Coping With Newly Extracted Teeth With Dentures?

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Hello, I’m 18 years old and just pulled out my 1st molars. My doctor advised me to make dentures so that my other teeth would not shift to fill the empty space. Is this true?

1 Answer:

Hi val,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

The process of tooth extraction can be used as an alternative solution to various problems, for example, a cavity that is severe enough to leave only a very minimal crown, an infection in a tooth that is prone to spreading to other surrounding tissues, a tooth that is too dense, an impacted tooth , etc. However, this treatment should not stop with just tooth extraction.

After the extraction of the 1st molar, the gaps between the teeth can cause changes in the overall structure of your teeth, gums, and jaw. This change usually takes the form of shifting or decreasing the teeth and gums around the site of the tooth extraction to fill in the gaps in the empty teeth. This condition, if not treated early, can cause structural disorders of the jaw that are prone to make you experience pain, not only limited to the jaw area, but can also spread to the entire head. This pain can be mild to severe and interfere with your daily activities. It is for this reason that doctors often advise people who have had their teeth extracted to use dentures to fill in the gaps between empty teeth.

You can consult this directly with the experts, namely the dentist. With his competence, he certainly better understands what kind of handling steps are right for you to do so as not to cause bad effects in the future. If it is true that you need to use dentures, the doctor can refer you to a prosthodontist specialist for further treatment.

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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