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Tooth Loss: Treatment, Cost and Side Effects

What is the Tooth Loss? How is the Tooth Loss treatment done? Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?) Who is not eligible for the treatment? Are there any side effects? What are the post-treatment guidelines? How long does it take to recover? What is the price of the treatment in India? Are the results of the treatment permanent? What are the alternatives to the treatment?

What is the Tooth Loss?

There are various reasons for loss of tooth. Reasons include poor dental conditions or hygiene, which arises from improper brushing and flossing. This leads to the development of gum diseases and formation of cavities. Cavities can form if there is tooth decay ongoing. Cavities begin when the surface of the tooth hasn’t been cleaned correctly and as a result of this plaque starts to develop. This is one of the first signs of tooth decay. Over time the plaque will keep weakening the topmost layer of the tooth that is formed of enamel. This plaque formation over time starts to damage the root. Because of this the affected tooth can become loose and fall out resultantly.

Another glaring reason of tooth loss is gum disorder. Similarly like dental cavities the underlying cause of gum disease is plaque. Although a little plaque formation is not harmful but a few kinds of bacteria are and they can be the trigger behind various gum diseases. One of the major issues of gum diseases is that it goes undetected. Gum diseases are painless so by the time it is diagnosed a considerable degree has already been caused. Over time gum diseases can lead to weakening of your ligaments and bone.

Some symptoms of gum diseases include soreness, loosening of your tooth, abscessed gums, issues with biting, gum infections, inflammation and bleeding from the gums.

How is the Tooth Loss treatment done?

If you have been diagnosed with having gum disease then you will be required to regularly visit the dentist for cleaning and full periodontal evaluation.

If a particular tooth has become damaged because of gum disease or poor dental hygiene then the dentist might be required to removed the damaged tooth portion and put in dental implants. A dental implant surgical procedure is a method of replacing the tooth roots with screwlike posts made of metal that replace teeth that may have gone missing or may have become damaged.

The way the implantation surgery has been performed is largely dependent on the condition of the jawbone and the sort of implantation required. A dental implantation operation is comprised of various procedures. The reason why implantation is opted is to provide strong support to the new teeth that will be put in place. The implants are put in on the jawbone. Here, they perform the role of the roots for the missing teeth. The titanium inside the implant combines with the jawbone thereby making it difficult for the implants to slip or cause any bone injury in a way that a denture might.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

People who are missing either one single tooth or more, people whose jawbones have developed completely, people who have an overall healthy oral tissue, people who are otherwise not keen on wearing dentures, those who wish to better their speech and those who are comfortable to committing a number of months are eligible to go for this kind of treatment procedure.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

There are a number of reasons why certain people shouldn’t go for dental implants. People who do not have an overall good health, or those suffering from diabetes with a bad healing time whether its type 1 or type 2 are not allowed to go for a dental implant surgery. This is because their weak immunity will make it exceedingly difficult for the soft tissue and bone to recover. Also, people with certain immunodeficiency problems and those who are pregnant are not eligible to go for this treatment.

Are there any side effects?

Dental implants stand a chance of failure if the jawbone hasn’t properly combined to the implant. There might be permanent or even temporary nerve damage. The nerve damage can result from a dental implantation surgery leading to tingling or a numbing sensation.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

The post-treatment guidelines for a tooth loss recovery surgery or dental implant surgery is a lot similar to most other surgical procedures- engaging in strenuous physical activities can lead to profuse bleeding from the site of the surgery. Certain post-surgery side effects might include swelling and pain. Should these occur, you are advised to contact your dentist right away.

How long does it take to recover?

It might take a few days to a few weeks to recover from a dental implant surgery. During which time taking your medications on time and also taking ample amounts of rest is absolutely necessary.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The price of a dental implant surgery in India could cost you around Rs.35,000- Rs. 50,000 approximately

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The result of a dental implant surgery is permanent

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

Although dental implantation surgery is the best possible treatment method you can opt for because they are really long-lasting and in certain cases even permanent, there are a few alternatives for those who are not in good health to go for the surgery or find it extremely costly. Such alternatives include the option of partial or full denture, a fixed bridge supported by teeth and resin-bonded bridge.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am 23 years old female. I have a dislocated tooth. Is there any option other than braces to solve the problem.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Solan
Ya another option is removal of dislocated tooth and replace it with fixed dentures like bridge or implant.

Hi, My Son is 5 years old and he lost his upper teeth 2 months ago. How long will it take for the new teeth to come out? Should I do any treatment?

Dentist, Kota
usual timings are bit late for upper front teeth, though this has fallen early as per routine, so wait for 3 months if it doesn't come then go for examination.

Helo, I am suffering from teeth budge and also it is not too much budging. This is happen because of sprouts (chana) then what should I do?

BDS, MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Gurgaon
it can be due to a cavity in your tooth that is infected. sprouts block pus exit. get it checked for need of RCT

I am 20 years old but I had one milk teeth which had not fallen. Now side milk teeth have fallen. Does a new teeth will come or not? Please suggest me

Dentist, Kota
You need an opg (full mouth radiograph) to check presence, position of tooth and possibility of treatment.

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