Possible causes include gum disease, infections, hormonal changes, poor oral hygiene, tobacco use, malnutrition, or certain medications.
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A titanium post surgically placed in the jawbone to replace the root of a missing tooth, providing a base for a crown.
Frequent alcohol consumption can lead to dry mouth, increase the risk of gum disease, and raise oral cancer risk.
Certain strains can enter the bloodstream, possibly leading to arterial plaque and inflammation, increasing the risk of heart disease.
Porcelain veneers do not typically require special precautions during dental procedures like x-rays. Inform your dentist of their presence for proper care.
Maintain oral hygiene, use anti-plaque toothpaste or mouthwash, and have regular dental cleanings.
If possible, reinsert it immediately. If not, keep it moist in milk and seek emergency dental treatment ASAP.