Category: Tooth Loss

Receiving A Dental Implant To Hold Your Replacement Tooth

If you do not address tooth loss at all, you can experience worsening consequences that affect your oral health and appearance. A missing tooth makes you more likely to suffer more losses, and it can interfere with your ability to comfortably bite and chew food. To address these problems, our Redmond, OR dentist’s office can… Read more »

What Does Tooth Loss Really Mean for Your Smile?

Depending on the cause of your tooth loss, it could mean that an underlying oral health concern has grown too severe. Or, it could mean that your emergency dental trauma was serious enough to knock a tooth out. In most cases, though, what tooth loss really means for your smile is that it now faces… Read more »

3 Ways Replacing Lost Teeth Restores Your Smile

Smile restoration can mean many different things, depending on what your smile needs, exactly. If you’ve experienced tooth loss, for instance, then you’ll need to replace the teeth you’ve lost in order to restore your smile’s health, appearance, and function. While this may seem obvious, the specific ways in which replacing lost teeth restores your… Read more »

Important Notes About Addressing Tooth Loss

Everyone who experiences tooth loss experiences it differently. For some, it means losing and having to replace a single tooth. For others, it may mean having to rebuild their entire upper and/or lower dental ridges to severe tooth loss. In any case, the importance of replacing the lost teeth as soon as possible is undeniable,… Read more »

Tips on How to Lower Your Risks of Tooth Loss

As often as it occurs, it’s understandable why many people think they’re bound to lose one or more teeth as they get older. However, in many cases, they aren’t; tooth loss is most often the result of a dental issues, like gum disease, that could have been prevented or treated before the tooth was lost…. Read more »

When Tooth Loss Is Unexpected

For many people, losing a tooth is the result of an untreated dental concern, like gum disease. They may not have expected to lose the tooth by the time sought treatment, but the fact that they have severe gum disease likely isn’t a surprise. However, many patients experience tooth loss as the result of a… Read more »

Clarifying Some Things About Tooth Extraction

Being told that you need to extract a tooth can be disconcerting in a few different ways. For example, it means losing the tooth for good and dealing with the impacts of the loss. Also, depending on the reason why, you may also feel disheartened that your oral health has gotten to the point of… Read more »

Does Extraction Make Sense for Your Damaged Tooth?

Tooth extraction isn’t a particularly appealing prospect. The whole idea is to keep your teeth throughout your lifetime, so why would you voluntarily remove one of them? In some cases, the best course of action for your long-term oral health is to remove a damaged tooth. You should know, that in cases where extraction is… Read more »

A Problem Tooth Could Require Extraction

Losing a tooth as an adult is never an attractive prospect, but in some cases, it’s the best option for your long-term oral health. You’re likely already familiar with wisdom tooth extraction. This is a common preventive practice to circumvent the possibility of a tooth becoming impacted. In cases of severe damage or infection for… Read more »

You Can Always Overcome Tooth Loss

Have you suffered adult tooth loss? This experience can be traumatic and frustrating. It can be incredibly discouraging as well. Missing teeth lead to a loss in confidence, and make it difficult to enjoy the same foods that you did before tooth loss. When faced with this difficult situation, it may be easy to fall… Read more »