Dealing with Tooth Loss


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When we are children, losing a tooth is often an exciting experience as we know that the tooth fairy will come and leave us a little something under our pillows, and anyway, we will grow a new one!

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When you’re an adult losing your tooth can be nothing short of devastating, but it is something many of us will go through in our lifetimes.

If you are currently experiencing tooth loss and you are struggling to cope with the way your smile has changed, here are some tips to hopefully help you through this difficult time and help you to deal better with the situation:

See a dentist

If your tooth has literally just fallen out, you may be able to save it, so call the dentist immediately and see what can be done. If that is not the case, you will still want to book an appointment with the dentist because, unless it was knocked out it could be that you are suffering from periodontal disease or some other oral illness that will need to be treated.

Accept it

Your tooth is gone and the sooner you come to terms with that, the better it will be for you. It might seem like the end of the world, but really it is not such a big deal that you will never be able to move on from it, so the sooner you accept the situation and make peace with it, the sooner you can start living life and being happy again.

Look at your options

Of course, accepting tooth loss does not mean that you have to live with that gap in your smile forever. If it is really bothering you, one of the best ways to deal with it is going to be to replace it. A good dentist will be able to talk you through your options from dental implants to dentures, so talk with them, do your research, and set things in motion.

Dress your best

In the meantime, if you are struggling with your confidence due to having lost a tooth something that can really help you is to take time over the rest of your appearance. Wear your favorite clothing, get a fancy haircut, put on a full face of makeup, and basically just do whatever you need to do to feel as good about yourself as you possibly can right now. Oh, and hold your head up high.

Seek counseling

You may feel silly or vain if you are really struggling with the loss of a tooth but you absolutely should not. A full set of teeth is a sign of youth and good health for many people, so losing a tooth can bring up some deeper-seated issues around our lives that it is absolutely a good idea to explore if you are struggling. A good therapist will not judge you but they will help you to come to terms with things and move forward.

I hope this helps you cope a bit better with your tooth loss.


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