Possible Causes of Loose Teeth


Posted on 6/5/2023 by office
Possible Causes of Loose TeethLoose teeth in children may indicate a rite of passage. However, teeth mobility in adults may be a big concern. Gum tissues and periodontal ligament play a crucial role in holding the teeth in place. Therefore, when the teeth become loose, chances are there are issues affecting these tissues. Continue reading to learn the common causes of loose teeth.

Periodontal Diseases


Periodontal disease is among the leading causes of loose teeth. It involves infection of the gums due to poor oral hygiene habits. If left untreated, this condition can affect the gums, bones, and other tissues supporting the teeth. In the advanced stage of gum disease, the gums separate from the teeth, creating pockets. Over time, the pockets will deepen and affect the bones and tissues, resulting in loose teeth.

Luckily, you can prevent your teeth from becoming loose by paying attention to your mouth. This may involve scheduling regular dental disease to help catch the early signs of gum disease. You can also look for symptoms such as gum inflammation and bleeding of the gums. With this, it will be easy to treat gum disease before it advances to the periodontitis stage.

Dental Trauma


Dental trauma can occur due to sports injuries or falls. You can get a hard knock on your face or mouth when playing, causing one or more teeth to become loose. While you may decide not to play to avoid such incidents, there is no fun in this. If playing sports is your thing, you may need to consider wearing the right mouthguard to protect your teeth from injury.

Teeth Grinding


Teeth grinding can damage your teeth. This habit exerts pressure on the teeth, making them loose in their sockets. In this case, a dentist may recommend a night guard to stop this from happening. While a loose tooth may heal on its own, it would be best to seek professional care to ensure that the surrounding gums and teeth' roots are in good condition. Contact us to determine the underlying causes of loose teeth.
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