When one or more teeth get completely dislodged from the root, the condition is known as Tooth Loss. The loss of tooth can occur due to poor upkeep of the teeth, termed poor oral hygiene. This can lead to formation of plaque which can also cause the uprooting of the teeth. People with diabetes, heavy smokers and those whose nutritional habits are poor are more susceptible to lose their teeth than the others.
HOW IS TOOTH LOSS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Tooth Loss is usually not needed in kids as the natural milk teeth gives way to regular teeth. However, in older people a regular check up is advised.
HOW IS TOOTH LOSS TREATED?
There are three basic ways to replace a missing tooth or teeth, including a fixed dental bridge, dentures, and dental implants. Each alternative has its own benefits and drawbacks.
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