Tooth loss is a fairly common problem that a lot of people deal with at some stage in their life. In fact you might be surprised to know, in the US, 69% of adults between 35-44 years old have lost at least one permanent tooth. There are a number of causes for this particularly high report of adult tooth loss:
The good news is, the most difficult part is over! You've booked in your surgery, turned up on the day, are on the other side of the anesthetic and surgery, and you're ready to be picked up and taken home.
Here's the part where a lot of people go wrong - oral surgery doesn't end once you leave the clinic. To make sure you get the best results, and give your body the best chance at recovering without any further complications, you've got to have an aftercare recovery plan in place.
If you take a look at the relatively primitive tools that dentists used a few decades ago, you'll realise that it probably wasn't the best time to have dental problems.
Thankfully, innovators are constantly engaged in improving dental tools and procedures to make sure that, when it comes to a visit to your dentist, every appointment is better than the last.Here are 5 innovations in dentistry that you should be aware of: