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One Missing Tooth Affects Other Teeth As Well As Your Gums

Posted on 11/9/2020 by Dr. Yokoyama
One Missing Tooth Affects Other Teeth As Well As Your GumsYou might downplay how devastating it is to have a missing tooth, and how such an experience impacts on the general health and the status of your oral cavity. In addition to the discomfort associated with a missing tooth, there are many other related effects of the missing tooth to the adjacent teeth and gums. Let us delve into the impact of a missing tooth on the other tooth as well as your gums:

The Impact of a Missing Tooth on Your Gums

The gap left behind by a missing tooth greatly exposes the gum beneath, which eventually results in the wear and tear of the exposed tissue, leading to erosion of the affected area. An exposed gum is a likely candidate for several types of gum diseases, with the commonest being gum sensitivity. Gum sensitivity is a result of the erosion of the gum tissue, exposing the underlying nerves which become sensitive to different stimuli.

The Effects of a Missing Tooth on Other Teeth

The existing gap resulting from a missing tooth also greatly impacts the stability and strength of adjacent teeth. The functionality of teeth in the oral cavity greatly depends on each other, with their stability impacted by any break of the continuity. The gap left by a missing tooth also allows food debris and other sugary particles to pile up and get trapped in and around the adjacent teeth, a precursor to dental decay.

The gap left behind by a missing tooth might look harmless in the general outlook, but a closer look and you will appreciate the impact of a missing tooth and the need to find a replacement to fill the gap. If you have a missing tooth, contact us, we help you fix the problem and prevent the effects of the missing tooth on other teeth and your gums.

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