Do you need to get dentures?
Maybe you always thought that dentures were something only other people needed but you never thought you would need yourself. If so, then you are not the only one who has ever thought that. In fact, over half of the people who were asked if they would use dentures after it had been recommended by their dental professional, said they would decline. They said they took good care of their teeth, so it would be impossible that their dentist would think that they would even consider wearing dentures.
Oral health problems such as tooth loss do not occur overnight. However, when you skip doing some of the dental habits that you should follow, then your dental problems could end up being worse. The following are some of the most common warning signs that you may need to wear dentures at some point:
Missed dental appointments
Whether you purposely procrastinate, or your schedule is getting in your way, it is critical to visit the dentist once every six months at least to ensure that you don’t end up needing to wear dentures. Visiting the dentist twice a year will help to greatly reduce the chances that you will develop tooth decay or gum disease. In terms of tooth loss, those are the two main culprits.
Bleeding or swollen gums
Classic gum problem symptoms, including gum inflammation, always are a sign of more serious issues. A simple gingivitis case can turn into serious periodontal disease. Usually, these types of gum problems result in tooth loss. Fortunately, gum problems don’t predict automatically having to wear dentures at some point in the future. However, if you have bleeding or swollen gums, you should visit the dentist as soon as possible.
Gaps in between teeth grow wider
Whenever the space in between your teeth grows larger, you might have a problem with bone loss that you don’t know about. The silent killer here might be gum disease, and the only one who can tell you that you have a serious gum problem that needs to be worked on is a dental professional. Before the problem progresses too much, go to the dentist to have a checkup. They will be able to perform the procedures that are necessary to prevent having to wear dentures later.
You might not want to wear dentures; however, your current lifestyle and diet may be leading you directly to them. Using dentures is more prevalent than many people think it is. Although adults are the ones who wear dentures the most, it is projected that the need for wearing dentures will be doubling due to the current diet that most people are following.
Despite this fact, you can control whether you’re going to need to wear dentures in the future.
With help from our dentist, Dr. Gibrayel, you can ensure you don’t end up needing to wear dentures, or even view it as an option that you must consider.