Tysons Dentistry

Study: Tooth Loss Linked to Depression

April 15, 2017
Posted By: Dr. Shohreh Shahram
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Vienna, VA dentists Dr. Ardalan Sanati and Dr. Shoreh Shahram know that losing a tooth is a devastating event for many people. Recent studies by the American Association of Implant Dentistry show that depression and anxiety over tooth loss affect nearly half of those who have lost a tooth.

The Effects of Tooth Loss

Genuine grief over the loss of a tooth is common. Other effects include feelings of embarrassment and the inability to accept the changes to their appearance caused by tooth loss. As a result, they experience reduced self-confidence, shame over tooth loss, and the need to keep the “secret” to themselves.

These are terrible burdens to carry. At Tysons Dentistry, we support you in every way possible so that you never have to experience these feelings.

The most important thing is to realize you are not alone. Estimates say that 178 million people in the US are missing at least one tooth. While tooth loss is permanent, you don’t have to live with the results.

Please don’t let negative feelings about your tooth loss prevent you from seeking help. If you are embarrassed because you lost a tooth, we urge you to come to us and share your feelings. We will be happy to listen to your concerns, but we don’t dwell on the tooth loss; we focus on how we can help you feel good about yourself again.

Dental Restorations in Vienna VA

Our Vienna, VA dentists offer solutions like dentures, partial dentures, dental implants, and bridges and will be happy to take the time to review all these options with you. Please call our office so we can arrange a time for you to come in and meet with us. We will work together to find the option that restores your self-esteem and allows you to get on with your life.

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