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Posted on 9/11/2023 by Dr. David Wanserski
EdentulismEdentulism is tooth loss that typically affects adults and seniors. While partial edentulism involves the loss of one or more teeth, complete edentulism is a term used when all of the teeth are lost. To get these issues sorted across all adults visit us at our offices where our practitioners are available for you.

Smoking may increase the odds of someday losing your pearly whites. In addition to boosting your risk of edentulism, smoking also leads to gum damage. And if you thought that vaping was a better option, think again; it, too, may lead to oral health problems. Bottom line: it's best to quit your nicotine addiction sooner rather than later. Stress may contribute to the development of edentulism, particularly if it causes you to grind your teeth, resulting in serious damage.

Causes of edentulism in prosthodontics

Age and genetics are a couple of factors that can be a little harder to control when it comes to preventing edentulism. More than 70% of seniors who are over 65 have gum disease to some degree, and gum disease can make you more susceptible to tooth loss. Also, if other people in your family have lost their teeth, you might be at an increased risk as well. Don't let this get you down, though, as taking care of your teeth with the help of your hygienist and dentist may help bring your risk down.

Certain conditions, such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, and heart disease, might make you more susceptible to tooth loss. Conditions that increase your risk of developing gum disease may also boost your risk of edentulism. Again, it goes back to the health of your gums and their ability to keep your teeth firmly in place.
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