Wondering if you may need dentures? While prevention is key, sometimes the damage has gone unnoticed for too long and may be irreversible. You may be heading towards a new set of dentures if you are experiencing any of these early warning signs:
Severe toothaches: This could signal decay has made its way to the root of your tooth and is causing severe discomfort due to the nerve in the center of the tooth being attacked. Sometimes the tooth can be saved but if it is beyond a certain salvageable state, an implant or partial denture may be required.
Red and Swollen Gums: Often gum inflammation is a key indicator or periodontal disease, which is the advanced stage of gum disease. Leaving this condition untreated leads to damage to the supportive structuring of your teeth and bone loss which will result in tooth loss and the need for dentures.
Loose or moving teeth: We are unable to see what is going on below our gums in our day to day life so if you’ve recently noticed loose or shifting teeth, its usually an indicator that there is decay beneath the surface. Damage can be significant and irreversible leaving limited options for saving the originally teeth.
Difficulty chewing: Painful chewing can indicate significant damage to teeth. When it is painful to chew food, you tend to swallow larger bites which can additionally lead to indigestion. If you have noticed these symptoms for a prolonged period, it’s time to investigate what is going on with your oral health.
Missing teeth:- If you already have missing teeth, the need for dentures or implants is immediate. If the remaining teeth don’t have support, they will shift faster and become weak. When there is only a few missing teeth, implants will likely be enough to help preserve the bone structure and maintain a healthy jaw.
The thought of dentures can be scary but know there is several treatment options available. The team at Old Denture and Implant center will be more then happy to answer all your questions. As you transition into dentures, having a team that is dedicated to the most effective and innovative options in the industry will set your mind at ease. When dentures become necessary for you or a loved one, schedule a FREE consultation with us and we will be happy to go over all your options.