Usually people visit their dentist every six months or so, and any issues with their teeth are picked up and addressed at that time However, there may be many reasons that you have not been able to visit the dentist so regularly. Perhaps you have a fear of the dentist, perhaps you have lived abroad for a while or maybe you just have not had the funds to do it.
Whatever the reason, you may find yourself with more than one issue to deal with. Loose or missing teeth, or pain when eating, or even twinges of pain when eating certain foods can indicate something is going on with your teeth. It is time for a full mouth rehabilitation assessment to ensure there is no disease illness or infection.
Why Choose A Full Mouth Rehabilitation Procedure?
The benefits of a full mouth rehabilitation are many. A dental practitioner can assess your whole mouth, not just an area that you may have a problem. Sometimes, there can be an issue with adjoining teeth as well. Or maybe your gums have an infection, and that is spreading to more parts of your mouth. You don’t want to have replacement teeth, unless it is avoidable, but sometimes this can be the only way to rectify your dental problems. This is more common if you have not visited a dentist in many years. There may be the possibility of having inlays or onlays, as well as fillings or crowns.
All this will be assessed in your session. Completing the treatment will more than likely take several sessions, or at least more than one session, depending on the work required. You may not need two sets of teeth to replace the defective ones, your dentist will advise you on the best course of action for your problem.
It may be that you have received some money in the form of a windfall or inheritance, and you have decided to spend some of it on yourself to increase your sense of self-esteem. Perhaps you can finally afford to pay to have your teeth whitened, corrected or straightened. All of these options can be considered at your consultation, but it may be the only choice is removal and replacement.
Issues With Your Jaw
One issue that should never be ignored is pain, whether that is when chewing food, grinding teeth, or simply when talking. Many people do grind their teeth, and this can affect the jaw muscles, but there may also be other issues that need addressing. Your jaw can move out of alignment, for example, and this can affect your teeth and provide pain either in your jaw, or near your ear. The pain can appear to radiate down your neck. The pain may not just be indicative of the mis-alignment, it may signal gum disease, infection or something more serious. That is why it is always best to visit your dentist as soon as you can after starting to experience pain in the jaw or mouth.