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Causes of Loose Teeth

Posted on 4/10/2023 by Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery
Causes of Loose TeethPeriodontitis, which eventually leads to loose teeth and tooth loss if left untreated, can develop from untreated gingivitis. How? Periodontal disease and gums also impact the tissues and bones that support the teeth. Gums can separate from teeth, creating infectious pockets between the teeth and gums. The pockets expand as your periodontitis worsens, eroding bone and gum tissue along the way and finally leading to loose teeth.


In the event of an accident or other traumatic event that applies force to your mouth, the ligaments and tissues holding your teeth firmly in their sockets may become strained. Your tooth becomes loose as a result. A ball being thrown in your face, for instance, can cause further loosening. A similar issue might result from routine tooth grinding. Make an appointment with your dentist and treat this type of injury as a dental emergency.

Tooth abscess

Pain and tenderness frequently come before a tooth abscess, which is the first sign that something is awry. The pulp inside the tooth expires and rots after it has died. The only place the dead tissue, dead germs, and other garbage may get disposed of is the roots, which accumulate at the root's tip as pus and infect the nearby bone structure. This damages the bone and supporting ligaments, which results in swelling and causes the tooth to become loose in its socket.


In essence, this is a bad bite. Braces are typically used to treat tooth misalignment. However, if this is not fixed, one or more teeth may experience more significant pressure when eating and speaking than the others. This excessive force wears down the teeth, gums, and periodontal ligaments like bruxism. The afflicted teeth become loose if the problem is not fixed.

For patients with loose teeth or having similar signs and symptoms as mentioned above, visit our clinics for quality services. Contact us today for appointment bookings.


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