Causes Of Tooth Loss In Adults

Tooth loss can be a severe indication that there is something going on with your oral health. However, tooth loss can occur for a number of reasons, and it is vital that you find a solution as soon as possible to prevent any further damage. Restorative dentists Dr. Lynn Morgan and Dr. Forbes offer a range of missing teeth replacement options in their Severna Park, MD dental office. During your visit, Dr. Morgan and Dr. Forbes will examine your teeth to determine which replacement options will best suit your needs. Depending on your case, we may suggest dental implants, dentures, or a dental bridge as your restoration solution.

Reasons For Adult Tooth Loss

Patients can lose teeth for a number of reasons. It is important for your dentist to perform a thorough comprehensive exam to determine the reason for your tooth loss or catch any early signs of complex dental problems that may lead to tooth loss. General dentists Dr. Morgan and Dr. Forbes take the time to analyze your smile and address any problems to help promote a healthy, functional smile.

We have listed some of the most common ways to lose teeth in hopes that patients will take charge of their oral health and avoid adult tooth loss.

  • Gum Disease: In an advanced stage of gum disease patients can lose their teeth. Gum disease is an infection of the gums that breaks down the connective tissue that supports the teeth. Patients with gum disease may notice bleeding gums, halitosis, swollen gums, shifting teeth, or tooth sensitivity. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other complex dental problems.
  • Tooth Decay: Maintaining a proper oral hygiene routine and scheduling regular visits to our Severna Park dental office can reduce your risks of developing tooth decay. When patients aren’t regular brushing and flossing, plaque can form on the teeth and eventually lead to tooth decay. If tooth decay is left untreated, patients may have a higher risk of tooth loss.
  • Accidents: An accident may occur that may leave you with a cracked or fractured tooth. It is important to visit the dentist to avoid a more complex dental problem from occurring. You may even experience a knocked out tooth, which requires immediate attention.

Schedule A Visit

If you have lost a tooth, schedule a visit to our Severna Park dental office. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Forbes will work with you to provide the dental care you need to restore your smile. If you haven’t scheduled a biannual routine dental exam, take the time to schedule an appointment to ensure your teeth are healthy and function. Patients can schedule an appointment online or call our office 410.415.9015