Tooth Loss: Factors Which Causes This Dental Problem

The major reason for us to fall prey to multiple dental problems is that we do not take care of our teeth. This in turn becomes a reason for tooth loss and other dental problems such as gingivitis, periodontal diseases. Eventually we undergo treatments such tooth extraction, root canal treatment, tooth whitening and many more. As per researchers there are 8 factors which cause tooth loss. These are mentioned below:

• You may experience this dental problem if you are 35 years old.
• Males are prone to this dental condition.
• Those who have never undergone professional dental care are also affected quite often.
• Smokers are at a higher risk.
• Diabetic patients
• Suffering from High blood pressure
• Suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis.
• Suffering from a recurrent gum disease.

Certain factors such as your age and sex might not be the reason for tooth loss but others can deeply impact your dental health.

The most important reason for tooth loss is gum disease or periodontal disease. It is a global problem and most of us are affected by it. It has been found in various studies that men are more likely to suffer from this dental problem than women. Although age and sex does not impact your dental condition, per the same study, it was found that people who were 35 years old are susceptible to this dental condition. Smoking is another reason and nearly three out of ten patients were smokers or ex-smokers.

It has also been found that a staggering 40% of the patients have never taken help from a professional dentist. Moreover 13% were those who have opted for dental care by visiting dental clinic in the last six months before their tooth extraction was done. A shocking figure of 60% said that they hardly brushed their teeth and only 16% were those who brushed twice a day. This is an alarming figure and clearly indicates that people do not realize the importance of brushing their teeth and its impact on their dental health.

These were not just the only reasons for poor dental health. Most of the patients suffered from other diseases and problems such as diabetes. It was found that 1 out of 5 patients suffered from diabetes type 2. There is a clear connection between diabetes and gum disease. One in ten patients suffered from high blood pressure. This was commonly found among women.

Whether you believe it or not but whenever a tooth loss happens, it affects the alveolar bone. Eventually the gum tissues and bone starts to deteriorate. However the loss just does not end there. With tooth loss and alveolar bone loss you will start losing the basal bone and this eventually disturbs the whole structure of teeth. This is the reason why we need to take professional dental help. Visiting your dentist twice a year will ensure that the teeth and mouth are healthy and you do not suffer from any other problem.

Treatments such as dental implants are available to overcome tooth loss and have proved to be really effective. Consult your dentist and let them know the complete condition such as your overall health and the medications that you have been taking recently. Co-operate with them for improving overall dental health.

Dr. Sunil Phol is a cosmetic dentistry specialist in Thailand. Having nearly 2 decades of experience, he believes that as we grow, we become less careful towards our health and because of our erratic eating habits we spoil our mouth and teeth to a great extent. So here he is letting out all the knowledge that he can, related to teeth problems and some common procedures that is carried out.

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