Adults Having Loose Teeth is Almost Always a Problem


Posted on 11/16/2020 by Thomas Wold, DMD
Adults Having Loose Teeth is Almost Always a ProblemHaving a loose tooth is typical for children, but if you notice a loose tooth as an adult, it must be a cause for concern. Loose tooth occurs when your tooth loses support and starts to detach from the bone and gums. The looseness tends to worsen when eating. Advanced gum disease, teeth grinding, and accidents are the most common causes of loose teeth in adults. The following are some of the reasons why having loose teeth can be problematic for adults.

Problems of Having Loose Teeth Among Adults


Children lose their baby teeth when they are about the age of six. But, the permanent teeth replace the lost baby teeth with time. However, as an adult, losing a permanent tooth is almost always a problem because it cannot get replaced naturally. Having loose teeth often causes excruciating pain that might prevent you from eating and conducting other duties. Also, the gums around the loose teeth are always red and swollen; this can cause bleeding gums, exposing the gums to infection-causing bacteria. These bacteria can get into the bloodstream and cause serious health issues such as high blood pressure and arthritis. Finally, cleaning loose teeth is a gruesome task because of the pain; this prevents most adults from practicing proper oral hygiene.

Saving Loose Teeth for Adults


Having loose teeth does not mean that you will lose them. Our dentists are capable of saving loose teeth once they identify the cause. We offer exceptional dental procedures such as root planning and scaling to get rid of plaque that has hardened underneath your gums and teeth. Root planning softens the root surface, and scaling gets rid of bacteria and tartar. We also provide some antibiotics that will help kill any kind of infection. Visit our offices and learn more about severe gum disease and the available surgical treatment options.
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