I’ve just had a dental operation so have a number of stitches in my gum. Had I not had my 6monthly check up I could have lost 2 or more perfect teeth as they would have simply dropped out.
The reason being the dentist not only looks for decay in your teeth and healthy gums but they can spot ‘other’ mouth related things as well.
In my case cist in the bone of the jaw. This causes the jaw to died back ie form holes which means the root of the tooth has nothing to hold onto and will eventually come loose and fall out. .
Yep a can happen to a perfect tooth.
I had one of those bone cists picked on a x-ray around a perfect tooth.
Thank you Mr Dentist so thankful even if I hate going to the dentist.
Mind you I do now feel a wee bit light headed and rather exhausted.