Dental trauma is a common occurrence in the United States, but it can cause permanent damage to the teeth, leading to permanent dental complications and long-term health issues.
Dentists and dentists have been able to save teeth by filling them with cement or cementitious material to repair cavities or fill in the missing areas, but the damage caused by dental trauma can be irreversible.
The condition is referred to as cavitation.
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research reports that more than 3.5 million Americans have suffered from dental trauma since 2000, and nearly a quarter of the cases are associated with dental implants, or braces, which may be left unplugged, unsecured and/or improperly connected to other parts of the body.
More than 20 percent of those with cavitation have chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, asthma, kidney disease, or cancer, and those who suffer from cavitation may have other chronic diseases, too, including asthma, hypertension, high cholesterol and obesity.
Dental trauma can cause the jaw to become weak, or to lose its ability to move.
If the jaw is not properly aligned and the jawbone is not perfectly aligned, the teeth may be forced together and may not fully retract into the jaw.
Dr. David Goss, an orthodontist in the Dental Institute of Wisconsin, said he can only guess as to the number of people who have suffered dental trauma from dental implants or braces.
He said the number is much higher than we realize.
“They have a lot of people,” Goss said.
“You get people who just don’t have teeth and people who do have teeth who have to have braces because they can’t get a normal jaw to work properly.”
Goss said he doesn’t recommend dental implants.
“It’s a big risk,” he said.
“If it’s not connected to the jaw, it’s really not a good idea,” he added.
But Dr. Scott Worthe, a plastic surgeon in Milwaukee, said if a dentist does not take steps to prevent dental trauma, it could lead to a long list of complications.
Worthe said a dentist can create a fracture in a tooth by twisting the jaw when the implant is installed, but then the dentist cannot fully secure the implant.
“If you do not do a proper seal, it is really hard to get the jaw back,” he explained.
Werthe said people should not have dental implants that are not properly connected to their jawbone.
He added that people who suffer dental trauma should have a dental hygienist check on their teeth regularly, as well as follow the instructions in their prescriptions.
“A good dental hygerist will tell you when it’s time to have a check-up,” Wortth said.
Worth noting, dental implants are usually made with a soft material, not cement.
The Dental Center of Wisconsin said they were not able to find data on the prevalence of dental trauma in the state, but said it is possible that there are more people who are not adequately prepared to properly care for their teeth and that dentists are underreporting the prevalence and severity of dental injury to prevent the disease from increasing.Dr