Losing teeth as a child is normal. This needs to happen for our second set of teeth to grow in. This second set of teeth however are the only set we will have for life, but unfortunately many people experience problems which cause them to lose one or a few or even all of their adult set of teeth.
There are many things which can lead to tooth loss – accidents such as a fall can cause a tooth to become damaged at the root and be lost, certain sports increase the risk of this. Tooth decay from cavities in the tooth left untreated eventually lead to the loss of the tooth. Gum disease is a common cause of tooth loss to, as the gums need to be strong and healthy to be able to hold the tooth in place. There are also medical conditions and certain medicines which can cause tooth loss.
All in all, there are many reasons for tooth loss, so you can see how it is a common problem. Some of the problems it can cause include a loss of confidence, speech problems, pain in the face muscles, problems with chewing food and a build up of bacteria in the gap.
However, dentistry has come on in leaps and bounds in the last few decades – gaps in teeth can be solved by using braces to pull teeth together, permanent solutions like these Arnica all on 4 dental implants, as well as convenient and easy to use dentures.