Causes of Loose Teeth
Signs and Symptoms of Loose Teeth
- Sore or inflamed gums
- Bleeding gums
- Pus buildup around the tooth
- Food getting stuck between the teeth or under the gums
- Gum recession
These symptoms are also signs of an active infection of the mouth that indicates severe gum disease. Early stages of gum disease are reversible, so it is critical that you get the treatment you need as early as possible.
Preventing Loose Teeth
Take the time to brush and floss your teeth regularly and use proper brushing and flossing techniques. In some cases, your doctor may recommend nutritional supplementation and essential oils to manage gingivitis.
Loose Teeth Treatment Options
- Deep Cleanings
- Antibiotic therapy
- Bone grafts
- Gingival grafts
- Tooth replacement with dental implants
It is important to remember that healthy teeth in adults should never become loose. Even slight movements are a red flag, and you need to come in to see your doctor as soon as possible if you notice your teeth shifting or moving even slightly.
Learn more about loose teeth and treatment options by calling a dental professional for a consultation today!
At Smith & Cole Laser and Family Dentistry, we believe in providing exceptional care in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Our doctors, Dr. Todd Smith and Dr. Michael Cole, are experts in their field and strive each day to make patients feel at ease while transforming their smiles. Our office is proud to serve patients from New Braunfels, TX as well as the surrounding areas. We offer a variety of treatment options including the LANAP Laser Treatment, Dental Implants, Sleep Apnea, TMJ, Sedation, Pediatric Dentistry, and CEREC Same Day Crowns. Call (830) 629-1954 to schedule your appointment or click here to request an appointment online!