In the case where teeth need to be pulled or removed, dentists often refer to two standard procedures. They will carry out a simple procedure if the affected tooth or teeth are visible. Most patients would want that as well as having full or partial dentures fitted as they would not wish to negatively impact their physical appearance. But this is unfortunate. More often than not, patients will ignore affected back teeth.
Their assumption may be that these are not teeth that will be visible and will therefore do no harm to their physical appearance. But diligent patients who allow their dentists to follow through with this second procedure will be required to have surgery done. And once the healing process has been completed, such patients will then be required to sit for their full or partial dentures for back teeth anderson.
And still healthier patients could be eligible for having permanent implants made up for them. This complex but advanced procedure does not need to take long but it is not unknown for the work of preparing and implanting to take anything from nine months to a year to complete. But in the meantime, all those folks who ignore the damage to their back teeth and forego going to the dentist may be doing so at their own peril.
Damaged back teeth may not be seen but it will not escape the notice of bacteria from which plague and further tooth decay could spread to surrounding teeth. Down the line this will always present further complications for the ignorant patient. Apart from having to foot avoidable medical bills, the patient could be faced with long-term damage that could even spread to other areas of the body. So, should you ignore your back teeth, you could be doing so at your own peril.