The choice is always yours to make, but we highly recommend that you trust Dr. Agnew's expert opinion. Without treatment, you may experience tooth loss, which leads to deterioration of the bone that supports it.
Bone loss can lead to even more serious problems, including:
- Pain or discomfort
- Enlarged tongue to fill the space
- Loss of function
- Numbness in the lower lip
- High risk of jaw fractures
- Difficulty securing dentures
- Sunken facial appearance
Putting off treatment can make it that much more difficult to treat you, and may require more extensive, invasive, and/or costly procedures later.