Tooth loss is defined as a condition where one or more teeth tends to become loose and come off. It is a natural process in baby teeth but when it happens in adults, it is a sign of tooth decay along with other problems associated with ageing. The symptoms here include a loose tooth that seems to be waiting to fall off. Problems in the gums, erosion and other forms of tooth decay.
HOW IS TOOTH LOSS DIAGNOSED?
To diagnose the condition the dentist will perform a physical examination and ask for details of medical history along with lifestyle details. The doctor may suggest tests which can be blood tests, x-rays, etc.
HOW IS TOOTH LOSS TREATED?
Replacing the lost teeth is the treatment the Dentists decide to perform and there are options available to the doctor to do this. It includes dental implants and bridges. An implant done perfectly can leave the appearance as if the person has natural teeth.
DID YOU KNOW?
Tooth loss typically begins around age six and continues until age twelve. The upper and lower central incisors are shed at age six to seven years. The upper and lower lateral incisors are shed at seven to eight years. The upper canines are shed at ten to twelve years. The lower canines are shed at nine to twelve years. The upper and lower first molars are shed at nine to eleven years. The upper and lower second molars are shed at ten to twelve years