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Why Your Jaw May Begin to Reabsorb
Posted on 9/7/2020 by Dr. Dennison
Why Your Jaw May Begin to Reabsorb
Jaw re-absorption is a common condition amongst people who have a missing tooth or teeth and have done nothing about it. This condition doesn't occur instantly, but the changes do take place over time and when you ignore tooth replacement or dental checkups you may notice facial changes and slight misalignment of your teeth. This is because your jaw has started to reabsorbed.

No Tooth Replacement


When you do not opt-in for a tooth replacement, it could cause a lot of re-absorption problems. While people usually assume that ignoring dental issues will not cause any long-term problem, that is far from the truth. Reabsorbing happens when no tooth has been placed in the gap. This is something that we usually suggest, and you should get your cap or crown fitted as soon as possible.
Irrespective of the procedure you've been through, you need to make sure that you go ahead and get a cap fitted to a tooth that has been removed from the root. While root canals and other cosmetic procedures have a different requirement for a cap, tooth extraction will definitely need a cap.
While there may be people that will advise you against replacing the removed tooth, it is always advisable that your tooth is replaced as soon as possible. You will need to ensure that you pick the right cap depending on the way your jaw has healed. If there is a bit of inflammation on the gum, then it is advisable to wait till the inflammation subsides.
You should consult our experts as soon as possible so they will help you get more comfortable and explain the procedure to you. It is important that you do not waste any more time because the process of absorption will begin as soon as an unfilled gap is present. Contact us today for more information.