Exposed Roots Can Lead to More Than Just Mouth Pain
Posted on 8/23/2021 by Hilton Israelson, DDS
The tooth root sits below the gumline and plays an important role in anchoring your tooth to the jaw bone. When you have an exposed tooth root, it could be due to damage to your teeth or gums. An exposed tooth root can trigger sensitivity and sharp pain. Without immediate treatment, exposed roots could lead to oral infections that could be severe. This is why it is important to come to our offices for check-ups and possible treatment immediately after you experience signs of an exposed root.
Other Complications of Exposed Tooth Roots
You already know that exposed tooth roots are the biggest cause of tooth sensitivity. However, there is more than just tooth sensitivity. Exposed roots can cause severe conditions that could result in tooth loss. They could make your teeth appear longer than normal, affecting your smile. Furthermore, you could also experience swollen, red, or bleeding gums due to exposed tooth roots.
Getting this condition treated early will help prevent further damage. However, if you fail to treat it, it could lead to the development of periodontal disease. This is an advanced form of gum disease that can destroy the soft tissues and bones that support the teeth. As a result, you could also experience tooth loss. Advanced cases of periodontitis will make your tooth become loose and fall out.
Experiencing an exposed tooth can be alarming and quite uncomfortable. However, you shouldn't worry. All you have to do is come to our offices and let our professionals treat it. Our professionals are highly specialized in fixing exposed tooth roots. Getting treated early is vital. After treatment, you should avoid taking certain foods until you are fully healed. Avoid chewing on hard foods like ice that could undo the treatment. If you have exposed roots, visit our offices for diagnosis and treatment before it escalates.