect your health and well being.
A tooth that is not replaced can lead to a host of issues such as:
- Loss of confidence and depression
- Poor diet and nutrition
- Loss of bone mass in your jawbone
- Contributing to systemic issues such as heart disease and diabetes
- Shifting of your healthy teeth resulting in bite misalignment
There Are Options For Missing Teeth
The good news is that modern dentistry offers excellent replacement options such as dental implants that will restore both your tooth and your oral health. If you are facing a tooth extraction in Webster Groves, MO, Dr. Matthew Wenzel can guide you through the process from start to finish, and discuss your best options for replacing your tooth with you.
Don't let a missing or failing tooth compromise your health! Contact Webster Groves Dental to learn more about your options.