Is It Worth Repairing My Failing Teeth?
The answer to this question is a resounding, YES! Fear of the dentist, lack of insurance or even funds for the deductible are reasons to avoid regular dentist check ups to our local dental health professional. But it is important to take care of your failing teeth before it’s too late.
Why Are My Teeth Failing?
Tooth enamel is one of the hardest tissues in your body. Your teeth begin to fail because the enamel covering them begins to fade, leaving the tooth compromised. There are numerous reasons for the need for tooth repair such as:
Poor dental hygiene
Daily brushing, rinsing with fluoride and flossing is imperative to keep your teeth healthy.
Things such as smoking, ice chewing, and excessive intake of things such as wine, coffee or sugary snacks can lead to the downfall of your teeth’s regular health.
Teeth grinding (also known as bruxism)
This is a common thing for people, especially in times of great stress. This weakens the teeth causing cracks and discomfort.
Other factors also include things from playing contact sports without a mouth guard to tongue piercings. Accidents are also a common cause for a problematic mouth.
How Do I Know My Teeth Are Failing?
There are many levels of failing teeth, but the signs will show you quickly if you learn to pay attention to what your mouth is telling you.
This is caused by the beginnings of tooth decay and/or gum disease. This also includes hypersensitivity to hot or cold temperatures. It can be quite painful and is not fixed simply by over the counter pain relievers and chewing with the other side of your mouth. A toothache is caused by an underlying issue such as infection or worn off enamel.
Many factors can affect the teeth causing discoloration. Things such as what we ingest, play a major role. If you’ve ever eaten a grape popsicle and ended up with a purple mouth, you know this feeling. Other factors such as smoking and coffee may lead to surface stains as well. However, gum disease may also be the cause of your teeth being stained from the inside.
Cavities or a chipped/cracked tooth
When the enamel becomes worn, it leaves our teeth susceptible to debris. This can cause holes in our teeth that will need to be repaired by a dental professional before an infection develops, which can sometimes lead to heart problems, stroke, and even death.
Rotting teeth, gum disease (gingivitis) and impacted teeth are also common ailments that will need attention. As well as crooked teeth, which can bring about pain in the jaw.
How Do I Repair My Failing Teeth?
Modern dentistry has an array of options to help you with your teeth woes. Depending on the severity of your problem they can guide you swiftly through the process. Whether you need something as simple as a sealant to keep your teeth strong or as complex as a root canal or a crown. A simple consultation can easily get your teeth on the road to recovery.
Are you ready to start your journey towards better oral health? Call us today at (912) 354-1366 to schedule your appointment.