Losing a tooth can be a traumatic experience for many people. Embarrassed and aware of social stigma, a person that has lost teeth can feel the repercussions on their psychological well-being. Oral surgeons like those at Austin Oral Surgery, are equipped with the knowledge and experience to help those who have lost teeth regain their self-confidence.
Losing your teeth can create psychological effects such as:
- Depression. Losing teeth changes a person’s appearance drastically. This loss of self-identity is shocking to most people. Unable to accept the body they live in, many people who lose teeth become depressed.
- Poor self-esteem. There is a social stigma associated with lost teeth. Some assume that a person with missing teeth is poor or uneducated. In public places they feel like everyone is staring and passing judgement. This experience can make losing teeth very difficult for a person’s self-esteem.
- Speech problems. Losing teeth can make it difficult to pronounce certain sounds needed to form specific words. This problem can make it difficult for people who have lost teeth to communicate.
- Difficulty socializing. The combination of depression, poor self-esteem, and speech problems all contribute to a person’s difficulty socializing after losing teeth. Not feeling like themselves and embarrassed by their appearance, many people that have recently lost teeth refrain from engaging in social situations.
The doctors and team at Austin Oral Surgery understand the challenges those face with missing teeth. Our team has the knowledge and experience to return your beautiful smile and bring you back to feeling like your former self. If you have any questions about tooth loss and the services we provide, do not hesitate to contact our office.