How tooth loss is linked to mental and physical decline
- Posted on: Aug 30 2021
With continued research into oral health, studies continue to show the link between tooth loss and certain concerns such as physical decline and impacted mental health and wellness. Even though these concerns can arise during the process of aging, research performed shows that patients with tooth loss may also be dealing with other concerns including Alzheimer’s, declined mental ability, and worse performance in walking speed. Georgios Tsakos of the University College of London performed a study and found that total tooth loss was linked to these concerns and could be precursor to this and socioeconomic factors.
What can be done about tooth loss?
It is important that Golden, CO area patients ask Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi about the benefits of addressing tooth loss as soon as possible for their overall health and wellness. Tooth loss can occur for a variety of reasons, whether it be periodontal disease, severe cavities, or injury. With replacement options, patients can restore the beauty and function of their smile, while in some cases, maintaining their physical and mental health!
Tooth loss options to consider include:
- Partial dentures
- Full dentures
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
- Implant-supported dentures
Which treatment is right for me?
We encourage patients to call our office and consult with our team to find out which treatment is right for them, especially when they are faced with tooth loss or extraction. All of these options are available, but not everyone is a proper candidate. Discussing your unique needs and the budget you have for tooth replacement can help in choosing the right tooth replacement option for a patient. We can evaluate an individual and speak to him or her about the options that will fit their needs.
Schedule an appointment with the team at Golden Dental Solutions
Golden, CO patients interested in learning more about how tooth loss is impacting their oral and overall health, now is the time to connect with Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi of Golden Dental Solutions. The office is located at 1218 Arapahoe Street and can be reached by calling (303) 277-9600. Golden Dental Solutions is accepting new patients and families.
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