A recent study showed tooth loss could be disastrous for a person’s overall health.
Researchers from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom determined that participants in a recent study (all of whom suffered tooth loss) had major complications, similar to people who lose a limb. The consequences were so severe that they were life-changing in many cases.
The study appears in the journal Sociology of Health and Illness.
Some people who were part of the study often didn’t even want to leave their house. There were others who were upset because they needed dentures.
Tooth loss is not usually viewed as a major health problem. This study, however, indicates that tooth loss had serious ramifications for these people.
If tooth loss were viewed as a serious health problem, it’s possible that fewer people would have to deal with these life-altering issues.