Will a Rotten Tooth Eventually Fall Out?
Will a Rotten Tooth Eventually Fall Out?
What are your options when you have a decayed tooth? Maybe you have noticed that you have a really rotten-looking tooth that needs attention but is wondering if you can wait it out. This tooth is unsightly and affects your overall health. You need to have it taken care of as soon as possible. Studies have shown that decayed teeth are linked to a variety of health issues, as well as becoming very painful.
Dentists often recommend a tooth extraction for a tooth that has become too decayed to save. This tooth extraction procedure is not as difficult as it may sound, and most patients are able to get over the unpleasant feeling of losing a tooth in just a few hours. However, some tooth extractions are much more invasive than others. People have different levels of pain tolerance too. Having a tooth extracted by a professional is very important since they can determine if there are other health factors to take into consideration.
Losing a tooth is quite normal for a child. This is a natural process that occurs and typically isn’t painful at all. As the adult teeth start to come in they push out the baby teeth. However, this isn’t the case when you are an adult with a rotten tooth. You will need to see a dentist and have a professional tooth extraction. This will ensure that you get all of the tooth and don’t leave anything behind that could cause infection later down the road.
After the extraction of an infected or decayed tooth, our dentists will provide you with antibiotics to take for around 10-14 days. We will also prescribe painkillers to alleviate any associated pain with the extraction.
How Do You Know if a Tooth is Rotten?
Tooth decay is a common dental problem. It may start with a tooth-colored lesion, followed by a cavity or tooth sensitivity. Tooth decay can be detected by looking for any of these signs.
The easiest way to detect tooth decay is by taking a close look at your teeth. Teeth that are rotting will have either cavities or sensitivity. You should also have Dr. Furlan detect any deeper problems through x-rays because they will not be visible on the surface of the teeth. You might not know what’s going on if you don’t visit your dentist regularly. The team at Dentique Dental Spa recommends coming in for a check and clean every 6 months.
Some people may notice stains on their teeth caused by bacteria buildup from sugary foods and drinks, but this isn’t always an indicator of decaying teeth as well. Don’t wait until your teeth have turned dark or discolored as this is a good indication it is past time to see your dentist.
The Link Between Oral Health and Overall Health!
Dental issues are not just cavities and gingivitis. Oral health can impact our general well-being. The mouth is a window into the body, and oral health problems often mask symptoms of other systemic diseases.
Oral health is not just about teeth. It also includes the gums, teeth, tongue, cheeks, lips, roof of the mouth, and jawbone. Good oral hygiene means that it is important to maintain and protect all of these areas in order to avoid any complications in the future.
There are many causes of oral disease such as poor diet and lack of good oral hygiene practices, leading to plaque buildup on teeth that destroys tooth enamel through acids or bacterial byproducts. The consequences range from tooth decay to gum disease to tooth loss or additional health issues.
If you have a rotting tooth, it might fall out eventually on its own. However, why risk your health? Seek the assistance of a professional experienced dentist when you have a question about the health of a tooth.
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In any emergency case, we invite you to call our office right away. Not only is it important to eliminate the pain but neglecting the emergency issue can potentially result in long-term or permanent damage. We are ready to handle all of your emergency dental needs. You can also use our online appointment form below or visit the contact us page of our website.