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Preparing for Tooth Loss: What You Should Know

The thought of getting teeth extracted can be a scary one, but it doesn't have to be. Discover our dedicated support and advice hub for preparing for tooth loss and let us help put your mind at ease.

If your dentist or prosthodontist has recommended tooth removal and a removable appliance to replace them, it’s a smart idea to read up on what’s in store for you. Learn what your options are, what questions to ask, and what your dentist feels is the best choice for tooth replacement to maintain your smile.

Tooth loss and tooth removal is relatively common. It’s estimated that 178 million Americans are missing at least one permanent, adult tooth.1 The reasons that adult might need a tooth extracted range from dental decay, dental trauma, smoking and dry mouth.1 Talk to your dentist or prosthodontist to determine the best option for you and what steps you can take to keep from losing any other teeth.

Source Citations:

  1. Missing Teeth. American College of Prosthodontists. Accessed 7/6/23.