Although it’s normal for children to experience loose baby teeth before their permanent adult teeth come in, it’s not a normal occurrence in adulthood. Permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime with proper care. If you’re noticing loose teeth, it can be troubling. There are many reasons why this may be. Don’t panic if you think this may be a problem for you. We can help!
Causes of Loose Adult Teeth
Your permanent adult teeth are strong and durable but aren’t immune to injury or decay. That’s why it’s incredibly important to care for your teeth. If you haven’t recently suffered an injury to your mouth, you may have loosened teeth due to gum disease. This can be very serious. Gum disease usually presents with bleeding or receding gums. In its advanced stage, it can lead to bone deterioration, and this can cause teeth to become loose.
What to Do If You Have Loose Teeth
Don’t put off giving us a call if you’re afraid you may lose a tooth. There are many options for treatment. We can determine whether the problem is minor and can be aided with a few adjustments (like a night guard to stop teeth grinding). If the problem is very advanced, bone grafting or splinting may be recommended. If you end up losing teeth, there’s still no reason to panic. Modern dentistry has allowed us to have strong, natural-looking teeth through veneers, dentures, and bridges. We can help assess which may be right for you.
Keep Your Teeth Healthy
If you want to avoid losing teeth in adulthood, it’s very important to care for them properly. Brush and floss daily. Avoid sugar and tobacco products. Come in for a routine dental appointment every six months. If you grind your teeth or play contact sports, get a mouth guard for protection. These are little things that really make a difference in the preservation of your natural teeth.
Contact us today if you’re noticing signs of gum disease or have loosened teeth! We can help you get your oral health back on track.Contact Us